Proceedings. ITCC 2005 International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing (2005)
Las Vegas, NV, USA
April 4, 2005 to April 6, 2005
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ITCC.2005.302
Robert Steele , University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Tharam Dillon , University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Parth Pandya , University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Yuri Ventsov , University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Current mobile agent systems are based on agent architectures that are partially or fully implementation programming language-specific. Mobile agent implementation in a specific programming language has usage limitations as the inter agent communication and agent migration to other agent hosts needs support for the same language. Widely used Java-based agents have an advantage of easy agent migration through bytecode transfer but this also imposes the requirement of a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) on each agent host where agents can migrate to. To achieve a truly system independent and agent system architecture independent solution, here we propose a XML-based mobile agent architecture. This paper presents a mobile agent system design based on the use of XML-based agent code, the UDDI registry for agent registration and lookup/discovery and XML Web Service calls for mobile agent intercommunication and migration. This will also facilitate industry to have easier and less risky adaptation from existing agent system implementation.
XML, mobile agents, UDDI, web services, agent architecture
R. Steele, Y. Ventsov, P. Pandya and T. Dillon, "XML-Based Mobile Agents," Information Technology: Coding and Computing, International Conference on(ITCC), Las Vegas, Nevada, 2005, pp. 42-48.