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Parallel and Distributed Computing Applications and Technologies, International Conference on (2008)
Dec. 1, 2008 to Dec. 4, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3443-5
pp: 425-430
ABSTRACT
Intelligent agents offer a viable paradigm for enabling AmI applications and services. As WSN technologies are anticipated to provide an indispensable component in many application domains, the need for enabling the agent paradigm to encompass such technologies becomes more urgent. The resource-constrained ad-hoc nature of WSNs poses significant challenges to conventional agent frameworks. In particular, the implications for agent functionality and behaviour in a WSN context demand that issues such as unreliable message delivery and limited power resources, amongst others, be considered. In this paper, the practical issues of agent migration and communication are considered in light of WSN constraints. The discussion is illustrated through a description of approaches adopted by Agent Factory Micro Edition (AFME).
INDEX TERMS
Intelligent Agents, Wireless Sensor Networks, Ambient Intelligence
CITATION
Conor Muldoon, Gregory M.P. O'Hare, Michael J. O'Grady, Richard Tynan, "Agent Migration and Communication in WSNs", Parallel and Distributed Computing Applications and Technologies, International Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 425-430, 2008, doi:10.1109/PDCAT.2008.58
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