2006 International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks(WoWMoM'06) (2006)
Buffalo, New York
June 26, 2006 to June 29, 2006
Sergio Ilarri , University of Zaragoza, Spain
Raquel Trillo , University of Zaragoza, Spain
Eduardo Mena , University of Zaragoza, Spain
In the last decade, mobile agents have arisen as a promising paradigm to build distributed and mobile computing applications. However, mobile agents have not been massively adopted. One of the reasons could be that some issues have yet to be solved to increase the confidence of developers. Thus, scalability problems sometimes arise in applications with a high number of mobile agents when calls and trips happen very frequently. <p>In this paper we present SPRINGS, a novel Java-based mobile agent system which is scalable, flexible, and easy to use. Our work has been motivated by our experience with mobile agents in several research projects. We focus on scalability issues and efficient maintenance of locationindependent agent references in dynamic scenarios where agents communicate and travel frequently among computers. We have obtained encouraging performance results through an extensive set of experiments. Moreover, our tests show that SPRINGS achieves a degree of concurrency that other well-known platforms cannot reach.</p>
S. Ilarri, R. Trillo and E. Mena, "SPRINGS: A Scalable Platform for Highly Mobile Agents in Distributed Computing Environments," 2006 International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks(WoWMoM'06)(WOWMOM), Buffalo, New York, 2006, pp. 633-637.