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Issue No. 01 - January (2010 vol. 21)
ISSN: 1045-9219
pp: 72-85
EunJoung Byun , Kibo Technology Fund, Seoul
SungJin Choi , Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon
Hyunseung Choo , Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon
HongSoo Kim , Digital Media and Communication Center, Samsung Electronics Co., Suwon
MaengSoon Baik , IT R&D Center, SAMSUNG SDS, Seongnam
ABSTRACT
A mobile agent system is regarded as an attractive technology when developing distributed applications. However, mobility makes it more difficult to trace agents. It is also more complex for agents to communicate with each other in a reliable manner. Therefore, a reliable communication protocol is necessary to control and monitor mobile agents and deliver messages between them. In this paper, a new Reliable Communication Protocol (RCP) is proposed for a multiregion mobile agent computing environment. RCP is implemented on the ODDUGI mobile agent system. Analysis and evaluation show that RCP fulfills the following design goals: reliability, asynchrony, timeliness, location dependency, scalability, and communication cost.
INDEX TERMS
Mobile agents, communication, location management, message delivery, reliability.
CITATION
EunJoung Byun, SungJin Choi, Hyunseung Choo, HongSoo Kim, MaengSoon Baik, "A Reliable Communication Protocol for Multiregion Mobile Agent Environments", IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol. 21, no. , pp. 72-85, January 2010, doi:10.1109/TPDS.2009.48
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