Enhancing Mobile Agent Communication Performance

M.A. Hamza, I.F. Awad, and G.M.B. Awad


Mobile agents, communication performance, migration, RPC


The recent evolution of distributed systems has favoured the development of a new generation of mobile agents based applications. In fact, many agent systems have been created in the last few years, and there are currently various efforts to standardize them. However, some problems are still under research, including mechanisms for agent security, control structures, transactional support, and design of communication models. Previous research [1] has shown that better communication performance model can be achieved by mixing remote procedure calls with agent migration. In this article we propose an algorithm to provide the agent with a path with minimal communication cost for some special network topologies.

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