Scalable PlatfoRm for movINg Software (SPRINGS)
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Type: Project
Member Organisation: 155 University of Zaragoza

[Project] Ilarri, Sergio and Trillo, Raquel and Mena, Eduardo (2006) Scalable PlatfoRm for movINg Software (SPRINGS).

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In the recent years, mobile agents (MAs) have arised as a promising paradigm to build distributed applications. They provide a range of advantages, specially in pervasive and mobile environments. Thus, autonomy, load balancing, performance and flexibility are some of the benefits inherently associated to the use of mobile agents. However, we have found that most of these platforms do not perform efficiently nor reliably in environments with highly mobile and cooperative agents, specially when the number of agents increases. Thus, the development of a new MA platform is strongly motivated by needs detected in our research projects, where we frequently use mobile agent technology to build distributed applications. Thus, we propose SPRINGS (Scalable PlatfoRm for movINg Software), a novel MA platform featuring location transparency, automatic update of proxies, and scalability. Besides, livelock problems are minimized.

Deposited by Sergio Ilarri on 20 August 2006

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