A Flexible Mobile-Agent Framework for Accessing Information Systems in Disconnected Computing Environments



Over the last few years, the importance of mobile computing as been steadily increasing. While it is important to provide support for accessing databases in disconnected computing environments, many of the information systems being deployed today are using a three-tier architecture. It is becoming vital to find ways of providing reliable access to the business-logic present in the middle-tier, for mobile applications. In this paper, we present a component-based framework that enables client applications to send mobile agents to interact with application servers in disconnect computing environments. This framework allows the applications to benefit from the advantages of using mobile agents in disconnected-computing environments, and at the same time provides integration between mobile clients and corporate information systems.


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Year 2004 : 1 citations

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Year 2002 : 2 citations

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Year 2001 : 1 citations

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