Building Domain-Specific Mobile Agent Platforms from Reusable Software Components



Mobile agents are a promising technology for developing applications in many application domains. However, it has not yet gained a large acceptance from the developers. One important reason for this is the difficulty of using generic mobile-agent platforms in specific application domains, which have very concrete requisites. In this paper, we present a reusable component-based framework that enables the creation of domain-specific mobile-agent systems in an easy and rapid way. The framework was implemented using the JavaBeans component model, and a fully blown agent platform was built from the components. By using this framework, the development of domain-specify mobile agent platforms is simplified, allowing a more rapid development cycle, which can contribute to an easier spreading of the mobile agent technology.


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