.net Mobile Agents

01/06/2007 - 30/05/2010

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Mobile agents are capable of enhancing distributed applications due to their inherent characteristics, such as code and state mobility, network awareness, intelligence, and so on. The predominant development language of mobile agent systems is Java due to its platform independence and sandbox security. However, new development frameworks such as Microsoft .net v2.0 and v3.0 provide a promising solution for the future of agent technology, due to features such as server activated objects, and code mobility. The scope of this project is to appraise new development frameworks such as .net in relation to mobile agent technology and investigate the advantages and disadvantages.

.net Mobile Agents is a Research - Other Sources project funded by Edinburgh Napier University. Carried out in collaboration with and others. For further information please refer to .
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Project Team

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
+44 131 455 2759
Dr Nikos Migas
(not currently an institute member)
Jiashan Cui
(not currently an institute member)

Associated Publications

Migas, N., Buchanan, W. (2010). Ad-hoc Routing Metrics and Applied Weighting for QoS support. International Journal of Parallel, Emergent, and Distributed Systems, 25, (4), 293 - 314.

Buchanan, W., Migas, N., McArtney, K. (2004). Agent-based Systems for Ah-hoc Routing in Wireless Networks. In: (Ed.) BCS Symposium/Colloquium on Mobile and Complex Agent Applications, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Napier University, Edinburgh: . .