Mobile Agents for Telecommunication Applications: Third International Workshop, MATA 2001, Montreal, Canada, August 14-16, 2001. Proceedings / Edition 1

Mobile Agents for Telecommunication Applications: Third International Workshop, MATA 2001, Montreal, Canada, August 14-16, 2001. Proceedings / Edition 1

by Samuel Pierre
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540424601

ISBN-13: 9783540424604

Pub. Date: 09/21/2001

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Mobile Agents areat the crossroadsof twomore ancient concepts: agentand mobility. Theconceptofagentappearedinthe fieldofartificialintelligence(AI) inthelate1970sandisratherfuzzy,leadingtomanydefinitions. Anagentis usually defined as a software servant that either relieves the user of routine, burdensome tasks such as appointment scheduling and e-mail

Overview

Mobile Agents areat the crossroadsof twomore ancient concepts: agentand mobility. Theconceptofagentappearedinthe fieldofartificialintelligence(AI) inthelate1970sandisratherfuzzy,leadingtomanydefinitions. Anagentis usually defined as a software servant that either relieves the user of routine, burdensome tasks such as appointment scheduling and e-mail disposition, or sortstheinformationthatisrelevanttotheuser’scurrentinterestsandneeds. This definition has made ”agent ” a buzzword within both the academic and industrialworlds. Mobileagentsrefertoself-contained and identifiable computer programs that canmovewithinthenetworkandcanactonbehalfoftheuseroranotherentity. Even if they are defined as a special class of agents that have mobility as a secondarycharacteristic,itismoreappropriateonsidermobileagentsasthe achievementofmobileabstractions(code,objectsorprocesses). Theyareoften consideredasanalternativeand/oracomplementforotherparadigmssuchas thewell-establishedclient-server. Insteadoftransferringlargeamountsofdata between the client programand the server,a mobile agent movesto the host withthedataandpertinentresources. Mobileagentshavebeenusedinapplicationsrangingfrominformation- trievaltoe-commerce,includingtelecommunicationsandnetworkmanagement. Althoughtheirproponentsassociateseveralbenefitswiththeiruse,theyremain acontentiousissuebecauseof,forinstance,thelackofinnovativeapplications backingtheirclaimswithconcretestudies. Theaimoftheworkshopwastoprovideauniqueopportunityforresearchers, softwareandapplicationdevelopers,andcomputernetworktechnologiststod- cuss new developments on the mobile agent technologyand applications. The workshopfocuses on mobile agent issuesacrossthe areasof networkmana- ment, mobile applications, Nomadic computing, feature interactions, Internet applications,QoSmanagement,policy-basedmanagement,interactivemulti- dia,tele-learningapplications,andcomputertelephonyintegration. August2001 SamuelPierreandRochGlitho Organizing Committee General Chair: SamuelPierre ´ EcolePolytechniquedeMontŕeal,Canada Program Chair: RochGlitho EricssonResearchCanada Tutorial Co-Chairs: Jean-CharlesBernard ´ EcolePolytechniquedeMontŕeal,Canada WilfriedG. Probst Universi&tacute;eduQúebe&cgrave;aMontŕeal,Canada ThomasM. Chen SouthernMethodistUniversity,USA PublicityCo-Chairs: RamiroLiscano MitelCorporation,Canada LarbiEsmahi NationalResearchCouncilofCanada Geng-ShengKuo NationalCentralUniversity,Taiwan AntonioLiotta UniversityofSurrey,UK Local Management Committee ´ Jean-CharlesBernard,EcolePolytechniquedeMontŕeal,Canada DenisMonette,EricssonResearchCanada RochGlitho,EricssonResearchCanada ´ SabineKebreau,EcolePolytechniquedeMontŕeal,Canada RaymondĹevesque,BureaudesCong&rgrave;esUniversitaires,Canada VII Program Committee A. L. Ananda,NUS,Singapore ´ J. -C. Bernard,EcolePolytechniquedeMontŕeal,Canada A. Bieszczad,LucentTechnologies,USA R. Boutaba,UniversityofWaterloo,Canada J. Delgado,UniversitatPompeuFabra,Barcelona,Spain P. Dini,CiscoSystemsInc. ,USA L. Esmahi,NRC,Canada B. Falchuk,Bellcore,USA N. Fonseca,Unicamp,Brazil V. Gay,UTS,Australia M. -P. Gervais,LIP6,France R. Glitho,EricssonResearchCanada T. Gray,MitelCorp,Canada C. Grossner,NortelNetworks,Canada ´ H. H. Hoang,EcolePolytechniquedeMontŕeal,Canada E. Horlait,LIP6,France J. G. Hulaas,UniversityofGeneva,Switzerland R. Impey,NRC,Canada I. Jabbari,GeorgeMasonUniversity,USA P. Joye,UniversityofAppliedSciencesofWesternSwitzerland A. Karmouch,UniversityofOttawa,Canada R. Liscano,MitelCorporation,Canada T. Magedanz,IKV++GMD,Germany C. Petitpierre,SwissFederalInstituteofTechnology,Switzerland ´ A. Quintero,EcolePolytechniquedeMontŕeal,Canada S. Soulhi,EricssonCanada J. -F. Wagen,Univ. ofAppliedSciencesofWesternSwitzerland MATAWorkshop SteeringCommittee EricHorlait,LIP6,France RogerImpey,NRC,Canada AhmedKarmouch,UniversityofOttawa,Canada ThomasMagedanz,IKV++GMD,Germany Table of Contents DynamicCongestionAvoidanceUsingMulti-agentSystems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 N. Rouhana,E. Horlait UseofAgentsforResolvingFeatureInteractions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540424604
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/21/2001
Series:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, #2164
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Dynamic Congestion Avoidance Using Multi-Agents Systems.- Use of agents for resolving feature interactions.- IMAGO: A Prolog-based System for Intelligent Mobile Agents.- Mobile Agents and Legacy Systems: How to Integrate Alternative Communication Paradigms.- Agent-Based Distance Vector Routing.- High Availability Connection Management via Software Bus and Mobile Agent in Network Management Environment.- Multipoint-to-Point Routing With QoS Guarantees Using Mobile Agents.- Dynamic Composition of Execution Environment for Adaptive Nomadic Applications.- Network Processing of Mobile Agents, by Mobile Agents, for Mobile Agents.- Design of a Mobile Agent-Based Workflow Management System.- Towards an Agent-based Distributed Hierarchical Network Management System for All-Optical Networks.- A Policy Management System for Mobile Agent-Based Services.- A Multi-agent Architecture for Intelligent Mobile Agents.- A Self-adaptable Agent System for Efficient Information Gathering.- An Agent-based Approach to Full Interoperability and Allocation Transparency in Distributed File Systems.- A Proposal of PVCs Configuration Methodology Employing Mobile Agents.- SITA: Protecting Internet Trade Agents from Malicious Hosts.- Applying Mobile Agents to Enable Dynamic, Context-Aware Interactions for Mobile Phone Users.- Using Mobile Agents for Managing Control and Alarms in Urban Infrastructures.- The Spider Model of Agents.- On the Modeling of Mobile Agent-Based Systems.- Multi-domain Policy Based Management Using Mobile Agents.- A Mobile Agent Prototype for Distributed Search.- Using the Cross-Entropy Method to Guide/Govern Mobile Agent’s Path Finding in Networks.- Context Gathering Mobile Agents to Assist in Resource Reservation for Inter-technology Hand-off.- Towards a Secure Agent Platform Based on FIPA.

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