A mutual exclusion algorithm for mobile agents-based applications

Chun Cao, Jiannong Cao, Xiaoxing Ma, Jian Lu

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Abstract

The mobile agent (MA) technology has been widely applied in distributed applications. However, since mobile agents are highly autonomous, coordinating the their behaviours is hard. We concentrate on the mutual exclusion issue in this paper and propose an algorithm for achieving mutex among mobile agents. In contrast to the existing algorithms for traditional distributed processes, the proposed algorithm does not require MAs to have a pre-knowledge about other competitors, nor the total number of them. MAs can join/leave the competition session freely. The algorithm performance is also evaluated through simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParallel and Distributed Processing and Applications - 5th International Symposium, ISPA 2007, Proceedingsq
Pages56-67
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event5th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications, ISPA 2007 - Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 29 Aug 200731 Aug 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4742 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications, ISPA 2007
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityNiagara Falls
Period29/08/0731/08/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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