Mobile agent enabled application mobility for pervasive computing

Ping Yu, Jiannong Cao, Weidong Wen, Jian Lu

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Applications that can follow mobile users when they change to a different environment are in high demand by pervasive computing. In this paper, we describe a mobile agent based paradigm for enabling an application to migrate with the user in pervasive computing environments. Compared with existing efforts on application mobility, our approach has the following distinctive features: (1) Applications are supported by a middleware with a reflective architecture that helps separate business functions from context-awareness logic; (2) Mobile agent is used to manage the mobility of an application and help the application adapt to its new context; (3) The advantages of mobile agent, such as reactivity, autonomy and intelligence, are naturally incorporated into the pervasive computing environment. Our experience shows that mobile agent is a promising technology for pervasive and mobile computing where mobile agents can act as a bridge connecting the cyber world with the physical world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Intelligence and Computing - Third International Conference, UIC 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540380914, 9783540380917
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Event3rd International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2006 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 3 Sept 20066 Sept 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4159 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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