Agents Go Traveling

Donal O'Kane, David Marsh, Song Shen, Richard Tynan, and G. M. P. O'Hare, University College Dublin

This paper is concerned with infrastructural support for nomadic agents. Agent migration offers much potential however issues relating to the security and integrity of their temporary resting nodes has mitigated against the harvesting of their true potential. Within this paper we introduce the Agent Travel Metaphor (ATM) which offers a comprehensive metaphor fostering integrating of control and security. We describe the metaphor together with its incorporation within the Agent Factory multi-agent system.

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