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Mobile Agents in Networking and Distributed Computing

Mobile Agents in Networking and Distributed Computing

Jiannong Cao, Sajal Kumar Das

ISBN: 978-1-118-13560-0

Jul 2012

450 pages

$71.99

Description

The book focuses on mobile agents, which are computer programs that can autonomously migrate between network sites. This text introduces the concepts and principles of mobile agents, provides an overview of mobile agent technology, and focuses on applications in networking and distributed computing.
FOREWORD ix

PREFACE xi

CONTRIBUTORS xiii

PART I INTRODUCTION 1

1 Mobile Agents and Applications in Networking and Distributed Computing 3

PART II PRINCIPLES OF APPLYING MOBILE AGENTS 17

2 Mobile Agent Communications 19

3 Distributed Security Algorithms for Mobile Agents 41

4 Mobile Agent Coordination 71

5 Cooperating Mobile Agents 93

PART III MOBILE AGENT BASED TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS 127

6 Network Routing 129

7 Resource and Service Discovery 161

8 Distributed Control 189

9 Distributed Databases and Transaction Processing 219

10 Mobile Agents in Mobile and Wireless Computing 243

PART IV DESIGN AND EVALUATION 263

11 Naplet: Microkernel and Pluggable Design of Mobile Agent Systems 265

12 Performance Evaluation of Mobile Agent Platforms and Comparison with Client–Server Technologies 299

Index 323