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Using cooperative mobile agents to monitor distributed and dynamic environments

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Using cooperative mobile agents to monitor distributed and dynamic environments
Monitoring the changes in data values obtained from the environment (e.g., locations of moving objects) is a primary concern in many fields, as for example in the pervasive computing environment. The monitoring task is challenging from a double perspective. First and foremost, the environment can be highly dynamic in terms of the rate of data changes. Second, the monitored data are often not available from a single computer/device but are distributed; moreover, the set of data providers can change along the course of time. Therefore, obtaining a global snapshot of the environment and keeping it up-to-date is not easy, especially if the conditions (e.g., network delays) change. In this article, a decentralized, loose, and fault-tolerant monitoring approach based on the use of mobile agents is described. Mobile agents allow easy tracking of the involved computers, carrying the monitoring tasks to wherever they are needed. A deadline-based mechanism is used to coordinate the cooperative ...
Sergio Ilarri, Eduardo Mena, Arantza Illarramendi
Added 12 Dec 2010
Updated 12 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where ISCI
Authors Sergio Ilarri, Eduardo Mena, Arantza Illarramendi
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