—Multi agent systems provide distributed
computation for decentralized software applications. Mobile
agents play an important role in realizing distributed systems.
Current mobile agent implementations force a tightly coupled
mechanism for migration by providing a mobile agent its
destination address in advance. This requirement is both
restricting and inflexible. In this paper, we propose a novel
agent migration scheme that eliminates destination address
information from the essential components of migration.
Basically, an agent migrates between platforms as a specific
type of a message over a communication system that
implements topic based publish/subscribe paradigm. This
approach allows for loosely coupled inter-platform mobility due
to the communication model, resulting in a flexible and scalable
execution environment. The paper also describes a new service
oriented architecture for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems an
information expert ecosystem, as an application of the proposed
—Multi agent systems, publish/subscribe
paradigm, agent migration, distributed systems, service
M. A. Karzan is with the Department of Computer Science, Informatics
Institute, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (e-mail: karzan@
N. Erdogan is with the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of
Computer and Informatics, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
(e-mail: nerdogan@ itu.edu.tr).
Cite:Mustafa Akif Karzan and Nadia Erdogan, "Topic Based Agent Migration Scheme via Publish/Subscribe Paradigm," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 290-294, 2013.