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IJIET 2013 Vol.3(3): 290-294 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.283

Topic Based Agent Migration Scheme via Publish/Subscribe Paradigm

Mustafa Akif Karzan and Nadia Erdogan

Abstract—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 scheme.

Index Terms—Multi agent systems, publish/subscribe paradigm, agent migration, distributed systems, service oriented architecture.

M. A. Karzan is with the Department of Computer Science, Informatics Institute, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (e-mail: karzan@ itu.edu.tr).
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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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