Mobile Agents: Control Algorithms

In this monograph, Joachim Baumann provides in-depth coverage of essential research issues; namely, mechanisms for locating and terminating mobile agents and for orphan detection in a mobile agent system. The reader will gain insights into the design and implementation of three control mechanisms fo...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Baumann, Joachim
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2000, 2000
Edition:1st ed. 2000
Series:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Mobile Agents
  • 3. System and Failure Model
  • 4. Control Mechanisms for Mobile Agents
  • 5. Distributed Garbage Collection
  • 6. From Garbage Collection to Controll Mechanisms for Mobile Agents
  • 7. Comparing the Mechanisms
  • 8. Conclusion
  • Appendix A. Fundamentals of Probability Theory
  • Appendix B. Introduction to Fault Tolerance
  • Appendix C. Fault Tolerance and Message Complexity