Papers and presentations on MobiliTools/SMI

MobiliTools: An OMG Standards-based Toolbox for Agent Mobility and Interoperability
author: Bruno Dillenseger
reference: SmartNet2000, 6th IFIP Conference on Intelligence in Networks, Vienna, septembre 2000. Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 353-366.
Presentation
One of the keys to success for applications of mobile and/or intelligent agents in large-scale open systems such as Internet is the ability of heterogeneous agents to cooperate and negotiate, and meet if they are mobile. This heterogeneity support requires the adoption of standards at the underlying distributed system level to support interoperability in agent management, mobile agent transport, and agent communication transport. This paper shows how both OMG standards and a modular architecture based on three kinds of component - agent mobility kernel, agent communication tools, and agent activity kernel - makes it possible to build a variety of heterogeneous mobile agent platforms with ad hoc features while preserving interoperability.

MobiliTools: A Toolbox for Agent Mobility and Interoperability Based on OMG Standards
author: Bruno Dillenseger
reference: poster ASA/MA2000 (2nd International Symposium on Agent Systems and Applications, 4th International Symposium on Mobile Agents), Zürich, septembre 2000.
Presentation
One of the keys to success for applications of mobile and/or intelligent agents in large-scale systems such as Internet is the ability of heterogeneous agents to cooperate and negotiate, and meet if they are mobile. This requires the adoption of standards for the underlying distributed system to support interoperability in agent management, mobile agent transport and localization, and agent communication transport. This poster introduces MobiliTools, an OMG standards-based solution to these issues, and show how mobile agent platforms can be built from the combination of three independent components, respectively addressing mobility, communication, and activity concerns.