David Kotz, Robert Gray, and Daniela Rus. Future Directions for Mobile-Agent Research. IEEE Distributed Systems Online, 3(8), August 2002. Based on a conversation with Jeff Bradshaw, Colin Harrison, Guenter Karjoth, Amy Murphy, Gian Pietro Picco, M. Ranganathan, Niranjan Suri, and Christian Tschudin.

Abstract: The field of mobile agents should shift its emphasis toward mobile code, in all its forms, rather than continue focusing on mobile agents. The development of modular components will help application designers take advantage of code mobility without having to rewrite their applications to fit in monolithic, mobile agent systems.

Keywords: mobile computing, security, mobile-agent

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