David Kotz and Robert S. Gray. Mobile Agents and the Future of the Internet. ACM Operating Systems Review, 33(3):7-13, August 1999. DOI 10.1145/311124.311130.

Abstract: Use of the Internet has exploded in recent years with the appearance of the World-Wide Web. In this paper, we show how current technological trends may lead to a system based substantially on mobile code, and in many cases, mobile agents. We discuss several technical and non-technical hurdles along the path to that eventuality. It seems likely that, within a few years, nearly all major Internet sites will be capable of hosting and willing to host some form of mobile code or mobile agents.

Keywords: mobile computing, mobile-agent

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See also earlier version kotz:future.