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Mobile agents are programs that can move through a network
under their own control, migrating from host to host and interacting
with other agents and resources on each. We argue that these mobile,
autonomous agents have the potential to provide a convenient,
efficient and robust programming paradigm for distributed
applications, particularly when partially connected computers are
involved. Partially connected computers include mobile computers such
as laptops and personal digital assistants as well as modem-connected
home computers, all of which are often disconnected from the network.
In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of our
mobile-agent system, Agent Tcl, and the specific features that support
mobile computers and disconnected operation. These features include
network-sensing tools and a docking system that allows an agent
to transparently move between mobile computers, regardless of when the
computers connect to the network.
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Robert S. Gray, David Kotz, Saurab Nog, Daniela Rus, and George Cybenko, "Mobile agents for mobile computing." Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report PCS-TR96-285, May 1996.
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