Interoperability for Mobile Agents by Incarnation Agents

Tetsuo Hasegawa*, Kenta Cho, Fumihiro Kumeno, Shin Nakajima, Akihiko Ohsuga, Shinichi Honiden

*Corresponding author for this work

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Many different kinds of mobile agent platforms have been developed. However, migration to a different type of mobile agent platform is actually impossible. As a solution to this problem, we propose an interoperability concept using incarnation agents. This concept realizes logical mobility between different kinds of agent platforms. The incarnation agent extracts an agent's procedures and status, compiles them into an agent platform-independent format, and then re-compiles them to the target agent platform format, thus enabling the process to continue. The incarnation agent also has autonomy for interoperability. It manages complex migration for interoperability so that the agent's procedures can be described in a simple mobile model. Moreover, the incarnation agent modifies the agent's procedures so that they are applicable to the facilities of the target agent platform. Feasibility experiments using interoperability middle-ware have been conducted as a basis for realizing incarnation agents.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 03 - Melbourne, Vic., Australia
Duration: 2003 Jul 142003 Jul 18


ConferenceProceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 03
CityMelbourne, Vic.


  • Interoperability
  • Mobile agent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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