Mobile agent system for Web service integration in pervasive network

Fuyuki Ishikawa*, Nobukazu Yoshioka, Shinichi Honiden

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Efforts to realize Web service technology for dynamic integration of distributed components have been started. There is also a proposal for a language that describes the integration flow in a platform-independent form. It is expected that Web service integration will be applied not only to the Internet, but also to various environments such as pervasive networks composed of mobile devices with wireless connections. In the latter case, it is necessary to deal with resource saving problems such as those that arise in a relatively low speed and unstable wireless channel. This study applies the mobile agent technique to the above problem and proposes a mobile agent system for Web service integration. In the proposed system, the physical actions of the mobile agents, that is, migration and cloning, are separated from the integration logic, and are represented as rules to be added to the integration flow description. By this separation, the physical behavior can be added or modified according to environmental conditions without modifying the integration flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-48
Number of pages15
JournalSystems and Computers in Japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Migration control
  • Mobile agent
  • WSFL
  • Web service integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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