A component-based, reconfigurable mobile agent system for context-aware computing

Hsin Ta Chiao, Ming Chun Cheng, Yue Shan Chang, Shyan-Ming Yuan

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Abstract

In the near future, people can use various kinds of portable terminal devices, such as PDAs or smart phones, to access the information on Internet at any time, in any place, for supporting their daily life. Personal mobile agents can help those people to search, to filter, to analyze, or to translate the large amount of Internet information. Since the context of a user may vary frequently, the way a personal mobile agent process the Internet information must adapt to the context change. However, we think that the current mainstream mobile agent platforms, such as the IBM Aglet and the IKV++ Grasshopper, are not good enough for developing context-aware applications. Hence, we propose a Component-based, Reconfigurable Mobile Agent (CRMA) system, which is designed for context-aware computing. It offers downloadable user-interface modules on terminal devices for application to adapt the characteristics of various terminal devices. In addition, on agent side, CRMA provides a reconfigurable agent-programming framework, which uses component-based pipelines to perform context-aware data-processing operations. This not only simplifies the programming task for dynamically reconfiguring an agent’s behavior to adapt the context change, but also improves the reusability of agent software. In the end of this paper, we will propose a context-aware meta-search service to demonstrate how to use CRMA to develop a context-aware application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Systems - Second International Conference, ADVIS 2002 Izmir, Turkey, October 23-25, 2002 Proceedings
EditorsTatyana Yakhno
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages273-282
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540000097, 9783540000099
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Event2nd International Conference on Advances in Information Systems, ADVIS 2002 - Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 23 Oct 200225 Oct 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2457
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Advances in Information Systems, ADVIS 2002
CountryTurkey
CityIzmir
Period23/10/0225/10/02

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    Chiao, H. T., Cheng, M. C., Chang, Y. S., & Yuan, S-M. (2002). A component-based, reconfigurable mobile agent system for context-aware computing. In T. Yakhno (Ed.), Advances in Information Systems - Second International Conference, ADVIS 2002 Izmir, Turkey, October 23-25, 2002 Proceedings (pp. 273-282). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2457). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-36077-8_28