Chapter 6. Agents

  1. Iakovos Venieris1,
  2. Fabrizio Zizza2 and
  3. Thomas Magedanz3
  1. T. Magedanz,
  2. M. Perdikeas and
  3. I. Venieris

Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0470841869.ch6

Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice

Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice

How to Cite

Magedanz, T., Perdikeas, M. and Venieris, I. (2001) Agents, in Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice (eds I. Venieris, F. Zizza and T. Magedanz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470841869.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    National Technical University of Athens, Greece

  2. 2

    Siemens Information and Communication Networks SpA, Italy

  3. 3

    IKV++ GmbH Informations und Kommunikations Technologie, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471623793

Online ISBN: 9780470841860

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Keywords:

  • Distributed Computing;
  • Mobile Agents;
  • Intelligent Agents;
  • Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language;
  • Mobile Agent Systems Interoperability Facility

Summary

The focus of this chapter is in mobile agent technologies. A comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundation of intelligent and mobile agent related research is given along with a condensed historiography of this relatively new field. An in depth look of the more technical aspects of commercially available mobile agent platforms is provided in the second half of this chapter. The overview given there allows the reader to gain a unifying perspective of the technologies and capabilities involved and to view mobile agent platforms as a middleware both overlapping and complementing distributed object technologies.