Authors: Qusay H. Mahmoud, Leslie Yu
Addresses: School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada. ' SAP, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Abstract: Mobile software agents represent an ideal mechanism for dealing with information overload and disconnected computing. Currently, however, they are not integrated into the existing web infrastructure and therefore no websites are agent-enabled. Two main reasons why operators are unwilling to let agents run on their websites: (1) lack of business incentives and (2) security issues. In this paper we discuss the design and implementation of the Havana agent platform that addresses the above issues, and can be seamlessly integrated into the existing web infrastructure.
Keywords: mobile agents; web agents; agent gateway; software agents; information overload; disconnected computing; agent integration; multi-agent systems; agent-based systems; MAS; web infrastructure; internet; business incentives; security.
International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2010 Vol.4 No.4, pp.290 - 304
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