Analysis of mobile agents' fault-tolerant behavior

Wenyu Qu, Hong Shen

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Mobile agent-based technology has attracted considerable interest in both academia and industry in recent years. Many agent-based execution models have been proposed and their effectiveness have been demonstrated in the literature. However, these models require a high overhead to achieve the reliable execution of mobile agents. In this paper, we propose a new mobile agent-based execution model. Extensive theoretical analysis on the population distribution of mobile agents is provided to evaluate the performance of our model. The analytical results reveal new theoretical insights into the fault-tolerant execution of mobile agents. Our model provides an efficient way to increase overall performance and a promising method in achieving mobile agent system reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-585
Number of pages4
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference, PDCAT 2004 - , Singapore
Duration: 8 Dec 200410 Dec 2004


  • Fault tolerance
  • Mobile agents
  • Stochastic analysis


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