Distribution of mobile agents in vulnerable networks

Wenyu Qu, Hong Shen, Yingwei Jin

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This paper focuses on behavior analysis on mobile agents used in network routing, We describe a general agent-based routing model and classify it into two cases based on the reaction of mobile agents to a system failure, namely MWRC (mobile agents with weak reaction capability) and MSEC (mobile agents with strong reaction capability). For each case, we analyze the population distribution (the number of mobile agents) of mobile agents which as an important measure for monitoring the computational resource consumption and network performance. Our analysis reveal theoretical insights into the statistical behaviors of mobile agents and provide useful tools for effectively managing mobile agents in large networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrid and Cooperative Computing - GCC 2005 - 4th International Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing - GCC 2005 - Beijing, China
Duration: 30 Nov 20053 Dec 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3795 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing - GCC 2005


  • Mobile agents
  • Population distribution
  • Vulnerable networks


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