%T Mobile Agents and Processes using Communicating Process Architectures
%A Jon Kerridge, Jens-Oliver Haschke, Kevin Chalmers
%E Peter H. Welch, S. Stepney, F.A.C Polack, Frederick R. M. Barnes, Alistair A. McEwan, G. S. Stiles, Jan F. Broenink, Adam T. Sampson
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2008
%X The mobile agent concept has been developed over a number of
years and is widely accepted as one way of solving problems
that require the achievement of a goal that cannot be
serviced at a specific node in a network. The concept of a
mobile process is less well developed because implicitly it
requires a parallel environment within which to operate. In
such a parallel environment a mobile agent can be seen as a
specialization of a mobile process and both concepts can
be incorporated into a single application environment, where
both have well defined requirements, implementation and
functionality. These concepts are explored using a simple
application in which a node in a network of processors is
required to undertake some processing of a piece of data for
which it does not have the required process. It is known
that the required process is available somewhere in
the network. The means by which the required process is
accessed and utilized is described. As a final demonstration
of the capability we show how a mobile meeting organizer
could be built that allows friends in a social network to
create meetings using their mobile devices given that they
each have access to the others\[rs] on\-line diaries.
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