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Migration of mobile agents in ad-hoc wireless networks.
  This paper focuses on the design and development of a novel architecture called MARIAN, which utilises static agents, mobile agents, and also a hybrid approach, in order to perform routing, network discovery, and automatic network reconfiguration, in wireless ad-hoc networks. The paper shows that, in most cases, the static agent approach is faster than the mobile agent approach in retrieving data from a wireless remote database. However, if the amount of data to be retrieved is relatively large, such as in the gathering of data for routing information, the mobile agents are more capable of filtering data according to the required preferences. It also shows that the time taken to gather routing information can be significantly reduced using a mobile agent approach, as compared with the static agent approach.

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    31 December 2004

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    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science


Migas, N., Buchanan, W. J., & McArtney, K. (2004). Migration of mobile agents in ad-hoc wireless networks. In Proceeding of the 11th IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer-based systems, 530-535.



Novel architecture; MARIAN; static agents; mobile agents; routing; network discovery; wireless ad-hoc networks; data filtering;

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