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We explain basic features of an emerging area called Intelligent Environments. We give a short overview on how it has developed, what is the current state of the art and what are the challenges laying ahead. The aim of the article is to make aware the Computer Science community of this new development, the differences with previous dominant paradigms and(More)
This paper presents a framework for active networks. The framework is unique among other existing active networks in being based on mobile agents. It allows protocols to be implemented within mobile agents and dynamically deployed at end systems. Moreover , it can dispatch networked applications, including client/server programs built on TCP/IP, to remote(More)
This paper presents a mobile agent-based framework for ambient intelligence. The goal of the infrastructure is to provide people, places, and objects with computational functionalities to support and annotate them. Using location-tracking systems the infrastructure can navigate Java-based mobile agents to stationary or mobile computers near the entities and(More)
This paper presents a framework for reusable mobile agents for network management in the sense that they are independent of either particular networks or applications. The framework enables a mobile agent to be composed from two layered components, which are mobile agents. The former is a carrier of the latter over particular networks independent of any(More)
This paper presents a new framework for constructing mobile agents. The framework introduces the notion of agent hierarchy and inter-agent migration and thus allows a group of mobile agents to be dynamically assembled into a single mobile agent. It provides a powerful method to construct a distributed application, in particular a large-scale mobile(More)
—We present a framework for testing applications for mobile computing devices. When a device is moved into and attached to a new network, the proper functioning of applications running on the device often depends on the resources and services provided locally in the current network. This framework provides an application-level emulator for mobile computing(More)
  • Ichiro Satoh
  • 2003
— Mobile agents can migrate among nodes to perform a set of management tasks at each of the visited nodes. Existing mobile agent-based network management systems often assume that their mobile agents are designed to work in particular networks to raise the efficiency of agent migration among multiple nodes. Unfortunately, such mobile agents cannot be reused(More)