casa 14(2): e5

Research Article

Mobile Agent Communication in Highly Dynamic Networks: A Self-Adaptive Architecture inspired by the Honey Bee Colony

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/casa.1.2.e5,
        author={Phuong  T. Nguyen and Volkmar Schau and Wilhelm R. Rossak},
        title={Mobile Agent Communication in Highly Dynamic Networks: A Self-Adaptive Architecture inspired by the Honey Bee Colony},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Context-aware Systems and Applications},
        volume={1},
        number={2},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={CASA},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={Context-Awareness, Mobile Agents, Agent Communication},
        doi={10.4108/casa.1.2.e5}
    }
    
  • Phuong T. Nguyen
    Volkmar Schau
    Wilhelm R. Rossak
    Year: 2014
    Mobile Agent Communication in Highly Dynamic Networks: A Self-Adaptive Architecture inspired by the Honey Bee Colony
    CASA
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/casa.1.2.e5
Phuong T. Nguyen1,*, Volkmar Schau2, Wilhelm R. Rossak2
  • 1: Research and Development Center, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam
  • 2: Department of Computer Science, Friedrich-Schiller-Univerit√§t Jena, Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2-4, D-07743 Jena, Germany
*Contact email: phuong.nguyen@duytan.edu.vn

Abstract

Communication is considered as a building block for mobile agent systems. In highly dynamic networks, thanks to environmental stimuli such as changes in connection quality and network topology, performance of communication between mobile agents may be degraded considerably.With focus on attaining fault tolerance and reliability, we propose a context-aware architecture for agent communication model inspired by the honey bee colony. To validate the hypothesis, a software prototype has been designed and implemented according to the proposed mechanism. Encouraging experimental results on a test system show that our approach brings benefits to a colony of agent platforms.