Bio-Inspired Deployment of Software over Distributed Systems

Ichiro SATOH  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A   No.11   pp.2449-2457
Publication Date: 2007/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.11.2449
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Concurrent/Hybrid Systems: Theory and Applications)
agent,  distributed system,  self-organization,  bio-inspired approach,  policy,  

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This paper presents a middleware system for multi-agents on a distributed system as a general test-bed for bio-inspired approaches. The middleware is unique to other approaches, including distributed object systems, because it can maintain and migrate a dynamic federation of multiple agents on different computers. It enables each agent to explicitly define its own deployment policy as a relocation between the agent and another agent. This paper describes a prototype implementation of the middleware built on a Java-based mobile agent system and its practical applications that illustrates the utility and effectiveness of the approach in real distributed systems.