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Distributed Information Management with Mobile Agents

Dale, Jonathan and DeRoure, David C. (1997) Distributed Information Management with Mobile Agents ECS Research Journal

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Abstract

With more users taking advantage of publicly accessible networks, such as corporate intranets and the Internet, larger amounts of information is becoming electronically distributed and disseminated. Distributed information management is an emerging technology for dealing with the problems of managing information that is spread across networks, users and applications. We present four categories that we consider being necessary to developing tools to undertake distributed information management tasks. To help model the dynamic and heterogeneous nature of a user's distributed information, we advocate the use of agents and agent technologies when building distributed information management applications. We present an agent-oriented architecture which is based around a concept of mobile agents, since they provide a convenient abstraction for modelling distributed applications.

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Published date: 1997
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 250855
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/250855
PURE UUID: 4f4292ab-085b-4f4f-87de-eb43eae1dce6
ORCID for David C. DeRoure: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9074-3016

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Date deposited: 16 Sep 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:26

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Author: Jonathan Dale
Author: David C. DeRoure ORCID iD

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