Multiple Mobile Agent System Framework Suitable for Pervasive Computing

keywords: Multi-agent system, distributed artificial intelligence, scalable networks, distributed systems, mobile agents
In this article we present a formal framework based on the action and reaction model that allows us to cover the dynamics of multi-agent systems (MAS) made up of mobile software agents suitable for scalable networks. This model is based on the operation of the human nervous centres. At the present time, we are applying it in works related with the control of biological systems and also in those related to the network management. In the case of systems based on mobile agents, the main problem is the different vision the agents have of the world and the impossibility of being aware of and synchronizing all the influences brought by the different agents acting on it. We have compared our proposal with the conventional MAS by solving an extension of the predator-prey problem. The results show the advantages of mobility as the size of the problem grows in a distributed system.
reference: Vol. 24, 2005, No. 4, pp. 427–440