Building ubiquitous computing applications using the VERSAG adaptive agent framework

Gunasekera, Kutila, Zaslavsky, Arkady, Krishnaswamy, Shonali and Loke, Seng Wai (2013) Building ubiquitous computing applications using the VERSAG adaptive agent framework. Journal of Systems and Software, 86 2: 501-519. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2012.09.026

Author Gunasekera, Kutila
Zaslavsky, Arkady
Krishnaswamy, Shonali
Loke, Seng Wai
Title Building ubiquitous computing applications using the VERSAG adaptive agent framework
Journal name Journal of Systems and Software   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0164-1212
Publication date 2013-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jss.2012.09.026
Volume 86
Issue 2
Start page 501
End page 519
Total pages 19
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this article, we describe a novel approach to build ubiquitous computing applications using adaptive software agents. Towards this, we propose VERSAG, a novel agent framework and architecture which combines agent mobility with the ability to dynamically change the internal structure and capabilities of agents and leads to highly versatile and lightweight software agents. We describe the framework in depth and provide design and implementation details of our prototype implementation. A case study scenario is used to illustrate the functional benefits achievable through the use of this framework in ubiquitous computing environments. Further experimental evaluation confirms the efficiency and feasibility of the VERSAG framework which outperforms traditional mobile agents, and also demonstrates applicability of the proposed framework to agent based systems where varying capabilities are required by agents over their lifecycle.
Keyword Agent architecture
Ubiquitous computing
Mobile agents
Mobile Agents
Software Infrastructure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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