Mobile Agent-Based Services for View MaterializationDocUID: 2004-011 Full Text: PDF
Author: Kyriakos Karenos, George Samaras, Panos K. Chrysanthis, Evaggelia Pitoura
Abstract: Mobile agents are ideal for mobile computing environments because of their ability to support asynchronous communication and disconnected data processing. In this paper, we present a prototype set of extensible mobile-agent based services that allow the definition, materialization, maintenance and sharing of views created over remote web-accessible datasources, called ViSMA (Views Supported by Mobile Agents). ViSMAs primary goal is to support the customization and personalization of views by mobile users carrying lightweight devices of various connectivity and resources such as portable computers and PDAs. It achieves efficient view customization by localizing the materialization of view fragments of a complex view within different mobile agents which monitor each others movement in order to minimize communication costs. ViSMA has been fully implemented over a mobile agent platform and tested using three alternative mobile client types.
Published In: ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review
Volume: 8Number: 3Pages: 32-43
Year Published: 2004
Project: PRO-MOTION Subject Area: Mobile Databases, Web Databases
Publication Type: Journal Paper