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Mobile agents for telecommunication applications


Mobile agents are concerned with self-contained and identifiable computer programs that can move within a network and can act on behalf of the user and another entity. Most current research work on the mobile agent paradigm has two general goals: the reduction of network traffic and asynchronous interaction, the object being to reduce information overload and to efficiently use network resources. The international contributors to this book provide an overview of how the mobile code can be used in networking with the aim of developing further intelligent information retrieval, network and mobi.