Autonomous mobile programs

Xiao Yan Deng, Phil Trinder, Greg Michaelson

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Abstract

To manage load on large and dynamic networks we propose Autonomous Mobile Programs (AMPs) that periodically use a cost model to decide where to execute in the network. Unusually this form of autonomous mobility affects only where the program executes and not what it does. We present a generic AMP cost model, together with a validated instantiation and comparative performance results for two AMPs. Experiments on a homogeneous network show that collections of AMPs quickly obtain and maintain optimal or near-optimal balance. The advantages of our decentralised approach are scalability to very large and dynamic networks, improved balance, and guaranteed maximum overhead. The disadvantages are higher overheads and the necessity of both a cost model and explicit mobility control. © 2006 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2006 Main Conference Proceedings), IAT'06
Pages177-183
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 18 Dec 200622 Dec 2006

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology
Abbreviated titleIAT'06
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period18/12/0622/12/06

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    Deng, X. Y., Trinder, P., & Michaelson, G. (2007). Autonomous mobile programs. In Proceedings - 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2006 Main Conference Proceedings), IAT'06 (pp. 177-183) https://doi.org/10.1109/IAT.2006.42