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Active Mail as underlying concept of Mobile Agents

Schirmer, Jürgen and Kirste, Thomas (1996):
Active Mail as underlying concept of Mobile Agents.
Information Visualization and Mobile Computing. Workshop IMC '96, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

"Mobile Agents" are a competitive concept of client-server computing and are especially suitable in mobile environments, characterized by low bandwidth communication facilities and ad hoc connection/disconnenction to stationary systems. They can be used for information retrieval and information filtering, in which case they evaluate replies and return only the relevant data. Mobile Agents as metaphor of active objects are created on a mobile device such as a Personal Digital Assistance (PDA), will be launched into the information galaxy and are fulfilling the mobile users task on the services available on networked stationary systems. One transmission channel of these iternerant agents is email. This paper introduces ACTIVEM3 as an example of an active manner. ACTIVEM integrats two known concepts: Active Mail and MultiMedia Mail. The idea of Active or Computational Mail has existed since 1976; transfer programs embedded in standard mail which automatically execute at the receivers site. This "hiker" - the active mail message - can carry also MultiMedia elements (audio, animation, image etc. and indeed subagents) in his "backpack" which he can also render and orchestrate at the receivers site in a sophisticated manner. Therefore synchronization concepts are introduced. To summarize the objective of ACTIVEM3 is the development and implementation of a system for the realization of Active MultiMedia Mail and a Composing Tool as an easy to use interactive authoring environment. This paper inroduces the basic ideas. The results of the proposed concept are presented through a realizd prototype.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 1996
Creators: Schirmer, Jürgen and Kirste, Thomas
Title: Active Mail as underlying concept of Mobile Agents
Language: English
Abstract:

"Mobile Agents" are a competitive concept of client-server computing and are especially suitable in mobile environments, characterized by low bandwidth communication facilities and ad hoc connection/disconnenction to stationary systems. They can be used for information retrieval and information filtering, in which case they evaluate replies and return only the relevant data. Mobile Agents as metaphor of active objects are created on a mobile device such as a Personal Digital Assistance (PDA), will be launched into the information galaxy and are fulfilling the mobile users task on the services available on networked stationary systems. One transmission channel of these iternerant agents is email. This paper introduces ACTIVEM3 as an example of an active manner. ACTIVEM integrats two known concepts: Active Mail and MultiMedia Mail. The idea of Active or Computational Mail has existed since 1976; transfer programs embedded in standard mail which automatically execute at the receivers site. This "hiker" - the active mail message - can carry also MultiMedia elements (audio, animation, image etc. and indeed subagents) in his "backpack" which he can also render and orchestrate at the receivers site in a sophisticated manner. Therefore synchronization concepts are introduced. To summarize the objective of ACTIVEM3 is the development and implementation of a system for the realization of Active MultiMedia Mail and a Composing Tool as an easy to use interactive authoring environment. This paper inroduces the basic ideas. The results of the proposed concept are presented through a realizd prototype.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Active mails, Computational mail, Itinerant agents, MIME, Mobile agents, Multimedia mails, Remote programming, Synchronization
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Interactive Graphics Systems
Event Title: Information Visualization and Mobile Computing. Workshop IMC '96
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 09:07
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