A survey of mobile agent systems and paradigm. – E. E. Williams, D. E. Asuquo, and E. N. Effanga
With the passage of time, computers have become more and more a part of everyday life as they become smaller and more powerful. Computer systems and users are becoming increasingly interactive and the internet, in particular, is a viable platform for interactive computing. The internet, no doubt, holds huge mass of information. Unfortunately, access to “desired” information is often times difficult due to poor human-computer interaction. One of the best means for getting services or finding information of a particular interest on a network requires the combined use of two softwares, mobile agents and an interface, to connect users and resources in a transparent, open, and scalable way. Mobile agents are autonomous programs that move on the network on behalf of their owners while searching for information. On the other hand, interfaces are dividing lines between systems. Together they make the usage of computer systems, efficient, supportive and pleasant. This work surveys the state of the art of mobile agents.