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JSW 2010 Vol.5(6): 630-636 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.5.6.630-636

Integrating Encrypted Mobile Agents with Smart Spaces in a Multi-agent Simulator for Resource Management

Sherin M. Moussa1, 2, Gul A. Agha1
1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science, Urbana, IL, USA
2Ain Shams University, Faculty of Computer & Information Sciences, Cairo, Egypt

Abstract—The existence of advanced smart devices and related technologies such as pervasive computing, mobile wireless communications, sensor networks and agent technologies have supported the proliferation of smart spaces. In this paper, we present the design of “Bosthan”, a multi-agent-based simulation tool that manages resources consumption in multi-inhabitants smart spaces. Bosthan is built on the top of ActorNet mobile agent platform to simulate different smart space topologies with varying numbers of residents. It allows strategies for resolution of conflicts between mobile agents, and for preserving inhabitants’ anonymity and untraceability inside the smart spaces, to be studied. Bosthan will help us compare the efficiency of using mobile agents to allow smart spaces to act pro-actively and maintain anonymity and data privacy in multi-inhabitants environments.

Index Terms—Multi-agent Systems; Smart Spaces; Simulators; Mobile Agents.

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Cite: Sherin M. Moussa, Gul A. Agha, "Integrating Encrypted Mobile Agents with Smart Spaces in a Multi-agent Simulator for Resource Management," Journal of Software vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 630-636, 2010.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Bimonthly 
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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