Mobile agent based protocol for distributed databases access

Yan Wang*, Ken C K Law, Kian Lee Tan

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we present a mobile agent based three-tier protocol to improve the data transmission while accessing distributed databases. When a mobile agent is employed to fulfill a distributed query, it has many choices for traveling in the network. The master/worker pattern can be applied to mobile agents on the basis of the centralized 2PC protocol to allow the parallel execution of mobile agents. In this paper, the three-tier protocol is proposed, which clusters all the worker agents to strengthen the parallelism. By adopting the three-tier protocol, it can significantly weaken the bottleneck of data transmission and reduce the response time. This paper describes the three-tier protocol and the performance evaluation about it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2028-2033
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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