Date Added: Mar 2011
Mobile Agent technology is upcoming alternative to construct an elegant generation of highly distributed systems. A mobile agent can move to the network locations of the needed information resources and perform a locally custom information retrieval task. The mobile agent can carry on a task while the connection to the portable device is temporally lost and then continue the processing to provide the link which returns back to the found result. An agent platform is a technical structural design providing the environment in which agents can actively exist and operate to achieve their goals. In this paper, the authors analyzed the characteristics of existing mobile agent platforms.