Design and Analysis of Location Control for Mobile Agent in Mobile Information Systems
Retrieval of data using mobile agents has gained popularity, due to the advancements in mobile computing techniques. However, the transmission of wireless communication is still unreliable and bandwidth-limited. This paper investigates this issue and tries to find the most suitable location for a mobile agent in a vast network. The authors first propose a mechanism and operations in support of this strategy. Then, they develop an analysis model to estimate the optimal location for a mobile agent. Their experimental results show that at an optimal location, about 27% - 116% of communication cost can be saved.