Using Web Services to Enhance the Functionality of TEEMALihua (Alena) Li (supervisor: Dr. Luigi Benedicenti)
Master of Applied Science Thesis, University of Regina, March 2006
This thesis describes the addition of a web services access interface to TEEMA, a proprietary mobile agent platform developed in collaboration with TRLabs and the University of Regina. Mobile agents in TEEMA possess many features such as mobility, scalability, and autonomy, which allow them to solve distributed problems in a natural way. The addition of a web services interface is useful because it creates a standardized communication mechanism that makes it possible for external programs and modules to communicate to the agent platform and to individual agents. To test the implementation of the web services interface in TEEMA, a Java/HTML application was developed that allows one to control TEEMA's ability to create and destroy agents and retrieve information about existing agents. This thesis also describes other potential solutions to establish a standard communications channel and protocols between TEEMA and other applications, and justifies the choice of web services as the preferred standard.
CONTACTS: Alena (Lihua) Li, Luigi Benedicenti
SUBJECTS: Mobile Agents
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