A fault tolerant mobile agent system

Author: 
Punithavathi, R and Duraiswamy, K

Mobile agent paradigm is an efficient approach for mobile computing environment based applications such as Mobile banking system. Though, client server paradigm is used in many emerging applications, a shift of paradigm is needed to create service infrastructures, capable of providing high quality services and utilizing the network resource efficiently. In the mobile agent system, the absence of execution of mobile agent can be considered as fault. In order to make the mobile agent system as a fault tolerant, the system has to continue to provide the normal operation when the failure of one or more mobile agent is not performing the assigned task due to loss. For a reliable mobile agent application like mobile banking, it must be fault tolerant. A modified volunteer based coordinator selection fault tolerant algorithm is proposed.