An Infrastructure for Web-Agent-based Service Providing

Stefan Funfrocken

Department of Computer Science,
Darmstadt University of Technologie,
Alexanderstr. 10, D 64283 Darmstadt, German

Mobile agents are a new paradigm in distributed computing. In this paper we  describe a platform, which supports Web agents --- mobile agents that live in  web servers and communicate with users through web browsers. Our belief is  that this World Wide Web scenario identifies an application area for which  the mobile agent abstraction is well-suited. We present the state of  implementation, and we give an outlook on our future work.