International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS)

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IJCNIS Vol.7, No.11, Oct. 2015

Role of Mobile Agents in the Layered Architecture of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

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Bindiya Bhatia, M.K.Soni, Parul Tomar

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Mobile ad-hoc networks;mobile agents;routing;key management;topology discovery


In today's world mobile agents and mobile ad-hoc networks are the two technologies that are contributing towards better connectivity and communicability. When the two technologies used jointly, the interest is increased. Due to the properties like self-configuration and infrastructure-less, the mobile ad-hoc networks provide various remarkable features. But the various challenges are also associated with mobile ad-hoc networks like dynamic topology, mobility, energy constraint etc. Mobile agent provides solution to these challenges. A mobile agent is a new way of computer interactions and provides better options for the developers to create applications based on connectivity. Mobile agents move around the ad-hoc networks in a different and better way than the other widespread client server architecture based applications. Due to their mobility and autonomy these agents can perform various functions in mobile ad-hoc networks like topology discovery, routing, key management, congestion control etc. The paper reviews the role of the mobile agents in the mobile ad-hoc networks, and emphasizes its application on the various layers of a layered architecture of mobile ad-hoc networks and concludes its merits as compared to other conventional approaches.

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Bindiya Bhatia, M.K.Soni, Parul Tomar,"Role of Mobile Agents in the Layered Architecture of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks", IJCNIS, vol.7, no.11, pp.37-45, 2015.DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2015.11.04


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