Event Date/Time: Dec 02, 2001 End Date/Time: Dec 04, 2001
Early Registration Date: Oct 28, 2001
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Code mobility lays the foundation for a new generation of technologies, architectures, models, and applications in which the location where the code is executed comes under control of the designer, rather than simply as a configuration accident. Mobile agents are programs able to determine autonomously their own migration to a different host, and yet retain their code and state. Mobile code and mobile agents hold the potential to shape the next generation of technologies and models for distributed computation. The ambitious goal of MA 2001 is to gather researchers and practitioners from all over the world and shed some light on the open issues related to this exciting research topic.
The first two editions of this conference were held in 1997 and 1998 in Germany, and since then it has been, by number of attendees and by quality and breadth of the research disseminated, among the top events for the community of researchers and practitioners interested in mobile code and mobile agents. In the last two editions, this conference joined the International Symposium on Agent Systems and Applications (ASA) in a single, joint ASA/MA event that aimed at gathering researchers interested in all the flavors of agent system, e.g., including also intelligent and non-mobile agents. Although these joint events have been very successful, MA 2001 will be presented as a stand-alone event, entirely focused on the original target of mobile code and mobile agents. Our goal with this year's event and those to come, is to establish the MA conference as the international venue where the best and latest results in the topics of mobile code and mobile agents are disseminated and discussed.
Seventy-five technical papers were submitted to the conference, and all were rigorously reviewed by the Program Committee. Of these submissions, only 18 were accepted within the technical program, spanning from theory to implementation and covering several research issues concerned with mobility. The conference program is completed by a number of tutorials by well-known experts in the field. Together, technical papers and tutorials will provide MA 2001 attendees with a high-quality snapshot on the state of the art in research about mobility of code and agents.


Additional Information

The Advance Program with: - Conference Schedule; - Keynote Abstracts and Speakers Bios; - Tutorial Abstracts; - Pricing and other information; is available at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/MA2001/