|Title||Mobile Software Agents for Location-based Systems|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Editor||Kowalczyk, R., J.P. Müller, H. Tianfield, and R. Unland|
|Conference Name||Agent Technologies, Infrastructures, Tools, and Applications for E-Services|
|Keywords||location-based systems, mobile computing, mobile shadow|
As mobile computing matures, location-awareness as part of context-awareness gains more attention - especially, location-aware services for mobile users. This paper concentrates on the software engineering issues of location-aware services and presents Mobile Shadow as an successful example of a design and an implementation of a scalable, fault tolerant, and component-based service infrastructure for location-aware services. The paper presents the basic concepts used in Mobile Shadow, the requirements, and the resulting component architecture.