JOURNAL OF NETWORKS (JNW)
ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 3    Issue : 5    Date : May 2008

Mobile Agents for Service Personalization in Smart Environments
Iván Marsá-Maestre, Miguel A. López-Carmona, Juan R. Velasco, and Andrés Navarro
Page(s): 30-41
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Abstract
Service personalization is an important goal for any smart environment. Comfort systems may be
adjusted in an automatic way when a given user is present, and multimedia devices may offer a
music or movie catalog with favorite contents or may even pick one of them for the user. To achieve
this goal, we propose a Service Oriented Architecture implementation based on multiagent
systems. We specially take advantage of the mobility features of software agents. In particular, we
have developed a hierarchical, agent-based solution intended to be applicable to different smart
space scenarios, ranging from small environments, like smart homes or smart offices, to large
smart spaces like cities. In this paper we describe the global architecture and focus on our
approach to service personalization using mobile agents that follow the users as they move through
different smart spaces.

Index Terms
Mobile agents, Service oriented architectures, Smart spaces