The paper surveys several coordination models for mobile agent applications and outlines the advantages of uncoupled coordination models based on reactive blackboards. On this base, the paper presents the design and the implementation of the MARS system, a coordination tool for Java-based mobile agents. MARS defines Linda-like tuple spaces that can be programmed to react with specific actions to the accesses made by mobile agents.
Reactive Tuple Spaces for Mobile Agent Coordination / Cabri, Giacomo; Leonardi, Letizia; Zambonelli, Franco. - STAMPA. - 1477:(1998), pp. 237-248. (Intervento presentato al convegno The 2nd International Workshop on Mobile Agents (MA 98) tenutosi a Stuttgard (Germany) nel September, 9-11).