R. Weinreich, R. Plösch: An Agent-Based Component Platform for Dynamically Adaptable Distributed Environments, Informatica Journal, Special Issue on Component Based Software Development, Vol. 25 Nr. 4, November 2001, ISSN 0350-5596.


Component-based systems require standardization by component models and powerful component platforms providing both an execution environment for software components and core component services. Remote administration and mobile computing require additional support from component platforms. We argue that increased flexibility, especially at run-time, can be achieved by using agent technology and agent platforms as more powerful component environments. We present an adaptable component platform which incorporates mobile agent platforms and describe how important issues of component deployment, configuration and security are supported by our environment.