- August 15, 2007
Because of the fact that the current project leader Jan Peters leaves the
Fraunhofer-Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, the SeMoA project
has been transfered to
SourceForge.net. In this context, the proprietary license model has been
transformed into the
"Lesser GNU Public License" (LPGL).
- August 15, 2007
The book "Sicherheit und Rechtsverbindlichkeit mobiler Agenten"
presenting agent-related research results of project MAP has been published.
See SeMoA publications.
- June 26, 2006
A new SeMoA distribution is available with a bunch of new features,
improvements and bugfixes. The interoperability framework
for JADE (v3.4) has been included into the current distribution, yet. Support
for OSGi will follow. For further information refer to Changelog.
- May 1, 2006
The old CVS mirror containing the latest version of SeMoA for has been
replaced by a Subversion repository. For further information refer to SVN mirror.
- December 22, 2005
The legal implications of mobile agent technology have been re-evaluated in a
study based on the new security mechanisms for agent migration (cf. theses Transaction Security for the
Migration of Mobile Agents [
english abstract] and Secure Partial Results [
english abstract]). The study is part of the research project
and took place on December 21, 2005 in Darmstadt, Germany. The provet group around Prof. Alexander Roßnagel at
University of Kassel, Germany has been involved as partner. The results of the
study will be published in a book in 2006.
- August 12, 2005
A new SeMoA distribution is available with a couple of new features. The Web Service Engine which is
part of the distribution integrates mobile agents and web services in a
seamless, bidirectional, and fully automated manner. New example applications
have been added, and some bugs have been fixed. For further information refer
- April 08, 2005
A new SeMoA distribution is now available: This distribution provides an
advanced agent programming model which builds on hierarchical state machines
based on the Diploma thesis "About the component-oriented
design of mobile agents and their behavior" [
english abstract] by Jan Haevecker. Further the general SeMoA package
prefix for Fraunhofer-IGD has been renamed from 'DE.FhG.IGD' to 'de.fhg.igd'
due to problems on Windows systems when having packages with both prefixes
'de.' and 'DE.'. For further information refer to Changelog.
- October 11, 2004
A new SeMoA distribution is available with several changes and bugfixes, for
further information refer to Changelog.
- July 6, 2004
A new SeMoA distribution is available: Beside several bugfixes and
improvements, this distribution provides a new example agent TicTacToe,
the well known game. From now on, distributions are released quarterly.
- March 4, 2004
A new SeMoA distribution is available: From now on, all necessary third party
libraries as well as the corresponding licenses are included in one ZIP
file. Additionally, the SeMoA distribution can be downloaded separately: The
core-Package, 3rd-party libraries, the JavaDoc manual.
- March 1, 2004
Visit the SeMoA team at CeBIT 2004 (March 18-24). Location: "Secure Mobile
Environments", Fraunhofer-IGD, Hall 11, Stand A24, Hannover, Germany.
- July 24, 2003
A web page and a tutorial about CODEC have been added. CODEC is a Java
package for encoding and decoding ASN.1 data structures which is part
the SeMoA distribution (see CODEC).
- June 23, 2003
A new SeMoA distribution is available: Beside several bugfixes, this
distribution provides a more comfortable way to start SeMoA, which
has been tested with SunOS, Linux, and Window 98/NT/2K (see SeMoA-Starter).
- April 11, 2003
The first SeMoA-Net servers are online and accessible to the public
- March 31, 2003
LDAP/ATLAS server has been replaced:
semoaext.igd.fhg.de is online, again!
- March 18, 2003
Despite semoaext.igd.fhg.de is not available at the moment, the current
SeMoA distribution allows starting a server with following adjustments of the
configuration file semoa/etc/rc.global: set LDAP to
disable; set ATLAS_CLIENT to disable; set
ATLAS_TRACER to disable.
- March 18, 2003
Due to hardware problems our LDAP and ATLAS server semoaext.igd.fhg.de
is currently unavailable. That's why certificate exchange as well as agent
tracking is not provided, right now. We will replace this server as soon as possible.
- March 12, 2003
CeBIT 2003 has started in Hannover: first pictures of the
Fraunhofer stand are available.
- February 17, 2003
We changed the default password in the demo keystores shipped
with the SeMoA distribution. Please use semoa.org as new
- January 1, 2003
Happy new year! Visit the SeMoA team at CeBIT 2003! March 12-19, 2003. Hall 11,
A24. Hannover, Germany.
- December 9, 2002
Restructured migration protocol via raw socket connection. The new
protocol uses now SHIP (simple host information protocol) for looking up
the raw ingate's server port.
- November 8, 2002
Finished SHIP service. The acronym SHIP stands for simple host
information protocol and allows remote queries about current server
configuration. This is important e.g. for quering the actual
communication port or the maximum size for an agent that is accepted
at a specific ingate.
- September 15, 2002
Corrected bug in CVS mirroring. The daily update of SeMoA sources is
at your service again. Please refer the
download area for details.
- August 8, 2002
SeMoA got a new policy syntax which enables to state role-based
security policies. Check out source code or JavaDoc of class
- May 1, 2002
SeMoA was used for a study with focus on legal implications of mobile agent
technology. The study is part of the research project MAP and took place on April
29-30, 2002 in Darmstadt, Germany. Involved partners are Siemens and the provet group around Prof. Alexander Roßnagel at
University of Kassel, Germany. Check out our press
release (German language).