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Volume 2015, Article ID 915648, 15 pages
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Research Article

Cost-Effective Location Management for Mobile Agents on the Internet

1Department of Information Management, Tainan University of Technology, Tainan 71002, Taiwan
2Department of Electronic Engineering, Jin Wen University of Science and Technology, New Taipei City 23154, Taiwan
3Department of Finance, Tainan University of Technology, Tainan 71002, Taiwan
4Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70100, Taiwan

Received 16 September 2014; Revised 23 February 2015; Accepted 25 February 2015

Academic Editor: Geoffrey A. Cranch

Copyright © 2015 Chien-Sheng Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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