Network Map Architecture Using Inter-Agent Communication Techniques for Multiple QoS Routing

Kazuhiko KINOSHITA  Tomokazu MASUDA  Keita KAWANO  Hideaki TANIOKA  Tetsuya TAKINE  Koso MURAKAMI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B   No.7   pp.1333-1341
Publication Date: 2002/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
network management,  multimedia communication,  QoS routing,  agent communication,  

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To diffuse multimedia information services, communication networks must guarantee the quality of services (QoSs) requested by users. In addition, users should be allowed to observe the network in order to customize their own services. A new network management architecture is therefore essential. It must perceive not only node connectivity, but also network failure points and the traffic situation dynamically. This paper introduces the network map as such an architecture on personalized multimedia communication networks and proposes multiple QoS routing using the network map. Moreover, a prototype system is built in order to verify the availability of the network map.