The Basis for an Adaptive IP QoS Management

Miguel FRANKLIN DE CASTRO  Lela MERGHEM  Dominique GAITI  Abdallah M'HAMED  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.3   pp.564-572
Publication Date: 2004/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Internet Technology IV)
Category: Congestion Control
Internet QoS,  multi-agent systems,  traffic control and measurement,  adaptive network management,  

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The new Internet has to provide the Quality of Services to converged multimedia services, in which each one may choose its own requirements. Managing such a dynamic network is not an easy task. A more intelligent and adaptive behavior is required from network management. We argue that agents are able to realize this task by dynamically adapting management mechanisms to the current network conditions. This article presents a Behavioral Multi-Agent-based model for QoS-enabled Internet. Based on this behavioral approach, we analyze network management mechanisms (or "elementary behaviors") in terms of performance and applicability profile. We use simulation to observe services performances when submitted to diverse QoS management elementary behaviors.