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Type: Journal article
Title: Analysis on a mobile agent-based algorithm for network routing and management
Author: Sum, J.
Shen, H.
Leung, C.
Young, G.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2003; 14(3):193-202
Publisher: IEEE Computer Soc
Issue Date: 2003
ISSN: 1045-9219
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John Sum, Hong Shen, Chi-sing Leung, and G. Young
Abstract: Ant routing is a method for network routing in agent technology. Although its effectiveness and efficiency have been demonstrated and reported in the literature, its properties have not yet been well studied. This paper presents some preliminary analysis on an ant algorithm in regard to its population growing property and jumping behavior. Results conclude that as long as the value max, {i/spl Omega//sub j/|} is known, the practitioner is able to design the algorithm parameters, such as the number of agents being created for each request, k, and the maximum allowable number of jumps of an agent, in order to meet the network constraint.
Rights: © 2003 IEEE
RMID: 0020064335
DOI: 10.1109/TPDS.2003.1189578
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