An ecological approach to agent population management

Maxim D. Peysakhov, Robert N. Lass, William C. Regli, Moshe Kam

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Abstract

The problem of maintaining a desired number of mobile agents on a network is not trivial, especially if what is required is a completely decentralized solution. Decentralized control makes a system more robust and less susceptible to partial failures. The problem of agent population management is exacerbated on wireless ad hoc networks where host mobility can result in significant changes in the network size and topology. System stability is also of critical importance. This paper analyzes the stability of a previously proposed ecology-inspired approach to agent population management, and proposes improvements. The stability of the new ecology based strategy is proved theoretically, and the conclusions are verified with a set of experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages146-151
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event20th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 17th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-05/IAAI-05 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2005Jul 13 2005

Other

Other20th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 17th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-05/IAAI-05
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period7/9/057/13/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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