Agent-based Distance Vector Routing: A Resource Efficient and Scalable approach to Routing in Large Communication Networks Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Agent-based Distance Vector Routing: A Resource Efficient and Scalable approach to Routing in Large Communication Networks

Creator

  • Author: Amin, Kaizar A.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Mikler, Armin R.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Publisher

  • Name: Elsevier Science Ltd.
    Place of Publication: [New York, New York]

Date

  • Creation: 2002-03-25

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Article discussing a resource efficient and scalable approach to routing in large communication networks.
  • Physical Description: 21 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: Distance-Vector Routing
  • Keyword: resource efficient
  • Keyword: intelligent mobile agents
  • Keyword: ADVR

Source

  • Journal: Journal of Systems and Software, 2004, New York: Elsevier Science Ltd., pp. 215-227

Citation

  • Publication Title: Journal of Systems and Software
  • Volume: 71
  • Issue: 3
  • Page Start: 215
  • Page End: 227
  • Peer Reviewed: True

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Engineering
    Code: UNTCOE

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • DOI: 10.1016/S0164-1212(03)00007-4
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc111275

Degree

  • Academic Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Note

  • Display Note: This is the preprint version of the article. Reprinted with permission from Elsevier Science Ltd., all rights reserved. The final definitive version is available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0164-1212(03)00007-4
  • Display Note: Abstract: In spite of the ever-increasing availability of computation and communication resources in modern networks, the overhead associated with network management protocols, such as traffic control and routing, continues to be an important aspect in the design of new methodologies. Resource efficiency of such protocols has become even more prominent with the recent developments of wireless and ad-hoc networks, which are marked by much more severe resource constraints in terms of bandwidth, memory, and computational capabilities. This paper presents an Agent-Based approach to Distance Vector Routing that addresses these resources constraints. Agent-Based Distance Vector Routing (ADVR) is a resource efficient implementation of Distance Vector Routing that is fault tolerant and scales well for large networks. ADVR draws upon some basic biologically inspired principles to facilitate coordination among the mobile agents that implement the routing task. Specifically, simulated pheromones are used to control the movement of agents within the network and to dynamically adjust the number of agents in the population. The behavior of ADVR is analyzed and compared to that of traditional Distance Vector Routing.