Agent Technology for Communication Infrastructures / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $8.75
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (14) from $8.75   
  • New (7) from $92.79   
  • Used (7) from $8.75   


Agent Technology is a fast growing area of research in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. Agents are autonomous problem-solving entities residing in an environment able to solve problems, roam network infrastructures, adapt to changes in their environment an interact with other agents.

Offering a useful snapshot of the current status of the field, this text focuses sharply on the upcoming convergence of intelligent software and communications systems.
* Contributions from leading authorities in the field covering a wide range of issues,
* Demonstrates the increased capabilites of agents that are not currently achievable using traditional standards-based network signalling.
This valuable reference resource is essential reading for researchers or practitioners interested in applying agent technology or in business to develop next generation distributed applications, as well as scientists and engineers in R & D departments and lecturers and researchers in telecommunications and computer science.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Will attract attention as one of the leading publications in the intersection between DAI and telecommunications" -Dr Steve Willmott, , EPFL, Switzerland
"The work presented is original and is undertaken by leaders in the field."-Dr Stefan Poslad, , Imperial College of Science and Technology and Medicine, University of London
Illustrates the diversity of communications applications using agent technology, and explains how the agent metaphor is used is practice. The first half of the 22 papers introduce agent technology in the area of service delivery in communications systems. The second part demonstrates how agent technology has been used to tackle various aspects of communications infrastructure to support the control and provisioning of value-added services. Topics include a Java framework for negotiating management agents, secure payments within an agent-based personal travel market, a multi-agent approach to dynamic virtual path management in ATM networks, and intelligent network (IN) load control algorithms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471498155
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.87 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Agent Technology for Communications Infrastructure: An Introduction

An Agent-based Platform for Next-Generation IN Services

Java Framework for Negotiating Management Agents

Adaptive QoS Management via Multiple Collaborative Agents

Agent-Mediated Trading: Intelligent Agents and E-Business

Distributed Control of Connection Admission to a Telecommunications Network: Security Issues

Secure Payments within an Agent-Based Personal Travel Market

Multi-Agent Solution for Virtual Home Environment

Virtual Home Environments to Be Negotiated by a Multi-Agent System

Self-Adaptation for Performance Optimisation in an Agent-Based Information System

Flexible Decentralised Control of Connection Admission

Low-Level Control of Network Elements from an Agent Platform

A Multi-Agent Approach to Dynamic Virtual Path Management in ATM Networks

A Multi-Agent Approach for Channel Allocation in Cellular Networks

Predicting Quality-of-Service for Nomadic Applications Using Intelligent Agents

Implementation of Mobile Agents for WDM Network Management: The POPTIMA Perspective

How to Move Mobile Agents

Market-Based Call Routing in Telecommunications Networks Using Adaptive Pricing and Real Bidding

IN Load Control Algorithms for Market-Based Multi-Agent

Victor -
Proactive Fault Tracking and Resolution in Broadband Networks Using Collaborative Intelligent Agents

Efficient Means of Resource Discovery Using Agents

Evolving Routing Algorithms with Genetic Programming


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)