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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"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
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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 (booknews.com)
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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

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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

Index

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