An Agent-Based Approach for Coordinated Multi-Provider Service Provisioning

An Agent-Based Approach for Coordinated Multi-Provider Service Provisioning

by Monique Calisti


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This book proposes a novel approach to improve multi-provider interactions based on the coordination of autonomous and self-motivated software entities acting on behalf of distinct operators. In addition, a novel way of addressing resource allocation and pricing in a compact framework is made possible by the use of powerful resource abstraction techniques.

The book is addressed to researchers in the area of agent technology, automated negotiation, distributed constraint satisfaction, and networking. Furthermore, it should be a valuable resource for both network and service providers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783764369224
Publisher: Birkh�user Basel
Publication date: 02/12/2003
Series: Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies and Autonomic Computing
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction.- 2 Background.- 3.Definitions and Multi-Provider Problem Formalisation.- 4 The Network Provider Interworking Paradigm.- 5 Economic Principles for Agent-Based Negotiations.- 6 Alternative Approaches for Providers Coordination.- 7 Experimental Results.- 8 Discussion and Analysis.- 9 Conclusions and Future Work.- A Pricing in Communication Networks.- A.1 A Short Background on Pricing Networks.- A.1.1 Price Components.- A.1.2 Pricing in Multi-service and Multi-provider Networks.- A.1.3 Auction Based Model.- B Acronyms.

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