Mobile agents for routing, topology discovery, and automatic network reconfiguration in ad-hoc networks.

Migas, Nikos, Buchanan, William J and McArtney, Kevin (2003) Mobile agents for routing, topology discovery, and automatic network reconfiguration in ad-hoc networks. In: Proceedings. 10th IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, 2003. IEEE, 200 - 206. ISBN 0-7695-1917-2

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Wireless networks and the usage of mobile devices are becoming popular in recent days, especially in creating ad-hoc networks. There is thus scope for developing mobile systems, where devices take an active part of creating a network infrastructure, and can actually be used to route data between networks. This research proposes to assess different models of the usage of static and mobile agents to determine the best route through ad-hoc networks. The determination of this route is a complex one, and requires research into the best metrics to identify the best path, such as memory capacity, network performance, processing capabilities, cost, and so on. One model is to use a mixture of mobile and static agents to gather relevant information. These agents could perform important tests, which could be used to generate the best route through a network. This research looks at different models for the deployment of these agents, which balance the usage of static and mobile agents. These are appraised in the terms of performance, reconfigurability, and ease of installation.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-7695-1917-2
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Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile agents; stationery agents; wireless networks; ad-hoc networks; routing protocols; topology discovery; automatic network reconfiguration;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering > 621.3 Electrical & electronic engineering > 621.38 Electronics & Communications engineering > 621.382 Communications engineering > 621.3821 Communications networks
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3987
Depositing User: Professor Bill Buchanan
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2010 19:27
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 15:11

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