A nature inspired multi-agent framework for autonomic service management in ubiquitous computing environments

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Conference Proceeding
2005 ICSC Congress on Computational Intelligence Methods and Applications, 2005, 2005
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This paper describes the design of a scalable biomimetic framework that addresses several key issues of autonomous agents in the management domain of complex Ubiquitous Service-Oriented Networks. We propose an autonomous network service management platform - SwarmingNet, which is motivated by observations of the swarm intelligence in biological systems (e.g., Termite, Ant/Bees colonies, or Locusts). In this SwarmingNet architecture, the required network service processes are implemented by a group of highly diverse and autonomie objects. These objects are called TeleService Solons (TSSs) as elements of TeleService Holons (TSHs), analogue to individual insects as particles of the whole colony. A single TSS is only able to pursue simple behaviors and interactions with local neighbors, however, a group of TSSs have the capabilities of fulfilling the complex tasks relating to service discovery and service activation. We simulate a service configuration process for Multimedia Messaging Service, and a performance comparison between the bio-agents and normal agents is analyzed. Finally, we conclude that through bio-swarming intelligence behaviors, this infrastructure develops the enhanced self-X capabilities which give IP networks advantages of instinctive compatibility, efficiency and scalability.
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