The 'Two-Hop Principle': Stability of MAS in Communications Networks
- Publication Type:
- Journal Article
- Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2013, 8062 pp. 281 - 292
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A joint university / industry collaboration is investigating the deployment of MAS technology to manage wireless communications networks. These systems are very large and are situated in a chaotic environment which suggests the use of distributed intelligent control that aims to continually improve, whilst not expecting to optimise, network performance. A key problem is ensuring the stability of these large, distributed control systems. A sequence of management systems have been developed over four years from which we have abstracted our `two-hop principle. We conjecture that the principle has wider application to multiagent network management systems. The generic principle is described and experiments are reported to illustrate the stability observed.
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