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Agent-Based Model for Automaticity Management of Traffic Flows across the Network

Facultad de Ciencias Químicas e Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Calzada Universidad 14418, Tijuana 22390, Mexico
Facultad de Ingeniería, Arquitectura y Diseño, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Carretera Transpeninsular Ensenada, Tijuana 3917, Colonia Playitas, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(9), 928;
Received: 1 July 2017 / Revised: 9 August 2017 / Accepted: 4 September 2017 / Published: 9 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multi-Agent Systems)
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This paper presents an agent-based model that performs the management of traffic flows in a network with the purpose of observing in a simulation of distinctive congestion scenarios how the automation of the monitoring task improves the network performance. The model implements a decision-making algorithm to determine the path that the data flows will follow to reach their destination, according to the results of the negotiation between the agents. In addition, we explain how the behavior of the network is affected by its topology. The aim of this paper is to propose an agent-based model that simplifies the management of the traffic flows in a communications network towards the automaticity of the system. View Full-Text
Keywords: agent-based modeling; complex network; multi-agent system; network management agent-based modeling; complex network; multi-agent system; network management

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Raya-Díaz, K.; Gaxiola-Pacheco, C.; Castañón-Puga, M.; Palafox, L.E.; Castro, J.R.; Flores, D.-L. Agent-Based Model for Automaticity Management of Traffic Flows across the Network. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 928.

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