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Particle Dynamics Approach to Multi-Agent Systems

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4 Author(s)
Dianxun Shuai ; East China Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Shanghai ; Qing Shuai ; Xu, L.D. ; Yumin Dong

The resources allocation and task assignment in complex distributed network environment is a typical problem of multi-agent systems (MAS). Even without taking into account interactions, coordinations, and a variety of random phenomena in networks, the bandwidth allocation problem in ATM networks is also NP-complete. This paper presents a particle dynamics approach (GPDA) that transforms the MAS problem-solving into the kinematics and dynamics of particles in a force-field. As an important application for problem-solving in MAS, this paper uses GPDA to optimize the bandwidth allocation and QoS in ATM networks. The GPA has features in terms of the high-degree parallelism, multi-objective optimization, multi-type coordination, multi-granularity coalition, and easier hardware implementation. Simulations and comparisons show the effectiveness and suitability of GPDA.

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2006. SMC '06. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

8-11 Oct. 2006