Application-oriented flow control in agent-based network middleware

Gen Kitagata, Takuo Suganuma, Tetsuo Kinoshita

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In this paper, we propose a new architecture of the global communication networks, the Dynamic Networking Architecture. In the proposed architecture, a new network middleware called Flexible Network Layer (FNL) is introduced between the application layer and the transport layer to enhance the capabilities of communication networks by dealing with various changes detected in human users, applications, platforms and networked environment. To realize the FNL, we adopt an agent-based computing framework as a software infrastructure to develop and manage various components and related knowledge of the FNL. In this paper we give an internal architecture and agent-based design of the FNL. We also show an experimental application using the FNL, the Dynamic Flow Control Application, which performs the user-oriented flow control, to discuss the characteristics and effectiveness of the proposed architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems - 5th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2002, Proceedings
EditorsKazuhiro Kuwabara, Jaeho Lee
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540440267, 9783540456803
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event5th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2002 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2002 Aug 182002 Aug 19

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other5th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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