QoS-aware heterogeneous networking using distributed multiagent schemes

Jiann Liang Chen, Yanuarius Teofilus Larosa, Der Jiunn Deng, Pei Jia Yang, Yi Wei Ma

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Abstract

This study achieves Quality-of-Service (QoS) management in heterogeneous networking using a distributed multi-agent scheme (DMAS) based on the concept of cooperation and the awareness algorithm. The proposed scheme is developed for supporting QoS management in a user-accepted and cost-effective fashion, which consists of a collection of problem-solving agents with three modules: the knowledge source, the in-cloud blackboard system, and the control engine built into the scheme. A set of problem-solving agents autonomously process local tasks and cooperatively interoperate via an in-cloud blackboard system to guarantee QoS. An awareness algorithm, called the Q-learning algorithm, calculates the exceptive rewards of a handoff to all access networks. These rewards are then used by these problem-solving agents to determine what to do. Through operations and cooperation among the active agents, a policy is selected and a user-accepted schedule that meets the specified QoS is generated. Compared with traditional QoS management mechanisms, the proposed DMAS scheme has a 36% lower packet loss ratio in video streaming applications and a 34% lower average delay in VoIP applications with only a minor sacrifice in system computational complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIWCMC 2011 - 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
Pages1713-1718
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 12
Event7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2011 Jul 42011 Jul 8

Other

Other7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period11-07-0411-07-08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Chen, J. L., Larosa, Y. T., Deng, D. J., Yang, P. J., & Ma, Y. W. (2011). QoS-aware heterogeneous networking using distributed multiagent schemes. In IWCMC 2011 - 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (pp. 1713-1718). [5982794] https://doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2011.5982794