A Multi-Agent Architecture for Cooperative Quality of Service Management

Abdelhakim Hafid, Stefan Fischer


The QoS management approaches developed so far are usually not suitable any more for applications which involve too large a number of communicating entities; for instance, negotiation of QoS parameters between the sender and every single receiver becomes impossible (in case of thousands of receivers). To solve this problem, we developed a QoS management approach, we called Cooperative QoS management, which allows a decentralized cooperative management of QoS; it does not limit the number of users of the application. In this paper we present a multi-agent architecture that implements the cooperative QoS management approach. Agents are installed on system components, such as routers and end-systems; when a user asks for a service with specific QoS requirements a kind of cooperation is initiated between agents to (“best”) serve the user.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement of Multimedia Networks and Services (Proceedings of MMNS'97)
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication date1997
ISBN (Print)978-1-5041-2879-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-35318-0
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Event6 International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 08.07.199710.07.1997


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