As the Internet becomes larger and larger, and consequently more difficult to control and to manage, telecommunication operators, manufacturers and companies require tools to perform management and control tasks. A large number of tools coming from different areas have been proposed, but these are not sufficient to handle an evolving and dynamic environment. This book presents and explains all the techniques which integrate a certain level of intelligence (through intelligent software agents for example) in order to represent knowledge, take appropriate decisions, communicate with other entities and achieve a self-managing network.
Dominique Gaiti is a Professor at the University of Technology, Troyes, France.
Chapter 1. Artificial intelligence and monitoring of telecommunication networks (Hassine Moungla). Chapter 2. Adaptative and programmable management of IP Quality of Service (Miguel Castro, Dominique Gaiti, Abdallah M'Hamed and Djamal Zeghlache). Chapter 3. Software agents for IP management (Anneli Lenica). Chapter 4. The use of agents in policy-based management (Francine Krief). Chapter 5. Multi-agent platforms (Zeina El Ferkh Jrad). Chapter 6. Behavioral modeling and multi-agent simulation (Leila Merghem-Bourlahia). Chapter 7. Behavioral modeling and simulation: an example in telecommunication networks (Leila Merghem-Bourlahia). Chapter 8. Multi-agent system in a DiffServ network: behavioral models and platform (Nada Meskaoui). Chapter 9. Intelligent agent control simulation in a telecommunications network (Hugues Lecarpentier). Chapter 10. Agents and 3rd and 4th mobile generations (Badr Benmammar). Chapter 11. Learning techniques in a mobile network (Sidi-Mohammed Senouci). Chapter 12. An experimental example of active networks: the Amarrage project (Nadjib Achir, Yacine Ghamri-Doudane and Mauro Fonseca).