Journal article

An analytic modelling approach for network routing algorithms that use "ant-like" mobile agents

N Bean, A Costa

COMPUTER NETWORKS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2005

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce an analytic modelling approach to the study of a novel class of adaptive network routing algorithm, which is inspired by the emergent problem-solving behaviours observed in biological ant colonies. This class of algorithm utilizes "ant-like" agents which traverse the network and collectively construct routing policies. Previous studies have focused exclusively on simulation experiments, which indicate that such algorithms perform well in response to real-time changes in traffic demands and network conditions. The analytic model presented in this paper permits useful insights into certain fundamental aspects of ant-based algorithms, which have not been discussed in..

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