A Computational Ecology Based Approach to Routing in Communication Networks

Date Added: Jul 2009
Format: PDF

The routing and flow control problems in communication networks are considered in this progress report. The problem is cast into an agent/resource allocation model referred to as a computational ecology. To achieve this, data packets are considered as agents and outgoing links from nodes as resources. The paper covers the basic theoretical computational ecology model as well as its application to telecommunication networks. Further work and applications of the computational ecology model are also discussed.