Date Added: Sep 2011
The efficient utilization of network resources is an important issue. The problem is hard due to the distributed nature of computer networks, high communication demands and the desire for limited communication overheads. One solution to such challenges is to design efficient, decentralized and fault-tolerant data propagation model which accomplishes tasks with no access to global network information. Mechanisms of agent propagation are useful because agents can be organized into efficient configurations without imposing external centralized controls. Operation without a central coordinator eliminates possible bottlenecks in terms of scalability and reliability.