Multi-Agent System Approach for Congestion Control in ATM Networks
The Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network (B-ISDN) supports transmission of different types of data such text, audio, images, video and combination of these types of data at higher transmission rates. The Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) has been widely accepted as transfer mode for B-ISDN. Traffic management and congestion control are main issues in ATM networks. In this paper, the authors describe existing multi-agent system architecture for management of ATM networks. They developed a software module using java to automate the activities of agents in multi-agent system architecture for monitoring the traffic and controlling congestion in ATM networks.