An architecture for agent-enhanced network service provisioning through SLA negotiation

Chieng, David, Ho, Ivan, Marshall, Alan and Parr, Gerard ORCID: (2002) An architecture for agent-enhanced network service provisioning through SLA negotiation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2311. pp. 14-30.

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This paper focuses on two main areas. We first investigate various aspects of subscription and session Service Level Agreement (SLA) issues such as negotiating and setting up network services with Quality of Service (QoS) and pricing preferences. We then introduce an agent-enhanced service architecture that facilitates these services. A prototype system consisting of real-time agents that represent various network stakeholders was developed. A novel approach is presented where the agent system is allowed to communicate with a simulated network. This allows functional and dynamic behaviour of the network to be investigated under various agent-supported scenarios. This paper also highlights the effects of SLA negotiation and dynamic pricing in a competitive multi-operator networks environment.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Smart Emerging Technologies
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Cyber Security Privacy and Trust Laboratory
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 00:35
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023 08:31
DOI: 10.1007/3-540-46019-5_2

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