Optimal distribution of a hierarchy of network management agents

Kiran R. Bhutani, Bilal Khan

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In this paper, we consider several mathematical and algorithmic problems which arise naturally in the optimal deployment of modern network management systems. Specifically, we will consider the problem of minimizing the total communication costs within an architecture consisting of a distributed hierarchy of cooperating intelligent agents. We consider several communication cost models, and describe provable optimal schemes for distributing agents among machines in each of these models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-248
Number of pages14
JournalInformation Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Distributed hierarchy
  • Multi-agent system
  • Network management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence


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