This paper describes ongoing research work to build a network management system from autonomous software agents, using the BT Zeus Agent Building Toolkit. The network specific to this work is a 6-Node ATM Testbed, which is fully reconfigurable; however, it is intended that the management system is generic enough to be implemented on different networks. Each… (More)
A new entropy-like measure as well as a new measure of total uncertainty pertaining to the Dempster-Shafer theory are introduced. It is argued that these measures are better justified than any of the previously proposed candidates. This is a short note on the generalization of the Shannon entropy from probability theory to the Dempster-Shafer theory (DST).… (More)
Even though the Genetic Programming (GP) mechanism is capable of evolving any computable function, the means through which it does so is inherently flawed: the user must provide the GP engine with an evolutionary pathway toward a solution. Hence Genetic Programming is problematic as a mechanism for generating creative solutions to specific problems .