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This article provides an overall view of available techniques for integrating Petri-nets and object-oriented concepts. In order to outline specific characteristics, all identified techniques will be grouped into three categories. For each of these categories, one representative technique will be selected as well as demonstrated using the example of a simple(More)
The mobile agent paradigm can be employed effectively for the decentralized management of complex networks. Nevertheless, legacy management protocols such as SNMP need to be supported for reasons of migration and efficiency. We show how the integration of the two paradigms leads to a flexibly adjustable decentralized management architecture. NetDoctor is a(More)
This chapter aims to address some of the fundamental issues that are often encountered in optimization problems, making them difficult to solve. We explain why these issues make optimization problems hard to solve and present some possible countermeasures for dealing with them. By doing this, we hope to help both practitioners and fellow researchers to(More)
In this paper we introduce a new approach for genetic programming, called rule-based genetic programming, or RBGP in short. A program evolved in the RBGP syntax is a list of rules. Each rule consists of two conditions, combined with a logical operator, and an action part. Such rules are independent from each other in terms of position (mostly) and(More)
Genetic programming is known to provide good solutions for many problems like the evolution of network protocols and distributed algorithms. Then, it is most likely a hardwired module of a design framework where it assists the engineer in optimizing specific aspects in system development. In this paper we show how the utility of genetic programming can be(More)