An Architecture for Controlling Service Demand in ATM Networks based on Pricing Agents

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Pricing can be used by the network manager as a control mechanism to influence the user demand for services, thereby preventing network overloads; it can also be used as a means of increasing network revenue. We introduce the concept of a “pricing agent”, an agent that is installed at the edges of an ATM network and controls the offered load according to a… (More)

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