Ant-Based Load Balancing in Telecommunications Networks

  title={Ant-Based Load Balancing in Telecommunications Networks},
  author={R. Schoonderwoerd and O. Holland and J. Bruten and L. Rothkrantz},
  journal={Adaptive Behavior},
  pages={169 - 207}
  • R. Schoonderwoerd, O. Holland, +1 author L. Rothkrantz
  • Published 1997
  • Computer Science
  • Adaptive Behavior
  • This article describes a novel method of achieving load balancing in telecommunications networks. A simulated network models a typical distribution of calls between nodes; nodes carrying an excess of traffic can become congested, causing calls to be lost. In addition to calls, the network also supports a population of simple mobile agents with behaviors modeled on the trail-laying abilities of ants. The ants move across the network between randomly chosen pairs of nodes; as they move, they… CONTINUE READING
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