As the Internet becomes larger and larger, and consequently more difficult to operate and to manage, telecommunication operators, manufacturers and companies require tools to perform those tasks. A large number of tools developed from various technical areas have been proposed, but these alone are not sufficient to handle a rapidly evolving and dynamic environment. This book presents and explains all the techniques which integrate a certain level of intelligence (through intelligent software agents for example) in order to represent knowledge, take appropriate decisions, communicate with other entities and achieve a self-managing network.
1. Artificial Intelligence and Monitoring of Telecommunications Networks, Hassine Moungla.
2. Adaptive and Programmable Management of IP Quality of Service, Miguel Castro, Dominique Gaiti, Abdallah M’Hamed and Djamal Zeghlache.
3. Software Agents for IP Management, Anneli Lenica.
4. The Use of Agents in Policy-based Management, Francine Krief.
5. Multi-agent Platforms, Zeina El Ferkh Jrad.
6. Behavioral Modelization and Multi-agent Simulation, Leila Merghem-Bourlahia.
7. Behavioral Modelisation and Simulation: An Example in Telecommunications Networks, Leila Merghem-Bourlahia.
8. Multi-agent System in a DiffServ Network: Behavioral Models and Platform, Nada Meskaoui.
9. Intelligent Agent Control Simulation in a Telecommunication Network, Hugues Lecarpentier.
10. Agents and 3rd and 4th Mobile Generation, Badr Benmammar.
11. Learning Techniques in a Mobile Network, Sidi-Mohammed Senouci.
12. An Experimental Example of Active Networks: The Amarrage Project, Nadjib Achir, Yacine Ghamri-Doudane and Mauro Fonseca.
Dominique Gaïti is a Professor at the University of Technology, Troyes, France.