An Intelligent Agent for Optimizing QoS-for-Money in Priced ABR Connections

C. Courcoubetis, G. D. Stamoulis, C.Manolakis (ICS-FORTH, University of Crete)
F. P. Kelly (Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge)

To appear in Telecommunication Systems, Special Issue on Network Economics
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We investigate the usage and functionality of an intelligent agent at the user-side in an ATM communications environment where multiple users (not necessarily identical) are served by and charged for ABR connections. We formulate an optimization problem pertaining to the case where bandwidth is allocated to each user proportionally to the amount of money he is willing to pay per unit time.

Keywords: intelligent agents, proportional fairness, net benefit maximization, ABR

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