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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2004 vol. 19)
ISSN: 1541-1672
pp: 39-45
Vincent Cicirello , Drexel University
Maxim Peysakhov , Drexel University
Gustave Anderson , Drexel University
Gaurav Naik , Drexel University
Kenneth Tsang , Drexel University
William Regli , Drexel University
Moshe Kam , Drexel University
As mobile computing becomes ubiquitous, Mobile Ad Hoc Networks are becoming increasingly important. MANETs allow for a bring-your-own-network solution to rescue workers at natural-disaster locations, where traditional networking infrastructure is not likely to exist. As a design paradigm, multiagent systems (MASs) can help support management and coordination of such environments. The complex, ever-changing environments of MANETs pose difficult challenges to a MAS. Dependable agents must be environment-aware with the ability to reason about a constant flow of complex data, including network state and feedback of system performance. The MAS must be adaptive and self-stabilizing to ensure dependable operation.
mobile ad hoc networks, self-stabilizing multi-agent systems, environment-aware agents

G. Naik et al., "Designing Dependable Agent Systems for Mobile Wireless Networks," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 19, no. , pp. 39-45, 2004.
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