A traffic-based routing algorithm by using mobile agents

Wenyu Qu, Masaru Kitsuregawa, Hai Zhuge, Hong Shen, Yinwei Jin

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In this paper, we propose a traffic-based routing algorithm by using mobile agents. The traffic cost function for each link is defined based on known routing information. We theoretically analyze the probability distribution which is very useful for mobile agents to select a neighboring node to move to. The optimal probability distribution makes inference on the known information and approximates to a unbiased distribution. Simulation experiments are conducted to compare the performance of our algorithm with existing algorithms. The results show that our algorithm outperforms existing algorithms on the performance metrics considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-332
Number of pages10
JournalComputer Systems Science and Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cost function
  • Mobile agents
  • Routing
  • Unbiased distribution


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