Market-Based Call Routing in Telecommunications Networks using Adaptive Pricing and Real Bidding
M.A. Gibney, N.R. Jennings & Nicolaas J. Vriend, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
in: M. Bedau, J.S. McCaskill, N.H. Packard & S. Rasmussen (Eds.), Artificial Life VII: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Artificial Life, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000, p. 420-427

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Abstract. We present a market-based approach to call routing in telecommunications networks. A system architecture is described that allows self-interested agents, representing various network resources, potentially owned by different real world enterprises, to co-ordinate their resource allocation decisions without assuming a priori co-operation. It is argued that such an architecture has the potential to provide a distributed, robust and efficient means of traffic management. In particular, our architecture uses an adaptive pricing and inventory setting strategy, based on real bidding, to reduce call blocking in a simulated telecommunications network.

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