Distributed decision propagation in mobile agent networks?

Soumik Sarkar, Kushal Mukherjee, Abhishek Srivastav, Asok Ray

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This paper develops a distributed algorithm of decision/awareness propagation in mobile agent systems with a time varying network topology and threshold based agent interaction policy. While message broadcast duration or state updating interval is found to be an actuation parameter for changing time-averaged network topology, the threshold parameter in binary decision policy can be used to trigger or restrain the decision propagation. The influence of (large) seed size on the propagation phenomenon has been exploited to control the threat level threshold, beyond which the awareness propagates throughout the network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424477456
StatePublished - 2010
Event49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2010Dec 17 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


Conference49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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