Survivability of a distributed multi-agent application - A performance control perspective

Nathan Gnanasambandam, Seokcheon Lee, Soundar Rajan Tirupatikumara, Natarajan Gautam, Wilbur Peng, Vikram Manikonda, Marshall Brinn, Mark Greaves

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Distributed Multi-Agent Systems (DMAS) such as supply chains functioning in highly dynamic environments need to achieve maximum overall utility during operation. The utility from maintaining performance is an important component of their survivability. This utility is often met by identifying trade-offs between quality of service and performance. To adoptively choose the operational settings for better utility, we propose an autonomous and scalable queueing theory based methodology to control the performance of a hierarchical network of distributed agents. By formulating the MAS as an open queueing network with multiple classes of traffic we evaluate the performance and subsequently the utility, from which we identify the control alternative for a localized, multi-tier zone. When the problem scales, another larger queueing network could be composed using zones as bu0ilding-blocks. This method advocates the systematic specification of the DMAS's attributes to aid real-time translation of the DMAS into a queueing network. We prototype our framework in Cougaar and verify our results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability
Pages21-30
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2005Aug 31 2005

Publication series

Name2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability
Volume2005

Other

Other2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period8/30/058/31/05

Fingerprint

Queueing networks
Multi agent systems
Queueing theory
Supply chains
Quality of service
Specifications

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Gnanasambandam, N., Lee, S., Tirupatikumara, S. R., Gautam, N., Peng, W., Manikonda, V., ... Greaves, M. (2005). Survivability of a distributed multi-agent application - A performance control perspective. In 2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability (pp. 21-30). [1507044] (2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/MASSUR.2005.1507044
Gnanasambandam, Nathan ; Lee, Seokcheon ; Tirupatikumara, Soundar Rajan ; Gautam, Natarajan ; Peng, Wilbur ; Manikonda, Vikram ; Brinn, Marshall ; Greaves, Mark. / Survivability of a distributed multi-agent application - A performance control perspective. 2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability. 2005. pp. 21-30 (2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability).
@inproceedings{db1755e8f9464d17ace35a0743cd2dfd,
title = "Survivability of a distributed multi-agent application - A performance control perspective",
abstract = "Distributed Multi-Agent Systems (DMAS) such as supply chains functioning in highly dynamic environments need to achieve maximum overall utility during operation. The utility from maintaining performance is an important component of their survivability. This utility is often met by identifying trade-offs between quality of service and performance. To adoptively choose the operational settings for better utility, we propose an autonomous and scalable queueing theory based methodology to control the performance of a hierarchical network of distributed agents. By formulating the MAS as an open queueing network with multiple classes of traffic we evaluate the performance and subsequently the utility, from which we identify the control alternative for a localized, multi-tier zone. When the problem scales, another larger queueing network could be composed using zones as bu0ilding-blocks. This method advocates the systematic specification of the DMAS's attributes to aid real-time translation of the DMAS into a queueing network. We prototype our framework in Cougaar and verify our results.",
author = "Nathan Gnanasambandam and Seokcheon Lee and Tirupatikumara, {Soundar Rajan} and Natarajan Gautam and Wilbur Peng and Vikram Manikonda and Marshall Brinn and Mark Greaves",
year = "2005",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1109/MASSUR.2005.1507044",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "078039447X",
series = "2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability",
pages = "21--30",
booktitle = "2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability",

}

Gnanasambandam, N, Lee, S, Tirupatikumara, SR, Gautam, N, Peng, W, Manikonda, V, Brinn, M & Greaves, M 2005, Survivability of a distributed multi-agent application - A performance control perspective. in 2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability., 1507044, 2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability, vol. 2005, pp. 21-30, 2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 8/30/05. https://doi.org/10.1109/MASSUR.2005.1507044

Survivability of a distributed multi-agent application - A performance control perspective. / Gnanasambandam, Nathan; Lee, Seokcheon; Tirupatikumara, Soundar Rajan; Gautam, Natarajan; Peng, Wilbur; Manikonda, Vikram; Brinn, Marshall; Greaves, Mark.

2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability. 2005. p. 21-30 1507044 (2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability; Vol. 2005).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

TY - GEN

T1 - Survivability of a distributed multi-agent application - A performance control perspective

AU - Gnanasambandam, Nathan

AU - Lee, Seokcheon

AU - Tirupatikumara, Soundar Rajan

AU - Gautam, Natarajan

AU - Peng, Wilbur

AU - Manikonda, Vikram

AU - Brinn, Marshall

AU - Greaves, Mark

PY - 2005/12/1

Y1 - 2005/12/1

N2 - Distributed Multi-Agent Systems (DMAS) such as supply chains functioning in highly dynamic environments need to achieve maximum overall utility during operation. The utility from maintaining performance is an important component of their survivability. This utility is often met by identifying trade-offs between quality of service and performance. To adoptively choose the operational settings for better utility, we propose an autonomous and scalable queueing theory based methodology to control the performance of a hierarchical network of distributed agents. By formulating the MAS as an open queueing network with multiple classes of traffic we evaluate the performance and subsequently the utility, from which we identify the control alternative for a localized, multi-tier zone. When the problem scales, another larger queueing network could be composed using zones as bu0ilding-blocks. This method advocates the systematic specification of the DMAS's attributes to aid real-time translation of the DMAS into a queueing network. We prototype our framework in Cougaar and verify our results.

AB - Distributed Multi-Agent Systems (DMAS) such as supply chains functioning in highly dynamic environments need to achieve maximum overall utility during operation. The utility from maintaining performance is an important component of their survivability. This utility is often met by identifying trade-offs between quality of service and performance. To adoptively choose the operational settings for better utility, we propose an autonomous and scalable queueing theory based methodology to control the performance of a hierarchical network of distributed agents. By formulating the MAS as an open queueing network with multiple classes of traffic we evaluate the performance and subsequently the utility, from which we identify the control alternative for a localized, multi-tier zone. When the problem scales, another larger queueing network could be composed using zones as bu0ilding-blocks. This method advocates the systematic specification of the DMAS's attributes to aid real-time translation of the DMAS into a queueing network. We prototype our framework in Cougaar and verify our results.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33745700184&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33745700184&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/MASSUR.2005.1507044

DO - 10.1109/MASSUR.2005.1507044

M3 - Conference contribution

SN - 078039447X

SN - 9780780394476

T3 - 2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability

SP - 21

EP - 30

BT - 2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability

ER -

Gnanasambandam N, Lee S, Tirupatikumara SR, Gautam N, Peng W, Manikonda V et al. Survivability of a distributed multi-agent application - A performance control perspective. In 2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability. 2005. p. 21-30. 1507044. (2005 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability). https://doi.org/10.1109/MASSUR.2005.1507044