Autonomous navigation architecture for load balancing user demands in distributed information systems

H. Arfaoui*, K. Mori

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Autonomous Information Service System is a proposition made to cope with the continuously changing conditions of service provision and utilization in current information systems. The faded information field (FIF), sustained by push/pull mobile agent technology, is such a distributed architecture that brings high-assurance of the system through a balanced selective replication of the information. When the demand changes, the information environment is restructured so that the same response time to services for all unspecified users can be achieved whatever the demand volume. However, once the structure is fixed, dispatching the randomly incoming requests on the FIF is still required to guarantee the same quality of service. Our goal is to warrant the autonomous dispatching of the pull mobile agents to adjust the continuously evolving arrival distribution of the demand to the current information environment. In this paper, we explain the concepts and realization of autonomous navigation under the goal of an autonomous load balancing of the pull mobile agent volume in the FIF structure. The appropriateness of this method for FIF environments has been shown by simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2740-2748
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Assurance
  • Autonomous load balancing
  • Faded information field
  • Information service systems
  • Push/pull mobile agents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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