Multi-domain Policy Based Management Using Mobile Agents

  • Nazim Agoulmine
  • Mauro Fonseca
  • Alan Marshall
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2164)


This paper describes a new framework for the interoperability between ISP management domain for the purpose of satisfying end user requirement based on service level agreements (SLA) set up between a customer and its related ISP and also SLA set up between ISPs. The paper considers future policy based enabled equipments and management centers based on the ongoing work undertaken in the frame of the resource allocation protocol and policy framework groups of the IETF. The objective of this paper is to investigate the possibility to merge policy based management with mobile agents in order to handel QoS of communications spanning over a number of ISP domains. In this environment, mobile agents will act on behalf of users or third party service providers, to obtain the best end to end service based on a negotiation process between ISP policy management systems.


Mobile Agent Service Level Agreement Policy Rule Policy Decision Point Mobility Router 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nazim Agoulmine
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mauro Fonseca
    • 1
    • 5
  • Alan Marshall
    • 4
  1. 1.LIP6 LaboratoryUniversity of Paris VIFrance
  2. 2.LSC LaboratoryUniversity of EvryFrance
  3. 3.UQAMUniversity of Quebec at MontrealCanada
  4. 4.Advanced Telecommunications Systems Laboratory, School of Electrical & Electronic EngineeringThe Queen’s University of Belfast Northern IrelandUK
  5. 5.Pontifical University Catholic of ParanáBrazil

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