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Using Heading to Improve Autonomous Agent Movement on Networks

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On large networks where resources for security are at a minimum, a dynamic and lightweight approach to diagnosing threats is needed. A mobile software agent system modeled on ants provides one possible solution to this problem. Using this approach, software agents visit nodes (computing devices) in the network and look for evidence of a security threat. Agents operate autonomously, determining the next node to visit in the network based on local information. Optimally, agents in this system will provide full network (graph) coverage in the most efficient way possible. One way to do this is by using the concept of heading to improve cover time (amount of time required to visit every node in a graph at least once).
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Hodnett, Fletcher (author)
Fulp, Errin (committee chair)
Canas, Daniel (committee member)
Turkett, William (committee member)
date
2015-06-23T08:35:54Z (accessioned)
2015-06-23T08:35:54Z (available)
2015 (issued)
degree
Computer Science (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/57155 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Using Heading to Improve Autonomous Agent Movement on Networks
type
Thesis

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