Introduction de techniques automoniques au sein des réseaux de domicile
The work done in this thesis has for support the newcoming home neworks. The star topology centred around the home gateway tends to be replaced by a veridic network, composed of several actives devices (HNID) distributed in the home, or in small offices. It is merging all services from the telephony to the television, encompassing the Internet and even the domotic, ... This network has to provide a full coverage of the home with huge throughput which will be conveyed, in a first version, by WiFi et HomePlug AV mediums. Major challenges has to be taken up in terms of routing to have a nice QoS in all cases, but also in terms of management to provide to the network operator (ISP) tools helpful for network diagnostics and maintenance. The complexity of such transformation leeds us to believe that autonomics techniques may play an important role. After a study of the market and of its constraints, the work presented consists in the problem formalisation, thus in the conception and the experimentation of autonomic solution based on MAS. This will be applied to routing and management concerns. A prototype has been developped to face this concepts to real problems, leading us to several business demonstrations. Results obtained are already promising and illustrates the possibility of autonomic networking in this domain.
V. Freiderikos, D. Gaïti, R. Insler, P. Jaffré, A. Kortebi, S. Meyer, L. Molinier, G. Pujolle, H. Zimmermann : “Piloting Home Network with Intelligent Agents”, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, vol. 4 (1), pp. 49-56, (ISBN: 1556-6072) (2009)