Performance Evaluation of a SLA Negotiation Control Protocol for Grid Networks

  • Igor Cergol
  • Vinod Mirchandani
  • Dominique Verchere
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 2)


A framework for an autonomous negotiation control protocol for service delivery is crucial to enable the support of heterogeneous service level agreements (SLAs) that will exist in distributed environments. We have first given a gist of our augmented service negotiation protocol to support distinct service elements. The augmentations also encompass related composition of the services and negotiation with several service providers simultaneously. All the incorporated augmentations will enable to consolidate the service negotiation operations for telecom networks, which are evolving towards Grid networks. Furthermore, our autonomous negotiation protocol is based on a distributed multi-agent framework to create an open market for Grid services. Second, we have concisely presented key simulation results of our work in progress. The results exhibit the usefulness of our negotiation protocol for realistic scenarios that involves different background traffic loading, message sizes and traffic flow asymmetry between background and negotiation traffics.


Grid networks Simulation Performance Evaluation Negotiation protocols 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor Cergol
    • 1
  • Vinod Mirchandani
    • 1
  • Dominique Verchere
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Information TechnologyThe University of TechnologySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Bell Labs, Alcatel-LucentNozayFrance

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