Intelligent Distributed Systems for Rural Areas

  • Luís FrazãoEmail author
  • Silvana Meire
  • António Pereira
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 616)


Communication technologies have evolved and grown exponentially in recent years. Unfortunately, this growth is not the case in rural areas, where the small population density does not justify the investment made by Internet providers. The creation and development of projects in rural wireless networks are often an effective alternative to traditional Internet providers. However, these projects tend to disappear soon after their implementation due to the cost of managing and solving problems. This paper presents an intelligent distributed system that can help the network administrators in maintenance tasks by applying automatic intelligent actions and decisions, ease the installation of new network devices for end users, automatically update existing devices, and manage network traffic by applying algorithms that will decide based on intelligence. This is achieved by using an intelligent distributed system executed on every device of the network and is capable of making decisions and actions that will help administrators with problem-solving, automatic configuration of devices, proactive bandwidth and network traffic management, and reduce costs in maintaining the network.


Wireless Network Network Traffic Internet Service Provider Network Device Network Packet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luís Frazão
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Silvana Meire
    • 1
  • António Pereira
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Informática, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería InformáticaUniversidade de VigoOurenseSpain
  2. 2.INOV INESC InnovationInstitute of New Technologies of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal
  3. 3.Computer Science and Communications Research Centre, School of Technology and ManagementPolytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal

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