Inspiration from the Human Society to Design an Active Queue Management Scheme

S. N. S. Hashemi, S. Jamali


Nowadays, multidisciplinary approaches have found extensive applications in many scientific research areas. At the time computer networking has adopted many multidisciplinary solutions such as nature-inspired algorithms and protocols. This paper proposes that the human society can also serve as a source of inspiration to design effective solutions for the computer networking. Toward this idea, the computer network is considered as a computer society in which the social theories are employed to develop effective algorithms and protocols. As the first step for this novel and promising branch, this paper employs a well-known work psychology theory, namely, ADAM's Equity theory to design a high-performance AQM scheme for the Internet. Extensive packet level simulations in ns-2 environment show that the proposed algorithm, called ET-RED exhibits an improved performance in comparison with the most common AQM algorithm of the Internet i.e. RED.


Keywords: computer, networking, AQM, RED, ET-RED

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