An Automated, Distributed, Intelligent Fault Management System for Communication Networks
Date: February 02 - February 04, 1999
In this paper we present a Distributed Intelligent Fault Management (DIFM) system for communication networks. The overall architecture of the proposed system is based on a distributed cooperative multi-agent paradigm, with probabilistic networks as the framework for knowledge representation and evidence inferencing. We adopt the management by delegation paradigm  for network monitoring and integrate both hard and soft faults.