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Title: An Agent Based Approach for Avoiding Cascade Failures
Author(s): George Leu   Akira Namatame            

Abstract: In the latest years, our society tends to become more and more dependent on large scale (global) infrastructure networks. Sometimes, attacks on a few important nodes of the network may generate cascade failures which lead to global failure of the system. This paper describes the mechanism for minimizing cascade failures. An agent based method (using Q-Learning) is provided, in order to prevent the failures to propagate over the entire network.

Keywords: Q-learning, router utilization, router freeness.

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