Synthesizing Efficient Solutions for Patrolling Problems in the Internet Environment

Research paper by Tomáš Brázdil, Antonín Kučera, Vojtěch Řehák

Indexed on: 08 May '18Published on: 08 May '18Published in: arXiv - Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence


We propose an algorithm for constructing efficient patrolling strategies in the Internet environment, where the protected targets are nodes connected to the network and the patrollers are software agents capable of detecting/preventing undesirable activities on the nodes. The algorithm is based on a novel compositional principle designed for a special class of strategies, and it can quickly construct (sub)optimal solutions even if the number of targets reaches hundreds of millions.