14th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 2003. Proceedings. (2003)
Prague, Czech Republic
Sept. 1, 2003 to Sept. 5, 2003
T. Eymann , Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
M. Reinicke , Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
O. Ardaiz , Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
P. Artigas , Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
F. Freitag , Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
L. Navarro , Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Application-layer networks (ALN) are software architectures that allow the provisioning of services requiring a huge amount of resources by connecting large numbers of individual computers, e.g. Grids and P2P-Networks. Self-organization, like proposed by the Autonomic Computing concept, might be the key to controlling these systems. The CATNET project evaluates a decentralized mechanism for resource allocation in ALN, based on the economic paradigm of the Catallaxy. The economic model is based on self-interested maximization of utility and self-interested cooperation between software agents, who buy and sell network services and resources to and from each other.
F. Freitag, O. Ardaiz, P. Artigas, M. Reinicke, T. Eymann and L. Navarro, "Self-Organizing Resource Allocation for Autonomic Networks," 14th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 2003. Proceedings.(DEXA), Prague, Czech Republic, 2003, pp. 656.