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Improving Multi-Agent Based Resource Coordination in Peer-to-Peer Networks

Lopes, A.L. ; Botelho, L.M.

Journal of Networks Vol. 3, Nº 2, pp. 38 - 47, October, 2008.

ISSN (print): 0028-3045
ISSN (online): 0028-3045

Journal Impact Factor: 0,608 (in 2008)

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The distributed nature of peer-to-peer networks
offers a solid ground for the deployment of environments
where multiple agents, managing several resources, can
cooperate in pursuing common and individual goals while
achieving good overall performance. In this article we
present a survey of recent work on the integration of
multi-agent systems and peer-to-peer computing for
resource coordination (including discovery, composition and
execution of resources) and we propose an approach for
optimizing resource coordination through the use of
efficient peer-to-peer search mechanisms relying upon a
powerful semantic overlay network. We also present an
approach for the dynamic development of the required
semantic overlay network from a network of
randomly-connected peers