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.
CitationEymann, T; Reinicke, M; Ardaiz, O; Artigas, P; Freitag, F; Navarro, L. Self-organizing resource allocation for autonomic networks. A: DEXA Workshops 2003, p. 656-660.
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