Efficient discovery and resource allocation is one of the challenges of
current Peer-to-Peer systems. In centralized approaches, the user requests can
be matched to the fastest, cheapest or most available resource. This approach,
however, shows scalability limits. In this paper, we explore the catallactic coordination
as a decentralized economic approach for resource allocation in peer-topeer
networks. The economic model of the catallaxy is based on the selfinterested
maximization of utility and the negotiation of prices between agents.
We evaluate the feasibility of our approach by means of simulations and compare
the proposed system with a centralized baseline approach. Our results indicate
that while in the catallacic approach the number of control messages exchanged
between the peers grows due to the negotiation process, its service
provision rate is fairly constant in different dynamic environments.
CitationArdaiz, O; Artigas, P; Eymann, T; Freitag, F; Messeguer, R; Navarro, L; Reinicke, M. Exploring the catallactic coordination approach for peer-to-peer systems. A: EURO-PAR 2003, p. 1265-1272.
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