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  • A middleware for building contract-aware agent-based services 

    Confalonieri, Roberto; Álvarez Napagao, Sergio; Panagiotidi, Sofia; Vázquez Salceda, Javier; Willmott, Steven Nicolás (Springer Verlag, 2008)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    This paper presents a middleware to help designers in the implementation of contract-aware agent-based services. The middleware provides several components, including a contract manager, a communication manager and a ...
  • An analysis of paperclip arbitrage 

    Cabanillas Barbacil, David Conrado; Willmott, Steven Nicolás; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises (2007-12)
    External research report
    Open Access
    While bartering is arguably the world's oldest form of trade there are still many instances where it surprises us. One such case is the remarkable story of Kyle MacDonald who, by means of a sequence of bartering exchanges ...
  • Applying Internet random early detection strategies to scheduling in grid environments 

    Willmott, Steven Nicolás; Brugnoli, Manuel; Heymann, Elisa; Hurley, Paul; Senar, Miquel A. (2007-09)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Resource Allocation in Grid environments to date is generally carried out under the assumption that there is one primary scheduling system scheduling jobs. However, as environments tend towards larger open “utility” Grids ...
  • Exploiting simple corporate memory in iterative coalition games 

    Merida-Campos, Carlos; Willmott, Steven Nicolás (2004-04)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Amongst the challenging problems that must be addressed in order to create increasingly automated electronic commerce systems are those which involve forming coalitions of agents to exploit a particular market opportunity. ...
  • Illegal agents? creating wholly independent autonomous entities in online worlds 

    Willmott, Steven Nicolás (2004-02)
    External research report
    Open Access
    The last 2-3 years have seen an explosion in new types of on-line worlds accessible both to human users and, increasingly, automated electronic systems - from new e-Business services to advanced Web applications and huge ...
  • Implementation considerations of an expert system to assess stream water quality management 

    Cabanillas Barbacil, David Conrado; Willmott, Steven Nicolás (2004-06)
    External research report
    Open Access
    The main goal of STREAMES (STream REAch Management, an Expert System) prototype is to assist to the water managers to evaluate human altered streams, via point and non-point sources and magnitudes of nutrient, deciding the ...
  • Laboranova SP6: data layer 

    Andrade, Zeus; Ceccaroni, Luigi; Oliva Felipe, Luís Javier; Tejada, Arturo; Willmott, Steven Nicolás (2007-12)
    External research report
    Restricted access - author's decision
    This document contains requirements and specifications for the data-storage layer of Laboranova’s integration architecture and for the data structure of the idea concept. This document presents technology choices for the ...
  • Modelling coalition formation over time for iterative coalition games 

    Merida-Campos, Carlos; Willmott, Steven Nicolás (2004-02)
    External research report
    Open Access
  • Modelo unificado para la integración entre ontologías y mapas conceptuales 

    Simon Cuevas, Alfredo; Willmott, Steven Nicolás; Rosete, Alejandro; Ceccaroni, Luigi (2005-11)
    External research report
    Open Access
    El desarrollo y utilización de las ontologías, se está viendo cada vez más en ascenso, demostrando con ello su gran utilidad en los contextos en los que se necesite formalizar y compartir un conocimiento. Cada vez más se ...
  • Studying viable free markets in peer-to-peer file exchange applications without altruistic agents 

    Cabanillas Barbacil, David Conrado; Willmott, Steven Nicolás (2006-03)
    External research report
    Open Access
    File sharing networks are among the most popular applications of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology to date and have been widely studied in terms of the performance, behavior, topology and other properties. A persistent theme ...
  • The impact of network topology on trade in bartering networks: Devising and assessing network information propagation mechanisms 

    Cabanillas Barbacil, David Conrado; Willmott, Steven Nicolás (2007-06)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Resource allocation in distributed systems is an exciting area of research. Inherent properties in this environment, such as strategic users acting selfishly and the structure of the environment within which exchanges ...
  • Threats and security safeguards in a multi-agent system medical applications 

    Cabanillas Barbacil, David Conrado; Willmott, Steven Nicolás; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises (2002-01)
    External research report
    Open Access
    This paper describes threats and security safeguards over agent applications. Areas where the security has a considerable importance and cover a wide range of applications. In our case we are focused in eHealth which is ...
  • Towards a contract-based interoperation model 

    Fernández Peña, Félix Oscar; Willmott, Steven Nicolás (2007-09)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Web Services-based solutions for interoperating processes are considered to be one of the most promising technologies for achieving truly interoperable functioning in open environments. In the last three years, the ...