Paul Marrow

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A lot of work is devoted to formalizing and devising architectures for agents' cooperative behaviour, for coordinating the behaviour of individual agents within groups, as well as to designing agent societies using social laws. However, providing agents with abilities to automatically devise societies so as to form coherent emergent groups that coordinate(More)
Mobile Agent systems have attracted considerable attention as means of exploring and manipulating distributed information sources. However, many existing multi-agent platforms present limitations in terms of adaptability and scalability, indicating difficulties when trying to replicate these results on a large scale. We describe the core of a novel mobile(More)
We introduce self-interested evolutionary market agents, which act on behalf of service providers in a large decentralised system, to adaptively price their resources over time. Our agents competitively co-evolve in the live market, driving it towards the Bertrand equilibrium, the non-cooperative Nash equilibrium, at which all sellers charge their reserve(More)
We present a novel market-based method, inspired by retail markets, for resource allocation in fully decentralised systems where agents are self-interested. Our market mechanism requires no coordinating node or complex negotiation. The stability of outcome allocations , those at equilibrium, is analysed and compared for three buyer behaviour models. In(More)
— In this work we analyze the characteristics of service overlay networks generated by uncoordinated service providers that deploy different service replicas on overlay nodes across the Internet. Our approach differs from previous works, that generally rely on application-level routing, in that we allow nodes to autonomously rewire the service overlay to(More)
One of the main application areas for multi-agent systems technology is enterprise mobilization, wherein the main business process actors are nomadic workers. An agent's autonomy, sociality and intelligence are highly prized features when it comes to supporting those mobile workers who are geographically isolated from the main knowledge source (i.e. the(More)
Providing useful recommendations is an important challenge for user-centric media systems. Whereas current recommender systems research mainly focuses on predictive accuracy, we contend that a truly user-centric approach to media recommendations requires the inclusion of user experience measurement. For a good experience, predictive accuracy is not enough.(More)
—In future massively distributed service-based computational systems, resources will span many locations, organisations and platforms. In such systems, the ability to allocate resources in a desired configuration, in a scalable and robust manner, will be essential. We build upon a previous evolutionary market-based approach to achieving resource allocation(More)