Performance Analysis of Distributed Search in Open Agent Systems

  title={Performance Analysis of Distributed Search in Open Agent Systems},
  author={Vassilios V. Dimakopoulos and Evaggelia Pitoura},
In open multi-agent systems agents need resources provided by other agents but they are not aware of which agents provide the particular resources. Most solutions to this problem are based on a central directory that maintains a mapping between agents and resources. However, such solutions do not scale well since the central directory becomes a bottleneck in terms of both performance and reliability. In this paper, we introduce a different approach: each agent maintains a limited size local… CONTINUE READING
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