Autonomic Systems

Economic Models and Algorithms for Distributed Systems

Editors: Neumann, D., Baker, M., Altmann, J., Rana, O.F. (Eds.)

  • Interdisciplinary approach that combines work from Economics and Computer Science
  • Coordination and incentive problems prevalent to any kind of distributed system are analyzed by means of economic theory
  • Economic theory is put to work by providing evidence, e.g., by prototypes, that the pure concepts are feasible to be implemented in the field
  • Theoretical work is illustrated with experiences from state-of-the-art European projects
  • Addresses many new insights into how to approach coordination and incentive problems
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Distributed computing paradigms for sharing resources such as Clouds, Grids, Peer-to-Peer systems, or voluntary computing are becoming increasingly popular. While there are some success stories such as PlanetLab, OneLab, BOINC, BitTorrent, and SETI@home, a widespread use of these technologies for business applications has not yet been achieved. In a business environment, mechanisms are needed to provide incentives to potential users for participating in such networks. These mechanisms may range from simple non-monetary access rights, monetary payments to specific policies for sharing. Although a few models for a framework have been discussed (in the general area of a "Grid Economy"), none of these models has yet been realised in practice. This book attempts to fill this gap by discussing the reasons for such limited take-up and exploring incentive mechanisms for resource sharing in distributed systems. The purpose of this book is to identify research challenges in successfully using and deploying resource sharing strategies in open-source and commercial distributed systems.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Economic Models and Algorithms for Distributed Systems

    Pages 1-3

  • A Belief-based Trust Model for Dynamic Service Selection

    Ali, Ali Shaikh (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • Reputation, Princing and the E-Science Grid

    Anandasivam, Arun (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

  • Trust-oriented Utility-based Community Structure in Multiagent Systems

    Kastidou, Georgia (et al.)

    Pages 45-61

  • Formation of Virtual Organizations in Grids: A Game-Theoretic Approach

    Carroll, Thomas E. (et al.)

    Pages 63-81

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eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-8896-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Models and Algorithms for Distributed Systems
Editors
  • Dirk Neumann
  • Mark Baker
  • Jörn Altmann
  • Omer F. Rana
Series Title
Autonomic Systems
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8899-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8899-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7643-8896-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 270
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