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Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing

Third International Workshop, AP2PC 2004, New York, NY, USA, July 19, 2004, Revised and Invited Papers

  • Gianluca Moro
  • Sonia Bergamaschi
  • Karl Aberer
Conference proceedings AP2PC 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3601)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3601)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Talk

    1. Arturo Crespo, Hector Garcia-Molina
      Pages 1-13
  3. Peer-to-Peer Network and Search Performance

    1. George H. L. Fletcher, Hardik A. Sheth, Katy Börner
      Pages 14-27
    2. Chad Yoshikawa, Brent Chun, Amin Vahdat
      Pages 28-39
    3. Savitha Krishnamoorthy, Karthikeyan Vaidyanathan, Mario Lauria
      Pages 40-53
    4. Georgios Pitsilis, Panayiotis Periorellis, Lindsay Marshall
      Pages 54-61
  4. Emergent Communities and Social Behaviours

    1. Tsunenori Mine, Daisuke Matsuno, Akihiro Kogo, Makoto Amamiya
      Pages 62-73
    2. Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Jeremy Pitt
      Pages 74-85
    3. Guido Boella, Leendert van der Torre
      Pages 86-97
    4. Steven Willmott, Josep M. Pujol, Ulises Cortés
      Pages 98-107
  5. Semantic Integration

    1. Isabel F. Cruz, Huiyong Xiao, Feihong Hsu
      Pages 108-119
    2. Sonia Bergamaschi, Pablo R. Fillottrani, Gionata Gelati
      Pages 120-131
  6. Mobile P2P Systems

    1. Evan A. Sultanik, William C. Regli
      Pages 132-143
    2. Praveen Madiraju, Sushil K. Prasad, Rajshekhar Sunderraman, Erdogan Dogdu
      Pages 144-152
    3. Martin Purvis, Noel Garside, Stephen Cranefield, Mariusz Nowostawski, Marcos De Oliveira
      Pages 153-160
  7. Adaptive Systems

    1. Hirokazu Yoshinaga, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Keiichi Koyanagi
      Pages 161-172
    2. Xiaolong Jin, Jiming Liu, Zhen Yang
      Pages 173-184
    3. Yan Tang, Zhengguo Hu, Yang Zhang, Lin Zhang, Changquan Ai
      Pages 193-200
    4. Michael Thomas, William Regli
      Pages 201-212

About these proceedings


Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing is attracting enormous media attention, spurred by the popularity of file sharing systems such as Napster, Gnutella, and Morpheus. The peers are autonomous, or as some call them, first-class citizens. P2P networks are emerging as a new distributed computing paradigm for their potential to harness the computing power of the hosts composing the network and make their under-utilized resources available to others. Although researchers working on distributed computing, multiagent systems, databases and networks have been using similar concepts for a long time, it is only recently that papers motivated by the current P2P paradigm have started appearing in high-quality conferences and workshops. Research in agent systems in particular appears to be most relevant because, since their inception, multiagent systems have always been thought of as networks of peers. The multiagent paradigm can thus be superimposed on the P2P architecture, where agents embody the description of the task environments, the decision-support capabilities, the collective behavior, and the interaction protocols of each peer. The emphasis in this context on decentralization, user autonomy, ease and speed of growth that gives P2P its advantages also leads to significant potential problems. Most prominent among these problems are coordination, the ability of an agent to make decisions on its own actions in the context of activities of other agents, and scalability, the value of the P2P systems lies in how well they scale along several dimensions, including complexity, heterogeneity of peers, robustness, traffic redistribution, and so on.

This volume presents the fully revised papers presented at the Third International Workshop on Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing, AP2PC 2004, held in New York City on July 19, 2004 in the context of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2004). The volume is organized in topical sections on P2P networks and search performance, emergent communities and social behaviours, semantic integration, mobile P2P systems, adaptive systems, agent-based resource discovery, as well as trust and reputation.


Host Peer autonom autonomous agents complexity distributed computing multi-agent system trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianluca Moro
    • 1
  • Sonia Bergamaschi
    • 2
  • Karl Aberer
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Electronics, Computer Science and SystemsUniversity of BolognaCesena (FC)Italy
  2. 2.Dept. of Science EngineeringUniversity of Modena and Reggio-EmiliaModenaItaly
  3. 3.School of Computer and Communication SciencesÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland

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