Economic Models and Algorithms for Distributed Systems

  • Dirk Neumann
  • Mark Baker
  • Jörn Altmann
  • Omer Rana

Part of the Autonomic Systems book series (ASYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Economic Models and Algorithms for Distributed Systems

    1. Dirk Neumann, Mark Baker, Jörn Altmann, Omer Rana
      Pages 1-3
  3. Reputation Mechanisms and Trust

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-8
    2. Ali Shaikh Ali, Omer F. Rana
      Pages 9-23
    3. Arun Anandasivam, Dirk Neumann
      Pages 25-43
    4. Jürgen Mangler, Erich Schikuta, Christoph Witzany, Oliver Jorns, Irfan Ul Haq, Helmut Wanek
      Pages 83-104
  4. Service Level Agreements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-108
    2. Mario Macías, Garry Smith, Omer Rana, Jordi Guitart, Jordi Torres
      Pages 109-127
    3. Tim Püschel, Nikolay Borissov, Dirk Neumann, Mario Macías, Jordi Guitart, Jordi Torres
      Pages 129-141
    4. Chris Smith, Aad van Moorsel
      Pages 143-159
    5. Axel Tenschert, Ioannis Kotsiopoulos, Bastian Koller
      Pages 161-180
  5. Business Models and Market Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-185
    2. Ashraf Bany Mohammed, Jörn Altmann, Junseok Hwang
      Pages 187-208
    3. Melanie Moßmann, Jochen Stößer, Adam Ouorou, Eric Gourdin, Ruby Krishnaswamy, Dirk Neumann
      Pages 221-237
    4. Raimund Matros, Werner Streitberger, Stefan Koenig, Torsten Eymann
      Pages 257-269

About this book


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.


Autonomic Computing E-Science Economic Models Grid Economics Incentive Engineering Internet algorithms cloud computing distributed computing distributed systems management networks organization technology virtual organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Neumann
    • 1
  • Mark Baker
    • 2
  • Jörn Altmann
    • 3
  • Omer Rana
    • 4
  1. 1.Kollegiengebäude IIPlatz Alten SynagogeFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.ACET Centre, School of Systems EngineeringThe University of ReadingReadingUK
  3. 3.Technology Management, Economics & Policy ProgramCollege of Engineering Seoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  4. 4.School of Computer ScienceCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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