Economic Models and Algorithms for Distributed Systems

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Dirk Neumann, Mark Baker, Jörn Altmann, Omer F. Rana
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 13, 2010 - Computers - 270 pages

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.

 

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Contents

A Beliefbased Trust Model for Dynamic Service Selection
9
Reputation Pricing and the EScience Grid
25
Trustoriented Utilitybased Community Structure in Multiagent Systems
44
A GameTheoretic Approach
63
Towards Dynamic Authentication in the Grid Secure and Mobile Business Workflows Using GSet
82
Enforcing Service Level Agreements Using an Economically Enhanced Resource Manager
109
Extended Resource Management Using Client Classification and Economic Enhancements
128
Mitigating Provider Uncertainty in Service Provision Contracts
143
TextContentAnalysis based on the Syntactic Correlations between Ontologies
160
Understanding Businesses and Value Creation in the Cloud
186
A Model for Determining the Optimal Capacity Investment for Utility Computing
209
A Combinatorial Exchange for Complex Grid Services
221
Reducing the Operational Energy Demand
239
Facing Price Risks in InternetofServices Markets
257
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