Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing

Second International Workshop, AP2PC 2003, Melbourne, Australia, July 14, 2003, Revised and Invited Papers

  • Gianluca Moro
  • Claudio Sartori
  • Munindar P. Singh
Conference proceedings AP2PC 2003

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2872)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2872)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Paradigm Integration and Challenges

    1. Beng Chin Ooi, Wee Siong Ng, Kian-Lee Tan, AoYing Zhou
      Pages 1-12
  3. Trust

    1. Yao Wang, Julita Vassileva
      Pages 23-34
    2. Matthias Nickles, Gerhard Weiß
      Pages 35-40
    3. Shi-Cho Cha, Yuh-Jzer Joung, Yu-En Lue
      Pages 41-46
  4. Self-Organization

    1. Spyros Voulgaris, Márk Jelasity, Maarten van Steen
      Pages 47-58
    2. Elth Ogston, Benno Overeinder, Maarten van Steen, Frances Brazier
      Pages 59-70
    3. Kurt Schelfthout, Tom Holvoet
      Pages 71-76
  5. Incentives

    1. Bin Yu, Munindar P. Singh
      Pages 77-88
    2. Philipp Obreiter, Jens Nimis
      Pages 89-100
  6. Search and Systems

    1. Sam Joseph
      Pages 101-112
    2. Sonia Bergamaschi, Francesco Guerra, Maurizio Vincini
      Pages 113-122
    3. Bo Ling, Wee Siong Ng, YanFeng Shu, AoYing Zhou
      Pages 138-143
    4. Daryl Parker, David Cleary
      Pages 144-149
  7. Adaptive Applications

    1. Martin Purvis, Mariusz Nowostawski, Stephen Cranefield, Marcos Oliveira
      Pages 150-161
    2. Paolo Busetta, Paolo Bouquet, Giordano Adami, Matteo Bonifacio, Francesco Palmieri
      Pages 174-185
  8. Mobile Agents

    1. Khaled Nagi, Iman Elghandour, Birgitta König-Ries
      Pages 198-204
  9. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing is currently attracting enormous public attention, spurred by the popularity of file-sharing systems such as Napster, Gnutella, Morpheus, Kaza, and several others. In P2P systems, a very large number of autonomous computing nodes, the peers, rely on each other for services. P2P networks are emerging as a new distributed computing paradigm because of their potential to harness the computing power and the storage capacity of the hosts composing the network, and because they realize a completely open decentralized environment where everybody can join in autonomously. 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. In particular, research on agent systems appears to be most relevant because multiagent systems have always been thought of as networks of autonomous peers since their inception. Agents, which can be superimposed on the P2P architecture, embody the description of task environments, decision-support capabilities, social behaviors, trust and reputation, and interaction protocols among peers. The emphasis on decentralization, autonomy, ease, and speed of growth that gives P2P its advantages also leads to significant potential problems. Most prominent among these 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 in how well they self-organize so as to scale along several dimensions, including complexity, heterogeneity of peers, robustness, traffic redistribution, etc.

This book brings together an introduction, three invited articles, and revised versions of the papers presented at the Second International Workshop on Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing, AP2PC 2003, held in Melbourne, Australia, July 2003.


Bayesian network Fuzzy Host Peer Routing ad-hoc networks complexity learning mobile agents mobile code peer-to-peer agent systems peer-to-peer computing peer-to-peer systems self-organization semantic web

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianluca Moro
    • 1
  • Claudio Sartori
    • 2
  • Munindar P. Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Electronics, Computer Science and SystemsUniversity of BolognaCesena (FC)Italy
  2. 2.Dept. of Electronics, Computer Science and SystemsUniversity of BolognaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24053-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-25840-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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