2-LAMA Architecture vs. BitTorrent Protocol in a Peer-to-Peer Scenario

by Jordi Campos, Maite Lopez-Sanchez, Marc Esteva, Alba Novo, Javier Morales
Abstract:
In this paper, we review our Multi-Agent System (MAS) architecture (2-LAMA) proposed to assist existing MAS. This architecture consists of two levels: the conventional MAS system and an additional meta-level in charge of assistance. We illustrate our approach in a Peer-to-Peer sharing network scenario and compare it with the commonly used BitTorrent protocol. Experiments show that the cost of adding the meta-layer is lower than the obtained benefit. We conclude by claiming that our approach provides the system with the required flexibility to deal with dynamic environments.
Reference:
2-LAMA Architecture vs. BitTorrent Protocol in a Peer-to-Peer Scenario (Jordi Campos, Maite Lopez-Sanchez, Marc Esteva, Alba Novo, Javier Morales), In Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Artificial Intelligence Research and Development: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, 2009.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{campos2009torrent,
author = {Campos, Jordi and Lopez-Sanchez, Maite and Esteva, Marc and Novo, Alba and Morales, Javier},
title = {2-LAMA Architecture vs. BitTorrent Protocol in a Peer-to-Peer Scenario},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Artificial Intelligence Research and Development: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence},
year = {2009},
isbn = {978-1-60750-061-2},
pages = {197--206},
numpages = {10},
acmid = {1659417},
publisher = {IOS Press},
address = {Amsterdam, The Netherlands, The Netherlands},
keywords = {Coordination, Mas, Organisation},
abstract = {In this paper, we review our Multi-Agent System (MAS) architecture (2-LAMA) proposed to assist existing MAS. This architecture consists of two levels: the conventional MAS system and an additional meta-level in charge of assistance. We illustrate our approach in a Peer-to-Peer sharing network scenario and compare it with the commonly used BitTorrent protocol. Experiments show that the cost of adding the meta-layer is lower than the obtained benefit. We conclude by claiming that  our  approach  provides  the  system  with  the  required  flexibility  to  deal  with dynamic environments.},
url = {http://javimorales.name/download/publications/campos2009torrent.pdf}
}