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ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), Volume 9 Issue 3, October 2014

Utility-Based Mechanism for Structural Self-Organization in Service-Oriented MAS
Elena Del Val, Miguel Rebollo, Mateo Vasirani, Alberto Fernández
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/2651423

Structural relations established among agents influence the performance of decentralized service discovery process in multiagent systems. Moreover, distributed systems should be able to adapt their structural relations to changes in environmental...

Multi-Cloud Provisioning and Load Distribution for Three-Tier Applications
Nikolay Grozev, Rajkumar Buyya
Article No.: 13
DOI: 10.1145/2662112

Cloud data centers are becoming the preferred deployment environment for a wide range of business applications because they provide many benefits compared to private in-house infrastructure. However, the traditional approach of using a single...

Distributive Justice for Self-Organised Common-Pool Resource Management
Jeremy Pitt, Dídac Busquets, Sam Macbeth
Article No.: 14
DOI: 10.1145/2629567

In this article, we complement Elinor Ostrom’s institutional design principles for enduring common-pool resource management with Nicholas Rescher’s theory of distributive justice based on the canon of legitimate claims. Two of...

The Complexity of Adding Multitolerance
Jingshu Chen, Ali Ebnenasir, Sandeep Kulkarni
Article No.: 15
DOI: 10.1145/2629664

We focus on the problem of adding multitolerance to an existing fault-intolerant program. A multitolerant program tolerates multiple classes of faults and provides a potentially different level of fault tolerance to each of them. We consider three...

An Intelligent Agent for Bilateral Negotiation with Unknown Opponents in Continuous-Time Domains
Siqi Chen, Gerhard Weiss
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/2629577

Automated negotiation among self-interested autonomous agents has gained tremendous attention due to the diversity of its broad range of potential real-world applications. This article deals with a prominent type of such negotiations, namely,...