Jonathan Bredin, David Kotz, and Daniela Rus. Market-based Resource Control for Mobile Agents. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Autonomous Agents, pages 197-204, May 1998. ACM Press. DOI 10.1145/280765.280801.

Abstract: Mobile agents are programs that can migrate from machine to machine in a heterogeneous, partially disconnected network. As mobile agents move across a network, they consume resources. We discuss a system for controlling the activities of mobile agents that uses electronic cash, a banking system, and a set of resource managers. We describe protocols for transactions between agents. We present fixed-pricing and dynamic-pricing policies for resources. We focus on and analyze the sealed-bid second-price auction as a mechanism for dynamic pricing.

Keywords: mobile computing, mobile-agent, distributed computing

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