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Foundational Aspects of Global Computing Systems

Objective

New global computing and communication environments are emerging that integrate:
(a) autonomous, interacting, selfish entities,
(b) highly dynamic multi-agent environments and
(c) ad-hoc mobile networks.
For the efficient and robust implementation of global computing scenarios in such systems, we aim to provide a unifying foundational framework and a coherent set of design rules, focusing on the issues of:
(i) co-operation and antagonism of autonomous entities;
(ii) stability and fault-tolerance in multi-agent environments and
(iii) communication and motion in ad-hoc mobile networks.
New global computing and communication environments are emerging that integrate:
(a) autonomous, interacting, selfish entities,
(b) highly dynamic multi-agent environments and
(c) ad-hoc mobile networks.
For the efficient and robust implementation of global computing scenarios in such systems, we aim to provide a unifying foundational framework and a coherent set of design rules, focusing on the issues of:
(i) co-operation and antagonism of autonomous entities;
(ii) stability and fault-tolerance in multi-agent environments and
(iii) communication and motion in ad-hoc mobile networks.


OBJECTIVES
The project aims to provide a unifying scientific framework and a coherent set of design rules for global systems resulting from the integration of autonomous interacting entities, dynamic multi-agent environments and ad-hoc mobile networks. The focus will be on the issues of co-operation and antagonism, stability and fault-tolerance, as well as communication and motion in such global systems.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
To provide at a foundational algorithmic level a unifying framework and a coherent set of design rules for the robust and efficient implementation of complex and dynamic global systems, the following critical issues will be addressed:
- cooperation and antagonism among autonomous entities behaving in a selfish way with their own self-interests;
-stability and fault-tolerance in highly dynamic multi-agent environments;
-motion, communication and access to advanced services in ad-hoc mobile networks.
The project builds on complementary expertise and existing co-operation covering many aspects of theoretical computer science, including distributed and parallel computing, networking and communications, online decision-making under uncertainty, approximation algorithms and complexity theory, probabilistic techniques and combinatorial mathematics. Furthermore, the new issues arising in the study of such systems necessitate combining these techniques appropriately with methods from other scientific disciplines, such as game theory and economics, physics and statistics.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

RESEARCH ACADEMIC COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Address
61, Riga Feraiou Street
26221 Patras
Greece

Participants (4)

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
30 Panepistimiou Str.
10679 Athens
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia