Title2­LAMA Architecture vs. BitTorrent Protocol in a Peer­ to ­Peer Scenario
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsCampos J, López-Sánchez M, Esteva M, Novo A, Morales J
Conference Name12th International Conference of the ACIA. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS Press
Conference LocationCardona, Catalonia, Spain
Date Published21/10/2009
ISBN Number978-1-60750-061-2
Keywordsmultiagent systems

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.