Professor Martin Purvis, Department of Information Science

Title: "Multi-Agent Interaction Technology for Peer-to-Peer Computing"

Open trading environments offer the potential of involving peer-to-peer (P2P) computing with well-defined interaction protocols that are used by the traders and sometimes updated dynamically. In these situations new traders can arrive at any time and acquire the protocols that are currently in use. In this talk we describe our work in this area that combines the use of multi-agent system technology with standard P2P infrastructural support.