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