The functional characteristics of market-based solutions are typically best observed through the medium of simulation, data-gathering and subsequent visualization. We previously developed a simulation of multiple distributed auctions to handle resource allocation (in fact, bundles of unspecified goods) and in this paper we want to deploy an equivalent system as a distributed application. There are two notable problems with the simulation-first, application-second approach. First, the simulation cannot reasonably take account of network effects. Second, how can one recreate in a distributed application the characteristics demonstrated by the mechanism in the simulation. We describe: (i) the refactorings employed in the process of transforming a uni-processor lock-step simulation into a multi-processor asynchronous system, (ii) some preliminary performance indicators, and (iii) some reflections on our experience which may be useful in building MAS in general.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 20th Belgian-Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2008|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||20th Belgian-Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2008 - Enshede, Netherlands|
Duration: 30 Oct 2008 → 31 Oct 2008
|Conference||20th Belgian-Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2008|
|Period||30/10/08 → 31/10/08|