IST FLAGS(Foundational Aspects of Global Computing Systems)PERSON IN CHARGE: Koutsoupias Elias
FUNDED BY: European Union
START DATE: 01/01/2002
END DATE: 31/12/2004
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.