A simple computational market for network infomation services
T. Mullen, and M. Wellman. First International Conference on Multiagent Systems, San Francisco, MIT Press, (1995)
In this paper, we describe a prototypical computational market
model for information services distributed over a network. Our
initial focus is on the economic proplem of when and where to
establish mirror sites for the more popular information services.
Competitive agents choose to set up mirrors based on going prices
for network bandwidth, computational resources, and the
information service Depending on the experimental setup, we
observed a range of qualitative behaviors.