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JSW 2013 Vol.8(10): 2607-2611 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.10.2607-2611

An Interactive Approach for Multi-Attribute Resource Allocation in Grids

Lili Ding1, 2, Wanglin Kang1, Xinmin Liu1
1College of Economics and Management, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China
2College of Physical and Environmental Oceanography, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

Abstract—Auction-based models and protocols introduce money and pricing as the technique for coordination between users and producers of resources in grids. In this paper, we propose a multi-attribute reverse auction protocol to allocate grid resource. In order to enhance the information efficiency we develop a novel interactive approach supporting both user agents and producer agents. In this approach, an iterative algorithm used to estimate the resource user’s preference utility function can facilitate producer agents to update their bids with incomplete information. Numerical simulating experiments show that our approach can satisfy the resource user’s quality demand on multiple attributes, and achieve high efficiency in user utility. The results also provide an idea to analyze the twoside private information problem in gird resource allocation.

Index Terms—Grid resource, reverse auction, iterative algorithm, multi-attribute.

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Cite: Lili Ding, Wanglin Kang, Xinmin Liu, "An Interactive Approach for Multi-Attribute Resource Allocation in Grids," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 2607-2611, 2013.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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