A decision-theoretic approach to file consistency in constrained peer-to-peer device networks

David L. Roberts, Sooraj Bhat, Charles L. Isbell, Brian F. Cooper, Jeffrey S. Pierce
2006 Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '06  
As users interact with an increasing array of personal computing devices, maintaining data consistency across those devices becomes more difficult. Typical solutions assume access to centralized servers, continual connectivity, or unbounded storage and CPU capacity. In practice, users' devices vary widely in capabilities, use intermittent or sparsely-connected networks and incur (asymmetric) transfer costs. We present a multi-agent system built upon a decisiontheoretic approach to constructing
more » ... nd executing multiple plans to achieve consistency in a peer-to-peer, partially observable, nondeterministic environment. We analyze the performance in comparison to a standard epidemic replication algorithm.
doi:10.1145/1160633.1160693 dblp:conf/atal/RobertsBICP06 fatcat:sjyiwqa6xfahhhy2ohzfkvsf6y