Date Added: Sep 2009
Market-based resource allocation is a promising model for dealing with the growing Utility Computing environments, such as Grid or Cloud Computing. Agents that represent both service clients and providers meet in a market to negotiate the terms of the sale of resources. Additive negotiation models are extended because they are simple, but they are not valid for negotiations whose terms are not independent between them. This paper proposes a simple non-additive model for performing negotiations and demonstrates its validity through simulation experiments.