Reconfiguration of Sensor Assets Through Concurrent Negotiation

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Executive Summary

The allocation of resources to tasks in an efficient manner is a key problem in computer science. One important application domain for solutions to this class of problem is the allocation of sensor resources for military monitoring, surveillance, or similar sensing tasks. In such problem domains, the problem is compounded by the fact that the number of tasks and resources change over time, the number of available resources is limited and tasks compete for resources. Thus, it is necessary for a practical allocation mechanism to have the flexibility to cope with dynamic environments, and to ensure that unfair advantages are not given to a subset of the tasks (say, because they arrived first).

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