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The number of messages sent between agents in DPOP is linear in the number of agents.
There are the same two phases in the operation of the version of DPOP that solves DCOPs, where the UTIL phase is similar to the COP variable-elimination phase and the VALUE phase is similar to the COP variable-assignment phase.
The number and size of messages and the memory requirement of each agent in this version of DPOP are the same as those in the version that solves DCSPs.