Dynamic evaluation of coordination mechanisms for autonomous agents
Bourne, R. A., Shoop, K. and Jennings, N. R. (2001) Dynamic evaluation of coordination mechanisms for autonomous agents. In, 10th Portugese Conference on AI, Porto, LNAI 2258, Portugal, , 155-168.
This paper presents a formal framework within which autonommous agents can dynamically select and apply different mechanisms to coordinate their interactions with one another. Agents use the task attributes and environmental conditions to evaluate which mechanism maximises their expected utility. Different agent types can be characterised by their willingness to cooperate and the relative value they place on short-vs long-term rewards. Our results demonstrate the viability of empowering agents in this way and show the quantitative benefits that agents accrue from being given the flexibility to control how they coordinate.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
|Date Deposited:||01 Nov 2002|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:38|
|Contributors:||Bourne, R. A. (Author)
Shoop, K. (Author)
Jennings, N. R. (Author)
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