Trusted kernel-based coalition formation
Blankenburg, B., Dash, R.K., Ramchurn, S.D., Klusch, M. and Jennings, N. R. (2005) Trusted kernel-based coalition formation. In, Proc. 4th Int Joint Conf on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Utrecht, Netherlands, , 989-996.
We define Trusted Kernel-based Coalition Formation as a novel extension to the traditional kernel-based coalition formation process which ensures agents choose the most reliable coalition partners and are guaranteed to obtain the payment they deserve. To this end, we develop an encryption-based communication protocol and a payment scheme which ensure that agents cannot manipulate the mechanism to their own benefit. Moreover, we integrate a generic trust model in the coalition formation process that permits the selection of the most reliable agents over repeated coalition games. We empirically evaluate our mechanism when iterated and show that, in the long run, it always chooses the coalition structure that has the maximum expected value and determines the payoffs that match their level of reliability.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
|Date Deposited:||29 Apr 2005|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 13:20|
|Contributors:||Blankenburg, B. (Author)
Dash, R.K. (Author)
Ramchurn, S.D. (Author)
Klusch, M. (Author)
Jennings, N. R. (Author)
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