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A Direct Reputation Model for VO Formation

A Direct Reputation Model for VO Formation
A Direct Reputation Model for VO Formation
We show that reputation is a basic ingredient in the Virtual Organisation (VO) formation process. Agents can use their experiences gained in direct past interactions to model other’s reputation and deciding on either join a VO or determining who is the most suitable set of partners. Reputation values are computed using a reinforcement learning algorithm, so agents can learn and adapt their reputation models of their partners according to their recent behaviour. Our approach is especially powerful if the agent participates in a VO in which the members can change their behaviour to exploit their partners. The reputation model presented in this paper deals with the questions of deception and fraud that have been ignored in current models of VO formation.
460-469
Avila-Rosas, A
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Luck, M
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Pechoucek, M
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Petta, P
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Varga, L
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Avila-Rosas, A
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Luck, M
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Pechoucek, M
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Petta, P
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Varga, L
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Avila-Rosas, A and Luck, M (2005) A Direct Reputation Model for VO Formation. Pechoucek, M, Petta, P and Varga, L (eds.) Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV. pp. 460-469 .

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Abstract

We show that reputation is a basic ingredient in the Virtual Organisation (VO) formation process. Agents can use their experiences gained in direct past interactions to model other’s reputation and deciding on either join a VO or determining who is the most suitable set of partners. Reputation values are computed using a reinforcement learning algorithm, so agents can learn and adapt their reputation models of their partners according to their recent behaviour. Our approach is especially powerful if the agent participates in a VO in which the members can change their behaviour to exploit their partners. The reputation model presented in this paper deals with the questions of deception and fraud that have been ignored in current models of VO formation.

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Published date: 2005
Venue - Dates: Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV, 2005-01-01
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 261785
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261785
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Date deposited: 10 Feb 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:59

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