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Distant group responsibility in multi-agent systems

Distant group responsibility in multi-agent systems
Distant group responsibility in multi-agent systems

In this paper, we introduce a specific form of graded group responsibility called “distant responsibility” and provides a formal analysis for this concept in multi-agent settings. This concept of responsibility is formalized in concurrent structures based on the power of agent groups in such structures. A group of agents is called responsible for a state of affairs by a number of collective decision steps if there exists a strategy for the agent group to preclude the specified state of affairs in the given number of steps. Otherwise, the group is partially responsible based on its maximum contribution to fully responsible groups. We argue that the notion of distant responsibility is applicable as a managerial decision support tool for allocation of limited resources in multi-agent organizations.

0302-9743
261-278
Springer
Yazdanpanah, Vahid
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Dastani, Mehdi
44cecb91-95c6-4821-a307-c43e9434ea4a
Baldoni, Matteo
Hirayama, Katsutoshi
Torroni, Paolo
Son, Tran Cao
Chopra, Amit K.
Yazdanpanah, Vahid
28f82058-5e51-4f56-be14-191ab5767d56
Dastani, Mehdi
44cecb91-95c6-4821-a307-c43e9434ea4a
Baldoni, Matteo
Hirayama, Katsutoshi
Torroni, Paolo
Son, Tran Cao
Chopra, Amit K.

Yazdanpanah, Vahid and Dastani, Mehdi (2016) Distant group responsibility in multi-agent systems. Baldoni, Matteo, Hirayama, Katsutoshi, Torroni, Paolo, Son, Tran Cao and Chopra, Amit K. (eds.) In PRIMA 2016: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems. vol. 9862 LNCS, Springer. pp. 261-278 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44832-9_16).

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a specific form of graded group responsibility called “distant responsibility” and provides a formal analysis for this concept in multi-agent settings. This concept of responsibility is formalized in concurrent structures based on the power of agent groups in such structures. A group of agents is called responsible for a state of affairs by a number of collective decision steps if there exists a strategy for the agent group to preclude the specified state of affairs in the given number of steps. Otherwise, the group is partially responsible based on its maximum contribution to fully responsible groups. We argue that the notion of distant responsibility is applicable as a managerial decision support tool for allocation of limited resources in multi-agent organizations.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 10 August 2016
Published date: 2016
Venue - Dates: 19th International Conference on Princiles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2016, Thailand, 2016-08-21 - 2016-08-25

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Local EPrints ID: 442275
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/442275
ISSN: 0302-9743
PURE UUID: b6141c79-5a09-4054-8a3d-6865a3fd0651
ORCID for Vahid Yazdanpanah: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4468-6193

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Date deposited: 10 Jul 2020 16:31
Last modified: 11 Jul 2020 00:48

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Author: Vahid Yazdanpanah ORCID iD
Author: Mehdi Dastani
Editor: Matteo Baldoni
Editor: Katsutoshi Hirayama
Editor: Paolo Torroni
Editor: Tran Cao Son
Editor: Amit K. Chopra

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