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A multiagent framework for coordinating industrial symbiotic networks

A multiagent framework for coordinating industrial symbiotic networks
A multiagent framework for coordinating industrial symbiotic networks
We present a formal multiagent framework for coordinating a class of collaborative industrial practices called “Industrial Symbiotic Networks (ISNs)” as cooperative games. The game-theoretic formulation of ISNs enables systematic reasoning about what we call the ISN implementation problem. Specifically, the characteristics of ISNs may lead to the inapplicability of standard fair and stable benefit allocation methods. Inspired by realistic ISN scenarios and following the literature on normative multiagent systems, we consider regulations and normative socio-economic policies as coordination instruments that in combination with ISN games resolve the situation. In this multiagent system, employing Marginal Contribution Nets (MC-Nets) as rule-based cooperative game representations foster the combination of regulations and ISN games with no loss in expressiveness. We develop algorithmic methods for generating regulations that ensure the implementability of ISNs and as a policy support, present the policy requirements that guarantee the implementability of desired ISNs in a balanced-budget way.
Multiagent Systems, Collaborative Multiagent Systems, Agent-Oriented Coordination, Normative coordination, Agents for Circular Economy, Circular Economy, Industrial Symbiosis, Marginal Contribution Nets, Industrial Applications of Multiagent Systems
Yazdanpanah, Vahid
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Yazan, Devrim Murat
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Zijm, W. Henk M.
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Yazdanpanah, Vahid
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Yazan, Devrim Murat
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Zijm, W. Henk M.
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Yazdanpanah, Vahid, Yazan, Devrim Murat and Zijm, W. Henk M. (2020) A multiagent framework for coordinating industrial symbiotic networks. 21st Workshop "From Objects to Agents" (WOA 2020), online virtual conference. 14 - 16 Sep 2020. 8 pp .

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We present a formal multiagent framework for coordinating a class of collaborative industrial practices called “Industrial Symbiotic Networks (ISNs)” as cooperative games. The game-theoretic formulation of ISNs enables systematic reasoning about what we call the ISN implementation problem. Specifically, the characteristics of ISNs may lead to the inapplicability of standard fair and stable benefit allocation methods. Inspired by realistic ISN scenarios and following the literature on normative multiagent systems, we consider regulations and normative socio-economic policies as coordination instruments that in combination with ISN games resolve the situation. In this multiagent system, employing Marginal Contribution Nets (MC-Nets) as rule-based cooperative game representations foster the combination of regulations and ISN games with no loss in expressiveness. We develop algorithmic methods for generating regulations that ensure the implementability of ISNs and as a policy support, present the policy requirements that guarantee the implementability of desired ISNs in a balanced-budget way.

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Published date: 14 September 2020
Venue - Dates: 21st Workshop "From Objects to Agents" (WOA 2020), online virtual conference, 2020-09-14 - 2020-09-16
Keywords: Multiagent Systems, Collaborative Multiagent Systems, Agent-Oriented Coordination, Normative coordination, Agents for Circular Economy, Circular Economy, Industrial Symbiosis, Marginal Contribution Nets, Industrial Applications of Multiagent Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 444054
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/444054
PURE UUID: 6e90435f-fdeb-477e-b5cb-47f48542c2da
ORCID for Vahid Yazdanpanah: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4468-6193

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Date deposited: 23 Sep 2020 16:50
Last modified: 24 Sep 2020 01:54

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Author: Vahid Yazdanpanah ORCID iD
Author: Devrim Murat Yazan
Author: W. Henk M. Zijm

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