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A composite self-organisation mechanism in an agent network


Ye, D and Zhang, M and Bai, Q, A composite self-organisation mechanism in an agent network, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE 2011). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 6997, 13-14 October 2011, Sydney, Australia, pp. 249-256. ISBN 978-3-642-24433-9 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24434-6_19


Self-organisation provides a suitable paradigm for developing autonomic web-based applications, e.g., e-commerce. Towards this end, in this paper, a composite self-organisation mechanism in an agent network is proposed. Based on self-organisation principles, this mechanism enables agents to dynamically adapt relations with other agents, i.e., change the underlying network structure, to achieve efficient task allocation. The proposed mechanism integrates a trust model to assist agents in reasoning with whom to adapt relations and employs a multi-agent Q-learning algorithm for agents to learn how to adapt relations. Moreover, in this mechanism, it is considered that the agents are connected by weighted relations, instead of crisp relations.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:trust model, task allocation, candidate selection, agent network, intermediate agent
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Intelligent robotics
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Bai, Q (Dr Quan Bai)
ID Code:140693
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2020-09-01
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