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Addressing the Brittleness of Agent Interaction

Hassan, M.F. and Robertson, D. (2008) Addressing the Brittleness of Agent Interaction. In: Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume . Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 214-221. ISBN 978-3-540-89673-9

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Abstract

The field of multi-agent systems shifts attention from one particular agent to a society of agents; hence the interactions between agents in the society become critical towards the achievement of their goals. We assume that the interactions are managed via a protocol which enables agents to coordinate their actions in order to handle the dependencies that exist between their activities. However, the agents’ failures to comply with the constraints imposed by the protocol may cause the agents to have brittle interactions. To address this problem, a constraint relaxation approach derived from the Distributed Partial Constraint Satisfaction Problem (CSP) is proposed. This paper describes the computational aspects of the approach (i.e. specification of a distance metric, searching for a solvable problem and specification of a global distance function).

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Computer Information Sciences
ID Code:1784
Deposited By: Dr Mohd Fadzil Hassan
Deposited On:09 May 2010 17:20
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:26

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