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An Infection-Based Mechanism for Self-Adaptation in Multi-agent Complex Networks

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An Infection-Based Mechanism for Self-Adaptation in Multi-agent Complex Networks
Distributed mechanisms that regulate the behavior of autonomous agents in open multi-agent systems (MAS) are of high interest since we cannot employ centralized approaches relying on global knowledge. In actual-world societies, the balance between personal and social interests is self-regulated through social conventions that emerge in a decentralized manner. As such, a computational mechanism that allows to engineer the emergence of social conventions in MAS can become a highly promising tool to endow open MAS with self-regulating capabilities. To this end we propose a computational self-adapting mechanism that facilitates agents to distributively evolve their social behavior to reach the best social conventions. Our approach borrows from the social contagion phenomenon: social conventions are akin to infectious diseases that spread themselves through members of the society. Furthermore, we experimentally show that our mechanism helps a MAS to regulate itself by searching and establi...
Norman Salazar, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where SASO
Authors Norman Salazar, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar, Josep Lluís Arcos
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