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A swarm based approximated algorithm to the extended generalized assignment problem (E-GAP)

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A swarm based approximated algorithm to the extended generalized assignment problem (E-GAP)
This paper addresses distributed task allocation in complex scenarios modeled using the distributed constraint optimization problem (DCOP) formalism. We propose and evaluate a novel algorithm for distributed task allocation based on theoretical models of division of labor in social insect colonies, called Swarm-GAP. Swarm-GAP was experimented in an abstract centralized simulation environment and in the RoboCup Rescue Simulator. We show that Swarm-GAP achieves similar results to other recent proposed algorithm with a dramatic reduction in communication and computation. Thus, our approach is highly scalable regarding both the number of agents and tasks. Categories and Subject Descriptors D.2.8 [Artificial Intelligence]: Distributed Artificial Intelligence--Multiagent systems General Terms Algorithms, Experimentation Keywords Emergent Behavior, Task and Resource Allocation, Distributed Constraint Processing
Paulo Roberto Ferreira Jr., Felipe S. Boffo, Ana L
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ATAL
Authors Paulo Roberto Ferreira Jr., Felipe S. Boffo, Ana L. C. Bazzan
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