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Author(s): Henrique Lopes Cardoso
Ramón Hermoso
Maria Fasli
Title: Policies for role maintenance through incentives: how to keep agents on track
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Roles are usually seen as a descriptive concept that agentsadopt so showing expectation on its future interacting behaviour. Theseexpectations, so called standards, may be used to articulate contractsamong partners in environments dealing with uncertainty. However, fewwork has been done in the field of multi-agent systems addressing theevolving nature of roles, especially in open systems, in which changesin the population should bring about changes in the way expectationsare assessed. In this paper, we put forward a mechanism to search forappropriate incentives aiming to keep agents fulfilling the expectationsgenerated by the roles they play. Furthermore, we also present role evolutionpolicies that allow the system to re-arrange role players when incentivesare not effective. We present some empirical results supportingour approach.
Subject: Ciências da computação e da informação
Call Number: 66263
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10216/68648
Source: AT 2013
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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