The Effects of Fixed-Strategy Agents on Local Convention Emergence in Multi-agent Systems
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AbstractAchieving coordination in multi-agent systems has previously been found to be possible by utilizing local conventions as opposed to relying on the emergence of global conventions. On another note, fixed-strategy agents have been researched to manipulate the behaviour of networks with global conventions, but not local conventions. This paper studies how fixed-strategy agents impact local convention emergence and if they could be useful for both compact and loose community structures. It is shown that while the existence of a larger number of fixed-strategy agents generally makes local conventions emerge faster, only a few fixed-strategy agents are needed to convince communities to use their fixed action. Finally, fixed-strategy agents are helpful for compact community networks but not for loose community networks.
Acceptance Date12/07/2018
All Author(s) ListTim Borglund, Shuyue Hu, Ho-Fung Leung
Name of Conference10th IFIP TC 12 International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing (IIP)
Start Date of Conference19/10/2018
End Date of Conference22/10/2018
Place of ConferenceNanning
Country/Region of ConferenceChina
Proceedings TitleINTELLIGENT INFORMATION PROCESSING IX
Year2018
PublisherSpringer
Pages99 - 108
ISBN978-303000827-7
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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