Local Norm Phenomena in Multi-Agent Systems under Community Networks (Extended Abstract)
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AbstractThis paper investigates how local norm emergence, other than conventional global norm emergence, helps to achieve coordination among agents in multi-agent systems. That is, when agents are partitioned into communities, different communities of agents establish different social norms. We provide a definition of local norms and propose two metrics, namely, conformity to local norms and diversity in agents' actions, to characterize the strength and diversity of local norms. The experimental results show that local norm emergence is more commonly found than global norm emergence under networks with significant community structure. In addition, it is also shown that community sizes and link density significantly affect how fast local norms emerge.
All Author(s) ListShuyue Hu , Ho-fung Leung
Name of ConferenceThe 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems
Start Date of Conference08/05/2017
End Date of Conference12/05/2017
Place of ConferenceSão Paulo
Country/Region of ConferenceBrazil
Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 16th Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems
Year2017
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Pages1570 - 1572
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsLocal Norm, Convention, Emergence, Community Networks

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