Evolving preferences among emergent groups of agents

Marrow, Paul and Hoile, Cefn and Wang, Fang and Bonsma, Erwin (2003) Evolving preferences among emergent groups of agents. In: Adaptive agents and multi-agent systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 159-173. ISBN 978-3-540-40068-4

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Abstract

Software agents can prove useful in representing the interests of human users of agent systems. When users have diverse interests, the question arises as to how agents representing their interests can be grouped so as to facilitate interaction between users with compatible interests. This paper describes experiments in the DIET (Decentralised Information Ecosystem Technologies) agent platform that use evolutionary computation to evolve preferences of agents in choosing environments so as to interact with other agents representing users with similar interests. These experiments suggest a useful way for agents to acquire preferences for formation of groups for information interaction between users, and may also indicate means for supporting load balancing in distributed systems.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 65165
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2013 15:26
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 03:22
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/65165

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