Bastian Blankenburg

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A large variety of solutions exists for the problem of coalition formation among autonomous agents, at the theoretical level within game theory, and at the practical, algorithmic level, within multi-agent systems. However, one major underlying assumption of algorithmic solutions suggested to date is that the values of the coalitions are known and are(More)
We define <b>Trusted Kernel-based Coalition Formation</b> as a novel extension to the traditional kernel-based coalition formation process which ensures agents choose the most reliable coalition partners and are guaranteed to obtain the payment they deserve. To this end, we develop an encryption-based communication protocol and a payment scheme which ensure(More)
We propose a new low-complexity coalition forming algorithm, BSCA-F, that enables agents to negotiate bilateral Shapley value stable coalitions in uncertain environments, and demonstrate its usefulness by example. In particular, we show that utilizing the possibilistic mean value for de-fuzzifying negotiated fuzzy agent payoffs is reasonable, and fuzzy(More)
Cooperative autonomous agents form coalitions in order to share and combine resources and services to efficiently respond to market demands. With the variety of resources and services provided online today, there is a need for stable and flexible techniques to support the automation of agent coalition formation in this context. This paper describes an(More)
Emergency Health-Care based scenarios provide the motivation to develop supporting technologies for dealing with situations where people need medical assistance because of a sudden disease or emergency. The innovative combination of intelligent agent technology, semantic Web services, peer-to-peer, and mobile computing for intelligent peer-to-peer mobile(More)
A number of selected papers presented at WINSYS 2010 will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book. This selection will be done by the Conference Co-chairs and Program Co-chairs, among the papers actually presented at the conference, based on a rigorous review by the ICETE 2010 Program Committee members.