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Today, sensing resources 3 are the most valuable assets of critical tasks (e.g., border monitoring). Although, there are various types of assets available, each with different capabilities, only a subset of these assets is useful for a specific task. This is due to the varying information needs of tasks. This gives rise to assigning useful assets to tasks(More)
How do I choose whom to delegate a task to? This is an important question for an autonomous agent collaborating with others to solve a problem. Were similar proposals accepted from similar agents in similar circumstances? What arguments were most convincing? What are the costs incurred in putting certain arguments forward? Can I exploit domain knowledge to(More)
When a new agent enters to an open multiagent system, bootstrapping its trust becomes a challenge because of the lack of any direct or reputational evidence. To get around this problem, existing approaches assume the same a priori trust for all newcomers. However, assuming the same a priori trust for all agents may lead to other problems like whitewashing.(More)
The increasing number of service providers on the Web makes it challenging to select a provider for a specific service demand. Each service consumer has different expectations for a given service in different contexts, so the selection process should be consumer-oriented and context-dependent. Current approaches for service selection typically have(More)
Selecting the right parties to interact with is a fundamental problem in open and dynamic environments. The problem is amplified when the number of interacting parties is high, and the parties' reasons for selecting others vary. We examine the problem of service selection in an e-commerce setting where consumer agents cooperate to identify service providers(More)
Policies are declarations of constraints on the behaviour of components within distributed systems, and are often used to capture norms within agent-based systems. A few machine-processable representations for policies have been proposed, but they tend to be either limited in the types of policies that can be expressed or limited by the complexity of(More)
—Forming ad-hoc coalitions between military forces and humanitarian organisations is crucial in mission-critical scenarios. Very often coalition parties need to operate according to planning constraints and regulations, or policies. As a consequence, they find themselves not only in need to consider their own goals, but also to support coalition partners to(More)
Stereotypical trust modeling can be adopted by a buyer to effectively evaluate trustworthiness of a seller who has little or no past experience in e-marketplaces. The buyer forms trust stereotypes based on her past experience with other sellers. However, when the buyer has limited past experience with sellers, the formed stereotypes cannot accurately(More)