A preference processing model for cooperative agents

@article{Deen2006APP,
  title={A preference processing model for cooperative agents},
  author={S. Misbah Deen and Rashid Jayousi},
  journal={Journal of Intelligent Information Systems},
  year={2006},
  volume={26},
  pages={115-147}
}
When multiple valid solutions are available to a problem, preferences can be used to indicate a choice. In a distributed system, such a preference-based solution can be produced autonomous agents cooperating together, but the attempt will lead to contention if the same resource is given preference by several user-agents. To resolve such contentions, this paper proposes a market-based payment scheme for selling and buying preferences by the contenders, in which the best solution is defined as… CONTINUE READING