Congregation Formation in Multiagent Systems

@article{Brooks2003CongregationFI,
  title={Congregation Formation in Multiagent Systems},
  author={Christopher H. Brooks and Edmund H. Durfee},
  journal={Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={145-170}
}
We present congregating both as a metaphor for describing and modeling multiagent systems (MAS) and as a means for reducing coordination costs in large-scale MAS. When agents must search for other agents to interact with, congregations provide a way for agents to bias this search towards groups of agents that have tended to produce successful interactions in the past. This causes each agent's search problem to scale with the size of a congregation rather than the size of the population as a… CONTINUE READING

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