Force Versus Majority: A Comparison in Convention Emergence Efficiency

@inproceedings{Urbano2008ForceVM,
  title={Force Versus Majority: A Comparison in Convention Emergence Efficiency},
  author={Paulo Urbano and Jo{\~a}o Balsa and Luis Antunes and Lu{\'i}s Moniz},
  booktitle={COIN@AAMAS&AAAI},
  year={2008}
}
In open societies such as multi-agent systems, it is important that coordination among the several actors is achieved efficiently. One economical way of capturing that aspiration is consensus: social conventions and lexicons are good examples of coordinating systems, where uniformity promotes shared expectations of behavior and shared meanings. We are particularly interested in consensus that is achieved without any central control or ruling, through decentralized mechanisms that prove to be… CONTINUE READING

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