Negotiation as a Metaphor for Distributed Problem Solving

@article{Davis1983NegotiationAA,
  title={Negotiation as a Metaphor for Distributed Problem Solving},
  author={Randall Davis and Reid G. Smith},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
  year={1983},
  volume={20},
  pages={63-109}
}
We describe the concept of distributed problem solving and define it as the cooperative solution of problems by a decentralized and loosely coupled collection of problem solvers. This approach to problem solving offers the promise of increased performance and provides a useful medium for exploring and developing new problem-solving techniques. We present a framework called the contract net that specifies communication and control in a distributed problem solver. Task distribution is viewed as… CONTINUE READING
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