Optimal temporal decoupling in multiagent systems

@inproceedings{Planken2010OptimalTD,
  title={Optimal temporal decoupling in multiagent systems},
  author={L{\'e}on Planken and Mathijs de Weerdt and Cees Witteveen},
  booktitle={AAMAS},
  year={2010}
}
When agents need to interact in order to solve some (possibly common) problem, resolving potential conflicts beforehand is often preferred to coordination during execution. Agents may lose some flexibility, but their course of action will be more predictable and often also more efficient, obtaining a socially optimal outcome instead of a local optimum. One way to resolve conflicts beforehand is to give extra constraints to each of the agents such that when they all meet these constraints, the… CONTINUE READING
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