STRATEGIES FOR COOPERATION EMERGENCE IN DISTRIBUTED SERVICE DISCOVERY

@article{Noguera2013STRATEGIESFC,
  title={STRATEGIES FOR COOPERATION EMERGENCE IN DISTRIBUTED SERVICE DISCOVERY},
  author={Elena del Val Noguera and Miguel Rebollo and Vicent J. Botti},
  journal={Cybernetics and Systems},
  year={2013},
  volume={45},
  pages={222 - 240}
}
In distributed environments where entities only have a partial view of the system, cooperation is a key issue. In the case of decentralized service discovery in open agent societies, agents only know about the services they provide and who their direct neighbors are. Therefore, they need the cooperation of their neighbors in order to locate the required services. However, cooperation is not always present in open systems. Noncooperative agents pursuing their own goals could refuse to forward… 

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