Searching for Optimal Coalition Structures

  title={Searching for Optimal Coalition Structures},
  author={Sandip Sen and Partha Sarathi Dutta},
Coalition formation has been a very active area of research in multiagent systems. Most of this research has concentrated on decentralized procedures that allow selfinterested agents to negotiate the formation of coalitions and division of coalition payoffs. A different line of resea rch has addressed the problem of finding the optimal division of agents into coalitions such that the sum total of the the payoffs to all the coalitions is maximized [4, 8]. This is the optimal coalition structure… CONTINUE READING
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