Universality in multi-agent systems

@article{Parunak2004UniversalityIM,
  title={Universality in multi-agent systems},
  author={H. Van Dyke Parunak and Sven A. Brueckner and Robert Savit},
  journal={Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2004. AAMAS 2004.},
  year={2004},
  pages={930-937}
}
Much research in MAS explores how refinements to one agentýs reasoning can improve system performance. Sometimes, aspects of a systemýs behavior are independent of individual agentsý algorithms. Inspired by statistical physics, we term this phenomenon "universality": systems whose elements differ widely may have common emergent features. We develop a notion of universality in MAS based on the conceptýs use in its original (physics) setting. We give examples of the phenomenon, and discuss its… CONTINUE READING
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