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Believing Others: Pros and Cons
Found in: Multi-Agent Systems, International Conference on
By Sandip Sen, Anish Biswas, Sandip Debnath
Issue Date:July 2000
pp. 0279
In open environments, there is no central control over agent behaviors. On the contrary, agents in such systems can be assumed to be primarily driven by self-interests. Under the assumption that agents remain in the system for significant periods, or that ...
 
LawBot: A Multiagent Assistant for Legal Research
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Sandip Debnath, Sandip Sen, Brent Blackstock
Issue Date:November 2000
pp. 32-37
<p>LawBot is a system of Internet-based agents that help to collect and organize the statutes and case histories relevant to a legal search. The system includes an ontology that maps colloquial terms to corresponding legal terminology, thus simplifyi...
 
Searching for Collaborators in Agent Networks
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, International Conference on
By John Porter, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:November 2007
pp. 508-511
Research on social networks have received increasing attention in multiagent systems due to the popularity of peer-to-peer networks, social networking sites, electronic supply chains, etc. The commonunderlying research issue in these domains is the search ...
 
Emergence of Norms with Biased Interactions in Heterogeneous Agent Societies
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, International Conference on
By Partha Mukherjee, Sandip Sen, Stéphane Airiau
Issue Date:November 2007
pp. 512-515
Effective norms, emerging from sustained individual interactions over time, can complement societal rules and significantly enhance performance of individual agents and agent societies. We have recently used a model that supports the emergence of social no...
 
Aggressive Pricing to Exploit Market Niches in Supply Chains
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Sabyasachi Saha, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:January 2005
pp. 36-41
Supply chains form an integral cornerstone of the daily operations of today's business enterprises. The effectiveness of the processes underlying the supply chain determines the steady flow of raw materials and finished products between marketplace entitie...
 
A Bayes Net Approach to Argumentation
Found in: Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, International Joint Conference on
By Sabyasachi Saha, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 1436-1437
Argumentation-based negotiation approaches have been proposed to capture realistic negotiation contexts where all issues being negotiated are not fixed a priori and the negotiator?s beliefs may be influenced during the negotiation process. We have proposed...
   
Adapting Agent Expertise Based on Future Expectations
Found in: Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, International Joint Conference on
By Dipyaman Banerjee, Sabyasachi Saha, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 1400-1401
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Strategic Bidding for Multiple Units in Simultaneous and Sequential Auctions
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Stéphane Airiau, Sandip Sen, Grégoire Richard
Issue Date:January 2003
pp. 28a
A buyer may be interested in buying a bundle of items, where any one item in the bundle may not be of particular interest. The emergence of online auctions allows such users to obtain bundles by bidding on different simultaneous or sequentially run auction...
   
More than Envy-Free
Found in: Multi-Agent Systems, International Conference on
By Sandip Sen, Anish Biswas
Issue Date:July 2000
pp. 0433
Researchers have developed procedures for dividing goods between self-interested agents such that the allocation is envy-free [2]. An allocation is envy-free when every agent believes that its share is not less than anyone else's share. These procedures ar...
 
Searching for Optimal Coalition Structures
Found in: Multi-Agent Systems, International Conference on
By Sandip Sen, Partha Sarathi Dutta
Issue Date:July 2000
pp. 0287
Coalition formation has been a very active area of research in multiagent systems. Most of this research has concentrated on decentralized procedures that allow self-interested agents to negotiate the formation of coalitions and division of coalition payof...
 
Evaluating Concurrent Reinforcement Learners
Found in: Multi-Agent Systems, International Conference on
By Manisha Mundhe, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2000
pp. 0421
Assumptions underlying the convergence proofs of reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms like Q-learning are violated when multiple interacting agents adapt their strategies on-line because of learning. Empirical investigations in several domains, however, ...
 
Agent Societies without Dilemmas: An Evolutionary Approach
Found in: Multi-Agent Systems, International Conference on
By Manisha Mundhe, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2000
pp. 0431
The social science literature abounds in problems of providing and maintaining a public good in a society composed of self-interested individuals [4]. Public goods are social benefits that can be accessed by individuals irrespective of their personal contr...
 
Topology and Memory Effect on Convention Emergence
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
By Daniel Villatoro, Sandip Sen, Jordi Sabater-Mir
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 233-240
Social conventions are useful self-sustaining protocols for groups to coordinate behavior without a centralized entity enforcing coordination. We perform an in-depth study of different network structures, to compare and evaluate the effects of different ne...
 
Developing an Automated Distributed Meeting Scheduler
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 1997
pp. 41-45
<p>Computer networks provide an infrastructure for improving group performance. Tools such as e-mail and shared-file systems help people access and manipulate information. However, they can also impair human performance through overuse or abuse. Intr...
 
A shopper's assistant
Found in: Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Autonomous agents (AGENTS '01)
By Partha Sarathi Dutta, Sandip Debnath, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:May 2001
pp. 59-60
Our approach for automating the negotiation of business contracts proceeds in three broad steps. First, determine the structure of the negotiation process byapplying general knowledge about auctions and domain-specific knowledge about the contract subject ...
     
Robust convention emergence in social networks through self-reinforcing structures dissolution
Found in: ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS)
By Daniel Villatoro, Jordi Sabater-Mir, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 1-21
Convention emergence solves the problem of choosing, in a decentralized way and among all equally beneficial conventions, the same convention for the entire population in the system for their own benefit. Our previous work has shown that reaching 100&percn...
     
Effect of deceptive referrals on system stability
Found in: Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '06)
By Ikpeme Erete, Sandip Sen, Teddy Candale
Issue Date:May 2006
pp. 1266-1268
We study the problem of agents attempting to find quality service providers in a distributed environment. While referrals from other agents can be used to locate high-quality providers, referrers may be malicious and provide incorrect referrals to reduce t...
     
Monopolizing markets by exploiting trust
Found in: Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '06)
By Dipyaman Banerjee, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:May 2006
pp. 1249-1256
We investigate trust-based relationships in electronic supply chains where trust is a measure of consistency in meeting negotiated contract deadlines. We consider scenarios where contractors assign contracts to contractees who are significantly more succes...
     
Evaluating bidding strategies for simultaneous auctions
Found in: Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '06)
By Sandip Sen, Teddy Candale
Issue Date:May 2006
pp. 1211-1213
Bidding for multiple items or bundles on online auctions raises challenging problems. We assume that an agent has a valuation function that returns its valuation for an arbitrary bundle. In the real world all or most of the items of interest to an agent is...
     
Teaching new teammates
Found in: Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '06)
By Doran Chakraborty, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:May 2006
pp. 691-693
Knowledge transfer between expert and novice agents is a challenging problem given that the knowledge representation and learning algorithms used by the novice learner can be fundamentally different from and inaccessible to the expert trainer. We are parti...
     
Negotiating efficient outcomes over multiple issues
Found in: Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '06)
By Sabyasachi Saha, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:May 2006
pp. 423-425
It is difficult to reach optimal outcomes in bilateral negotiations with multiple issues when the agents' preferences and priorities of the issues are not common knowledge. Self-interested agents often end up negotiating inefficient agreements in such situ...
     
Trust-based contracting in supply chains
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '05)
By Dipyaman Banerjee, Sabyasachi Saha, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 1251-1252
Engineering robust, vibrant supply chains that allow flexibility, modularity, and scalability present open, important, and unsolved research challenges. As a result, supply chain management where rational agents represent interests of individual entities a...
     
Predicting agent strategy mix of evolving populations
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '05)
By Sabyasachi Saha, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 1075-1082
We study agent societies where self-interested agents interact repeatedly over extended time periods. In particular, we are interested in environments where agents can form mutually beneficial relationships by exchanging help but an agent would rather rece...
     
Reciprocal resource sharing in P2P environments
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '05)
By Dipyaman Banerjee, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Sabyasachi Saha, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 853-859
Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems enable users to share resources in a networked environment without worrying about issues such as scalability and load balancing. Unlike exchange of goods in a traditional market, resource exchange in P2P networks does not involve...
     
Modeling opponent decision in repeated one-shot negotiations
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '05)
By Anish Biswas, Sabyasachi Saha, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 397-403
In many negotiation and bargaining scenarios, a particular agent may need to interact repeatedly with another agent. Typically, these interactions take place under incomplete information, i.e., an agent does not know exactly which offers may be acceptable ...
     
Effect of referrals on convergence to satisficing distributions
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '05)
By Sandip Sen, Teddy Candale
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 347-354
We investigate a framework where agents locate high-quality service providers by using referrals from peer agents. The performance of providers is measured by the satisfaction obtained by agents from using their services. Provider performance depends upon ...
     
Theory of moves learners: towards non-myopic equilibria
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '05)
By Arjita Ghosh, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 74-80
In contrast to classical game theoretic analysis of simultaneous and sequential play in bimatrix games, Steven Brams has proposed an alternative framework called the Theory of Moves (TOM) where players can choose their initial actions and then, in alternat...
     
The evolution and stability of cooperative traits
Found in: Proceedings of the first international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems: part 3 (AAMAS '02)
By Partha Sarathi Dutta, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 1114-1120
Recent works in multi-agent systems have identified agent behaviors that can develop and sustain mutually beneficial cooperative relationships with like-minded agents and can resist exploitation from selfish agents. Researchers have proposed the use of a p...
     
Optimal sequencing of individually rational contracts
Found in: Proceedings of the first international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems: part 2 (AAMAS '02)
By Partha Sarathi Dutta, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 607-612
Multiagent researchers have worked on the problem of determining optimal contracts between self-interested agents. In particular, Sandholm et al. [1,8] have both theoretically and experimentally studied the necessity and usefulness of different contract ty...
     
Emergence of stable coalitions via task exchanges
Found in: Proceedings of the first international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems: part 1 (AAMAS '02)
By Partha Sarathi Dutta, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 312-313
We study long-term coalitions of customer and vendor software agents based on trust relationships among the agents. We propose a coalition formation mechanism designed at microscopic (agent) level and analyzed at both microscopic and macroscopic (system) l...
     
Robustness of reputation-based trust: boolean case
Found in: Proceedings of the first international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems: part 1 (AAMAS '02)
By Neelima Sajja, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 288-293
We consider the problem of user agents selecting processor agents to processor tasks. We assume that processor agents are drawn from two populations: high and low-performing processors with different averages but similar variance in performance. For select...
     
MOVIES2GO: an online voting based movie recommender system
Found in: Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Autonomous agents (AGENTS '01)
By Gerdur Jonsdottir, Partha Sarathi, Rajatish Mukherjee, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:May 2001
pp. 114-115
In this paper, we propose a facilitator that finds capable and trustworthy partners on behalf of client users, which helps users form and maintain e-partnerships for electronic commerce and electronic collaboration. Unlike existing capability- based facili...
     
Identifying partners and sustenance of stable, effective coalitions
Found in: Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Autonomous agents (AGENTS '01)
By Partha Sarathi Dutta, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:May 2001
pp. 23-24
Autonomous robots, such as robot office couriers, need navigation routines that support flexible task execution and effective action planning. This paper describes \xfl, a system that learns structured symbolic navigation plans. Given a navigation task, \x...
     
Selecting partners
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Autonomous agents (AGENTS '00)
By Bikramjit Banerjee, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:June 2000
pp. 261-262
When creating virtual reality environments a large amount of the interaction needs to be programmed. The problem with this is that non-computer expert users lack the programming skills necessary to create useful applications. Specifying interactions remain...
     
A buyer's agent
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Autonomous agents (AGENTS '00)
By Karina Hernandez, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:June 2000
pp. 156-162
When creating virtual reality environments a large amount of the interaction needs to be programmed. The problem with this is that non-computer expert users lack the programming skills necessary to create useful applications. Specifying interactions remain...
     
Voting for movies: the anatomy of a recommender system
Found in: Proceedings of the third annual conference on Autonomous Agents (AGENTS '99)
By Karina Hernandez, Manisha Mundhe, Sandip Sen, Sumit Ghosh
Issue Date:April 1999
pp. 434-435
When creating virtual reality environments a large amount of the interaction needs to be programmed. The problem with this is that non-computer expert users lack the programming skills necessary to create useful applications. Specifying interactions remain...
     
Learning to model behaviors from Boolean responses
Found in: Proceedings of the third annual conference on Autonomous Agents (AGENTS '99)
By Anish Biswas, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:April 1999
pp. 396-397
When creating virtual reality environments a large amount of the interaction needs to be programmed. The problem with this is that non-computer expert users lack the programming skills necessary to create useful applications. Specifying interactions remain...
     
Influence of perspectives on help-giving behaviors
Found in: Proceedings of the third annual conference on Autonomous Agents (AGENTS '99)
By Anish Biswas, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:April 1999
pp. 352-353
When creating virtual reality environments a large amount of the interaction needs to be programmed. The problem with this is that non-computer expert users lack the programming skills necessary to create useful applications. Specifying interactions remain...
     
Effects of misconception on reciprocative agents
Found in: Proceedings of the second international conference on Autonomous agents (AGENTS '98)
By Anish Biswas, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:May 1998
pp. 430-435
When creating virtual reality environments a large amount of the interaction needs to be programmed. The problem with this is that non-computer expert users lack the programming skills necessary to create useful applications. Specifying interactions remain...
     
An automated meeting scheduling system that utilizes user preferences
Found in: Proceedings of the first international conference on Autonomous agents (AGENTS '97)
By Neeraj Arora, Rajani Nadella, Sandip Sen, Thomas Haynes
Issue Date:February 1997
pp. 308-315
When creating virtual reality environments a large amount of the interaction needs to be programmed. The problem with this is that non-computer expert users lack the programming skills necessary to create useful applications. Specifying interactions remain...
     
File placement over a network using simulated annealing326741
Found in: Proceedings of the 1994 ACM symposium on Applied computing (SAC '94)
By Sandip Sen
Issue Date:March 1994
pp. 251-255
This paper describes the effects of program restructuring in a dataflow environment. Previous studies showed that dataflow programs can exhibit locality and that a memory hierarchy is feasible in a dataflow environment. This study shows that the order in w...
     
Representational effects in a simple classifier system
Found in: Proceedings of the 1994 ACM symposium on Applied computing (SAC '94)
By Sandip Sen
Issue Date:March 1994
pp. 206-211
This paper describes the effects of program restructuring in a dataflow environment. Previous studies showed that dataflow programs can exhibit locality and that a memory hierarchy is feasible in a dataflow environment. This study shows that the order in w...
     
Graph-theoretic approaches to problem decomposition in multi-agent systems
Found in: Proceedings of the 22nd annual ACM computer science conference on Scaling up : meeting the challenge of complexity in real-world computing applications: meeting the challenge of complexity in real-world computing applications (CSC '94)
By Daniel E. Damouth, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:March 1994
pp. 82-89
Can having a mentor influence the likelihood that a woman will succeed in establishing a career in computer science? A number of studies and reports suggest that an effective mentoring relationship can, indeed, make a difference in attracting women to acad...
     
Minimal cost set covering using probabilistic methods
Found in: Proceedings of the 1993 ACM/SIGAPP symposium on Applied computing: states of the art and practice (SAC '93)
By Sandip Sen
Issue Date:February 1993
pp. 157-164
This paper describes the effects of program restructuring in a dataflow environment. Previous studies showed that dataflow programs can exhibit locality and that a memory hierarchy is feasible in a dataflow environment. This study shows that the order in w...
     
A formal study of distributed meeting scheduling: preliminary results
Found in: Conference proceedings on Organizational computing systems (COCS '91)
By Edmund H. Durfee, Sandip Sen
Issue Date:November 1991
pp. 309-315
This article presents a knowledge-based approach to the design of document-based retrieval systems. We conducted two empirical studies investigating the users' behavior using an online catalog. The studies revealed a range of knowledge elements which are n...
     
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