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Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on (2009)
Milan, Italy
Sept. 15, 2009 to Sept. 18, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3801-3
pp: 58-61
This study seeks to provide scalable and distributed algorithms to solve the resource allocation problem within an agent community. We propose an approach that can be applied to any kind of contact network, any range for the utility values, for the most important social welfare notions, avoiding the centralized approach drawbacks. In that purpose, we study various agent behaviors. We show that there exists in each case a simple behavior leading the negotiation process to a socially optimal resource allocation as an emergent phenomenon, or to a socially close solution if the need arises. We give, for each social welfare notion, the agent behavior to implement in order to solve the problem.
Resource Allocation, Multi-Agent System, Social Welfare

A. Nongaillard and P. Mathieu, "A Multi-agent Resource Negotiation for Social Welfare," 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT), Milan, Italy, 2009, pp. 58-61.
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