Engineering Self-Adaptation in Agent Societies:An Infection-Based Mechanism Overview
Publication Type:Conference Paper
Source:European Workshop on Multi-agent Systems (EUMAS), Bath, UK (2008)
We propose a computational self-adapting mechanism that facilitates agents to distributedly evolve their social behavior to reach the best social conventions. Our approach borrows from the social contagion phenomenon: social conventions are akin to infectious diseases that spread themselves through members of the society. Furthermore, we experimentally show that our mechanism helps a MAS to regulate itself by searching and establishing (better) social conventions on a wide range of interaction topologies and dynamic environments.