Clonal plasticity: an autonomic mechanism for multi-agent systems to self-diversify

Vivek Nallur, Siobhán Clarke
2017 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
Publication information Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 32 (2) : 275-311 Publisher Springer Item record/more information http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9934 Publisher's statement The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx. The UCD community has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters! (@ucd_oa) Some rights reserved. For more information, please see the item record link above. Abstract Diversity has long been
more » ... as a design tactic in computer systems to achieve various properties. Multi-agent systems, in particular, have utilized diversity to achieve aggregate properties such as efficiency of resource allocations, and fairness in these allocations. However, diversity has usually been introduced manually by the system designer. This paper proposes a decentralized technique, clonal plasticity, that makes homogeneous agents self-diversify, in an autonomic way. We show that clonal plasticity is competitive with manual diversification, at achieving efficient resource allocations and fairness.
doi:10.1007/s10458-017-9380-x fatcat:dbd46z3u6fdtndxe44bhggmqrm