Multi-Agent Collaboration in Competitive Scenarios [chapter]

Florian Fuchs
1997 Re-engineering for Sustainable Industrial Production  
For many multi-agent scenarios one can assume that the agents behave cooperatively and contribute to a common goal according to their design. However, our work focuses on competitive scenarios which are characterized by the agents' strong local interests, their high degree of autonomy, and the lack of global goals. Therefore, two agents will cooperate if, and only if, both will gain -or at least expect to gain -from that cooperation. This paper presents a conflict resolution mechanism which is
more » ... ppropriate for competitive resource allocation in dynamic environments which is based on compromising. It integrates a goal relaxation mechanism, negotiation histories, and multilateral negotiations.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35086-8_23 fatcat:axd3ymlzzrawdeqda5ccnlxk2u