Multi-agent dependence by dependence graphs

Jaime Simão Sichman, Rosaria Conte
2002 Proceedings of the first international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems part 1 - AAMAS '02  
In this paper, we present an abstract structure called dependence graph, an extension of the notion of dependence network, as proposed in [16] . While this latter can be applied to express a set of dependence relations of a single agent, this new structure can be applied to the multi-agent case. It can be used, therefore, for the study of emerging social structures, such as groups and collectives, and may form a knowledge base for managing complexity in both competitive and organisational or
more » ... rganisational or other cooperative contexts. We analyze several properties of this structure, relating them to some corresponding social phenomena regarding group formation and cohesiveness.
doi:10.1145/544741.544855 dblp:conf/atal/SichmanC02 fatcat:q6jtymjmxvcmfco27ooxulf2hu