Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

11-2003

Abstract

Coalition formation has become a key topic in multiagent research. In this paper, we propose a preliminary classification for the coalition formation problem based on three driving factors (demands, resources and profit objectives). We divide our analysis into 5 cases. For each case, we present algorithms and complexity results. We anticipate that with future research, this classification can be extended in similar fashion to the comprehensive classification for the job scheduling problem.

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Business | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

ICTAI 2003: 15th IEEE Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, 3-5 November, Sacramento: Proceedings

First Page

346

Last Page

350

ISBN

9780769520384

Identifier

10.1109/TAI.2003.1250210

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Sacramento, CA

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAI.2003.1250210