Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

9-2004

Abstract

We present a two-level coalition formation approach based on a centralized optimization model on the upper level, and a distributed agent-negotiation model on the lower level. This approach allows us to balance agent self-interests against a high joint utility. Experimental results show that the two-level coalition formation mechanism will increase not only the overall utility of the coalition, but also the individual utility of most participating agents. The results also suggest it is better for the agents to be partially cooperative rather than either fully cooperative or self-interested in our setting.

Discipline

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

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

IEEE/WIC/ACM Int'l Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT)

First Page

441

Last Page

445

Identifier

10.1109/IAT.2004.1342991

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Beijing, China

Additional URL

http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/IAT.2004.1342991