A Model for Estimating the Performance of a Team of Agents
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2011), IEEE Press, 2011, 2393-2400 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper, we present a model for estimatingthe performance of a team of agents, based on the capabilities of the agents and importance of these capabilities for the task. Performance of a team is assumed to be the sum of contributions of individual agents and contributions of subgroups built in the team. We introduce a set of notations, which is required for discussing the suggested models. We also propose a model to estimate the benefit of an agent from interaction with other agents in a subgroup. Based on this benefit model and different (common) strategies, the agents devise plans in which they formulate to what extent they are willing to cooperate with other agents. A negotiation algorithm that resolves the conflicts between the desires of the agents is presented. The effect of this algorithm and different strategies are tested on a set of generated data. The test results show that the performance of a team when the agents choose a cooperation strategy that follows the principle of least effort (Zipf’s law) is higher than teams with other cooperation strategies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Press, 2011. 2393-2400 p.
, IEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybernetics Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1062-922X
Business, Indexes, Schedules, Stochastic processes, Symmetric matrices, Teamwork, Vectors
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-49919DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2011.6084036ISI: 000298615102118ScopusID: 2-s2.0-83755185915ISBN: 978-1-4577-0652-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-49919DiVA: diva2:460634
International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2011)
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