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Adapting to Changing Resource Requirements for Coalition Formation in Self-Organized Social Networks
 

Summary: Adapting to Changing Resource Requirements for
Coalition Formation in Self-Organized Social Networks
Levi Barton, Vicki H. Allan
Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-4205
LeviB@cc.usu.edu, Vicki.Allan@usu.edu
Abstract
Coalition formation in social networks, consisting
of a graph of interdependent agents, allows many
choices of which task to select and with whom to
partner in the social network. Agents communicate
with agents within n network links in their
surrounding network. These agents are considered
part of an agent's local neighborhood. Agents
maintain a database of skills possessed by agents in
their local neighborhood. We compare agents of
three different types. Structural agents seek to create
a scale-free network. Egalitarian Agents seek equal
distribution of connections among agents, resulting
in a dense network structure. Inventory Agents seek
to connect to agents who possess a skill not found in

  

Source: Allan, Vicki H. - Department of Computer Science, Utah State University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences