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Coalition Formation through Motivation and Trust Nathan Griffiths

Summary: Coalition Formation through Motivation and Trust
Nathan Griffiths
Dept of Computer Science
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
Michael Luck
Dept of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
Cooperation is the fundamental underpinning of multi-agent sys-
tems, allowing agents to interact to achieve their goals. Where
agents are self-interested, or potentially unreliable, there must be
appropriate mechanisms to cope with the uncertainty that arises. In
particular, agents must manage the risk associated with interacting
with others who have different objectives, or who may fail to fulfil
their commitments. Previous work has utilised the notions of mo-
tivation and trust in engendering successful cooperation between


Source: Allan, Vicki H. - Department of Computer Science, Utah State University
Luck, Michael - Department of Computer Science, King's College London


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences