Stability of multi-agent systems

Chli, Maria; de Wilde, Phillipe; Goossenaerts, Jan; Abramov, Vladimir; Szirbik, Nick; Correia, Luis; Mariano, Pedro and Ribeiro, Rita (2003). Stability of multi-agent systems. IN: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2003. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: conference proceedings, 1 . IEEE.

Abstract

This work attempts to shed light to the fundamental concepts behind the stability of Multi-Agent Systems. We view the system as a discrete time Markov chain with a potentially unknown transitional probability distribution. The system will be considered to be stable when its state has converged to an equilibrium distribution. Faced with the non-trivial task of establishing the convergence to such a distribution, we propose a hypothesis testing approach according to which we test whether the convergence of a particular system metric has occurred. We describe some artificial multi-agent ecosystems that were developed and we present results based on these systems which confirm that this approach qualitatively agrees with our intuition.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2003.1243872
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Computer science
Additional Information: Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Event Title: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2003
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2003-10-05 - 2003-10-08
Published Date: 2003

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