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|Title:||On-line coordination: event interaction and state communication between cooperative agents||Authors:||Pham, Manh Tung.
Seow, Kiam Tian.
|Issue Date:||2012||Source:||Pham, M. T., & Seow, K. T. (2012). On-line coordination: Event interaction and state communication between cooperative agents. Web Intelligence and Agent Systems, 10(2), 179-192.||Series/Report no.:||Web intelligence and agent systems||Abstract:||This paper addresses a novel coordination problem for distributed agents in a discrete-event setting. We first introduce and study a predicate coordination problem as the problem of two distributed agents interacting and communicating between themselves to satisfy (the invariance of) a global predicate specifying an inter-agent constraint. We then develop an optimal coordination policy by which the agents can coordinate to satisfy the predicate constraint. To implement the optimal policy, we develop two on-line coordination strategies including one that can achieve significant savings in communication bandwidth, as demonstrated by simulations. An extension to on-line coordination among multiple agents satisfying multiple constraints is then developed and discussed.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/84486
|ISSN:||1570-1263||DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WIA-2012-0240||Rights:||© 2012 IOS Press and the authors.||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
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