Adaptive learning to optimize resource management in a multi-agent framework

Chao Chen, Leen Kiat Soh

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Abstract

In a collaborative multi-agent framework where the agents provide services to their local customers, they are encouraged to work collaboratively to improve group services as a community. The dual objectives raise the question of how agents should distribute their local resource given large number of tasks from the local customer and the community. In this paper, we propose an adaptive learning mechanism that can be embedded into an agent's decision making as an individual as well as a member of a team. It enables agents to make decisions based on the observation of the current quality of service and the distribution of the different types of tasks encountered in the past. In turn, an agent estimates the future task distribution and decides how to handle tasks initiated in the community. From the task initiator's point of view, the learning is to observe the service quality and reduce redundant initiations. From the task responder's point of view, the goal is to distribute the amount of its resources to the most needed tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IC-AI'04
EditorsH.R. Arabnia
Pages386-389
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IC-AI'04 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2004Jun 24 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IC-AI'04
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IC-AI'04
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period6/21/046/24/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Chen, C., & Soh, L. K. (2004). Adaptive learning to optimize resource management in a multi-agent framework. In H. R. Arabnia (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IC-AI'04 (pp. 386-389). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IC-AI'04; Vol. 1).