MULTIAGENT COORDINATION IN AD-HOC NETWORKS BASED ON COALITION FORMATION

Samir Aknine, Usama Mir, Luciana Bezerra Arantes

Abstract

This research investigates the problems of agent coordination when deployed in highly dynamic environments such as MANETs (Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks). Several difficulties arise in these infrastructures especially when the devices with limited resources are used. All the constraints of agents’ development must thus be reexamined in order to deal with such situations, especially due to the opportunistic mobility of nodes. In this paper, we thus propose a new multiagent coordination mechanism through agent coalition formation for such an environment. In order to validate it, evaluation performance tests have been conducted on an application devoted for the assistance of hospital patients and their results are also presented in the paper.

References

  1. Hsieh, F.-S., 2009. Developing cooperation mechanism for multi-agent systems with Petri nets. In, International Journal of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. ACM Press.
  2. Akyildiz, I. F., Lee, W-Y., and Chowdhury, K. R,, 2009. TP-CRAHN: A transport protocol for cognitive radio ad-hoc networks. In. INFOCOM'09, 29th Conference on Computer Communications. IEEE Press.
  3. Cutsem, T. V., Dedecker, J., and Meuter, W. D., 2007. Object oriented coordination in mobile ad-hoc networks. In. 9th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages. Springer Press.
  4. Soh, L-K., Khandaker, N., and Jiang, H., 2006. Multiagent coalition formation for computer-supported cooperative learning. In. AAAI'06, 21st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI Press.
  5. Cao, W., Bian, C- G., and Hartvigsen, G., 2006. Achieving efficient cooperation in a multiagent system: the twin-base modeling. In. WCIA'06, Ist International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents. Springer/ACM Press.
  6. Carabelea, C., and Berger, M., 2005. Agent negotiation in ad-hoc networks. In. MOBIQUITOUS'05, Second Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems. ACM/IEEE Press.
  7. Sislak, D., Pechoucek, M., and Rehak, M., et al, 2005. Solving inaccessibility in multi-agent systems by mobile middle-agents. In. International Journal on Multiagent and Grid Systems. ACM Press.
  8. Wang, M., Wolf, H. and Purvis, M., et al, 2005. An agent-based approach to assist collaborations in a framework for mobile p2p applications. In. AAMAS'05, Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems. Springer Press.
  9. Christine, J., and Catalin, R.G., 2004. Active coordination in ad-hoc networks. In. 6th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages. Springer Press.
  10. Tsvetova, M., Sycara, K., and Chen, Y., et al, 2001. Customer coalitions in electronic markets. In. AMC'01, Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce III. Springer/ACM Press.
  11. Jennings, N. R., 1994. Cooperation in industrial multiagent systems. World Scientific Publishing, London, 2nd edition.
Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Aknine S., Mir U. and Bezerra Arantes L. (2010). MULTIAGENT COORDINATION IN AD-HOC NETWORKS BASED ON COALITION FORMATION . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-674-021-4, pages 241-246. DOI: 10.5220/0002715902410246


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart10,
author={Samir Aknine and Usama Mir and Luciana Bezerra Arantes},
title={MULTIAGENT COORDINATION IN AD-HOC NETWORKS BASED ON COALITION FORMATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2010},
pages={241-246},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002715902410246},
isbn={978-989-674-021-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - MULTIAGENT COORDINATION IN AD-HOC NETWORKS BASED ON COALITION FORMATION
SN - 978-989-674-021-4
AU - Aknine S.
AU - Mir U.
AU - Bezerra Arantes L.
PY - 2010
SP - 241
EP - 246
DO - 10.5220/0002715902410246