Intermediary-Based Self-organizing Mechanism in Multi-agent Systems

  • Mengzhu Zhang
  • Yifeng Zhou
  • Yichuan Jiang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8861)


Self-organizing mechanism in multi-agent systems can improve the system performance by adapting the structure among agents. However, in most previous work, each agent can only adapt the relations by itself. This may induce a problem that the overloaded agents have to consume a fraction of precious load on adaptation. Here, we propose a novel self-organizing mechanism which enables some underloaded agents to act as the intermediary to perform the relation adaptation for the overloaded agents. Through experiments, our self-organizing mechanism has validated the effectiveness.


self-organization intermediary agent execution agent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mengzhu Zhang
    • 1
  • Yifeng Zhou
    • 1
  • Yichuan Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina

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