Visualisation of Multi-agent System Organisations Using a Self-organising Map of Pareto Solutions
The structure and performance of organisations – natural or man-made – are intricately linked, and these multifaceted interactions are increasingly being investigated using Multi Agent System concepts. This paper shows how a selection of generic structural metrics for organisations can be explored using a combination of Pareto Frontier exemplars; extensive simulations of simple goal-orientated Multi Agent Systems, and exposé of organisational types through Self-Organising Map clusters can provide insights into desirable structures for such objectives as robustness and efficiency.
KeywordsMulti Agent System Pareto Frontier Pareto Solution Organisational Struc Search Skill
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