Using the RePart Simulator to Analyze Different Reputation-Based Partnership Formation Strategies within a Marketplace Scenario

  • Priscilla Avegliano
  • Jaime Simão Sichman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5396)

Abstract

Despite all research that has been carried out in the last years concerning different reputation models for autonomous agents, an essential aspect concerning the usage of this models was not sufficiently stressed: how this concept may effectively help an autonomous agent in order to better evolve in an open MAS scenario. From an agent perspective, there are some important questions regarding this issue: (1) how to choose a partner, taking into account its reputation and the costs associated with the partnership? (2) is it worth to manipulate information? (3) how to act in a society guided by the concept of reputation in order to achieve better results? In this paper, we present and discuss some results obtained from a reputation-based partnership formation simulator called RePart, using a simplified consumer/enterprise market scenario as a target domain.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priscilla Avegliano
    • 1
  • Jaime Simão Sichman
    • 1
  1. 1.Intelligent Techniques Laboratory Polythecnic SchoolUniversity of São PauloBrazil

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