An Investigation of Emergent Collaboration under Uncertainty and Minimal Information in Energy Domains

  • Radu-Casian Mihailescu
  • Matteo Vasirani
  • Sascha Ossowski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7047)


We study the phenomenon of evolution of cooperation in the electricity domain, where self-interested agents representing distributed energy resources (DERs) strategize for maximizing payoff. From the system’s viewpoint cooperation represents a solution capable to cope with the increasing complexity, generated by the introduction of DERs to the grid. The problem domain is modelled from a multi-agent system high-level perspective. We report on experiments with this model, giving the underlying understanding for the emergent behavior, in order to determine if and under what conditions such a collaborative behavior would hold. Finally we suggest how insights from this model can inspire mechanisms to instill cooperation as the dominant strategy.


Multiagent System Smart Grid Autonomous Agent Dominant Strategy Energy Domain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radu-Casian Mihailescu
    • 1
  • Matteo Vasirani
    • 1
  • Sascha Ossowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Intelligent Information TechnologiesRey Juan Carlos UniversityMadridSpain

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