PartNET++: Simulating Multiple Agent Partnerships Using Dependence Graphs
The PartNET++ system is an experimental multi-agent-based simulation tool that uses a new model based on hyper-graphs for understanding partnership formation among heterogeneous agents. Based on a previous tool called PART-NET, by Conte and Pedone , the agents of the system have goals to achieve and actions that lead to these goals, which must be performed by other agents. When choosing preferred partners, the agents may have different strategies (utilitarians, subtantialists and misers). In PART-NET, partnerships were restricted to two agents, and the authors have shown that some social hypotheses were validated, i.e., that in heterogeneous societies, utilitarians should have the best net benefit, followed by substantialists, then my misers. By using the PartNet++ simulator in several new experiments, it is shown in this work that results that are valid for partnerships between two agents can be generalized for multiple agents.
KeywordsDependence Graph Multiple Agent Dependence Tree Primary Agent Heterogeneous Agent
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