Dynamic Coalition Adaptation for Efficient Agent-Based Virtual Power Plants

  • Radu-Casian Mihailescu
  • Matteo Vasirani
  • Sascha Ossowski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6973)


An agent-based organizational model for a smart energy system is introduced relying on a dynamic coalition formation mechanism for virtual power plants. Central to this mechanism we propose a solution concept that stems from the existent stability notions in coalitional games. The process is intended as an open-ended organizational adaptation, concerned with achieving stable configurations that meet the desired functionalities within stochastic scenarios. We deploy the mechanism in distributed environments populated by negotiating agents and give empirical results that prove a significant improvement of organizational efficiency.


Social Welfare Multiagent System Solution Concept Coalition Formation Coalition Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radu-Casian Mihailescu
    • 1
  • Matteo Vasirani
    • 1
  • Sascha Ossowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Rey Juan Carlos UniversityMadridSpain

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