Distributed Implementations of Adaptive Collective Decision Making

Project code: DIACODEM-SEN4Research group: Computational Intelligence and Multi-agent Games (SEN4)Start: 2006-11-01End: 2008-01-31Project coordinator: Prof.dr.ir. J.A. La Poutré Collective decision making has been extensively studied in economics using various game theoretic techniques. The proposed solutions assume an existence of a `center' responsible for setting up and carrying out the relevant procedures.

Project code: DIACODEM-SEN4
Research group: Computational Intelligence and Multi-agent Games (SEN4)

Start: 2006-11-01
End: 2008-01-31

Project coordinator: Prof.dr.ir. J.A. La Poutré

Collective decision making has been extensively studied in economics using various game theoretic techniques. The proposed solutions assume an existence of a `center' responsible for setting up and carrying out the relevant procedures.

The aim of this project is to study these procedures in a more realistic, distributed setting, in which all the decisions need to be carried out by the agents alone, without relying on any trustworthy `external' agency.

We plan to design and study distributed versions of the appropriate procedures that meet new criteria for manipulability and that take into account the possibility of (network) faults, and to implement them and test on selected applications. In this setting we shall also study various adaptive strategies concerned with several rounds of decision making.

Members

Dr. T.B. Klos, Prof.dr.ir. J.A. La Poutré