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Multiagent task coordination as task allocation plus task responsibility

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posted on 29.03.2021, 16:01 by Vahid Yazdanpanah, Mehdi Dastani, Syeda Fatima, Nicholas R. Jennings, Devrim M. Yazan, Henk Zijm
In this work, we present a dynamic Task Coordination framework (TasCore) for multiagent systems. Here task coordination refers to a twofold problem where an exogenously imposed state of affairs should be satisfied by a multiagent system. To address this problem the involved agents or agent groups need to be assigned tasks to fulfill (task allocation) and the behavior of these agents needs to be monitored to evaluate whether their tasks are fulfilled so that responsibility for dismissing tasks can be determined (task responsibility). We believe the allocation of tasks should regard both the strategic abilities of agents and their epistemic limitations. To date, however, existing work on the application of logical strategic reasoning for task allocation assumes perfect information for agents (dismissing imperfect information settings) and allocates tasks to individual agents (dismissing task allocation to agent groups). In TasCore, we address this gap by modeling task allocation using imperfect information semantics for strategic reasoning and integrate it with a notion of task responsibility. We formally verify properties of TasCore : on validity as well as stability of task allocations and fairness as well as non-monotonicity of task responsibilities.

History

School

  • Science

Department

  • Computer Science

Published in

Multi-Agent Systems and Agreement Technologies

Pages

571 - 588

Source

17th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2020) and the 7th International Conference on Agreement Technologies (AT 2020)

Publisher

Springer

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Publisher statement

The final authenticated version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-66412-1_37.

Publication date

2021-01-05

Copyright date

2020

ISBN

9783030664114; 9783030664121

ISSN

0302-9743

eISSN

1611-3349

Book series

Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol 12520

Language

en

Editor(s)

Nick Bassiliades; Georgios Chalkiadakis; Dave de Jonge

Location

Thessaloniki, Greece (Virtual)

Event dates

14th September 2020 - 15th September 2020

Depositor

Dr Syeda Fatima. Deposit date: 24 March 2021