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The Effects of Fixed-Strategy Agents on Local Convention Emergence in Multi-agent Systems

Abstract : Achieving coordination in multi-agent systems has previously been found to be possible by utilizing local conventions as opposed to relying on the emergence of global conventions. On another note, fixed-strategy agents have been researched to manipulate the behaviour of networks with global conventions, but not local conventions. This paper studies how fixed-strategy agents impact local convention emergence and if they could be useful for both compact and loose community structures. It is shown that while the existence of a larger number of fixed-strategy agents generally makes local conventions emerge faster, only a few fixed-strategy agents are needed to convince communities to use their fixed action. Finally, fixed-strategy agents are helpful for compact community networks but not for loose community networks.
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Tim Borglund, Shuyue Hu, Ho-Fung Leung. The Effects of Fixed-Strategy Agents on Local Convention Emergence in Multi-agent Systems. 10th International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing (IIP), Oct 2018, Nanning, China. pp.99-108, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-00828-4_11⟩. ⟨hal-02197792⟩

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