Spread of cooperation in complex agent networks based on expectation of cooperation

Ryosuke Shibusawa, Tomoaki Otsuka, Toshiharu Sugawara

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    Abstract

    This paper proposes a behavioral strategy called expectation of cooperation with which cooperation in the prisoner’s dilemma game spreads over agent networks by incorporating Q-learning. Recent advances in computer and communication technologies enable intelligent agents to operate in small and handy computers such asmobile PCs, tablet computers, and smart phones as delegates of their owners. Because the interaction of these agents is associated with social links in the real world, social behavior is to some degree required to avoid conflicts, competition, and unfairness that may lead to further inefficiency in the agent society. The proposed strategy is simple and easy to implement but nevertheless can spread over and maintain cooperation in agent networks under certain conditions. We conducted a number of experiments to clarify these conditions, and the results indicate that cooperation spread and wasmaintained with the proposed strategy in a variety of networks.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPrinciles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - 19th International Conference, PRIMA 2016, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages76-91
    Number of pages16
    Volume9862
    ISBN (Print)9783319448312
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event19th International Conference on Princiles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2016 - Phuket, Thailand
    Duration: 2016 Aug 222016 Aug 26

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume9862
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Other

    Other19th International Conference on Princiles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2016
    CountryThailand
    CityPhuket
    Period16/8/2216/8/26

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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    Shibusawa, R., Otsuka, T., & Sugawara, T. (2016). Spread of cooperation in complex agent networks based on expectation of cooperation. In Princiles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - 19th International Conference, PRIMA 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9862, pp. 76-91). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9862). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44832-9_5