Cloning, resource exchange and relation adaptation: a self-organising multi-agent framework
In this paper, a self-organising multi-agent framework is proposed. Different from current related approaches which concerned only a single principle of self-organisation, this framework synthesises the three principles of self-organisation, i.e., agent cloning/spawning, resource exchange and relation adaptation. In this framework, an agent can autonomously generate new agents when it is overloaded, exchange resources with other agents if necessary, and adapt relations with other agents to achieve a better network structure. In this way, agents in this framework can adapt to dynamic environments.