Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Ye, D., Zhang, M. & Soetanto, D. (2012). Cloning, resource exchange and relation adaptation: a self-organising multi-agent framework. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (pp. 1431-1432). Richland, SC: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.


In this paper, a self-organising multi-agent framework is proposed.Different from current related approaches which concernedonly a single principle of self-organisation, this frameworksynthesises the three principles of self-organisation,i.e., agent cloning/spawning, resource exchange and relationadaptation. In this framework, an agent can autonomouslygenerate new agents when it is overloaded, exchange resourceswith other agents if necessary, and adapt relationswith other agents to achieve a better network structure. Inthis way, agents in this framework can adapt to dynamicenvironments.