Coalition Formation for Cooperative Information Agent-Based Systems

Nacer eddine Zarour, Sabrina Bouzidi


The communication technology evolution led to an increase of the carried out services’ and tasks’ number. The aim of actual research in the cooperation and particularly the negotiation between agents is to reach a coherent global state of the multiagent system by favoring agents’ synergy. In this paper, we propose a coalition formation-based negotiation model for the task allocation in the cooperative information agent-based systems. In this model, the agent that activates a negotiation seeks partners for achieving a complex task. The way that the partners take part in a coalition is done one by one according to the choice of all the coalition members. This choice is based on a multicriterion analysis. Some obtained experimental results show the suggested model performances.


Negotiation, coalition formation, cooperative information systems, multiagent systems, task allocation

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