From local behaviors to the dynamics in an agent network

Shiwu Zhang*, Jiming LIU

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Abstract

A social network can be modelled by a multi-agent system, in which the interaction among agents is represented as a service transaction process. In this paper, we present a service-based agent network to simulate and study the dynamics of social networks. In the network, the profiles of agents and service-based interactions are defined deliberately. Autonomy is emphasized as the ability of agents to manage their behaviors according to the local environment and their profiles. The experimental results reveal that network performance, network topology and the profiles of agents all evolve along with local behaviors. The over-shoot phenomenon in the evolution of network is discovered and analyzed. The discoveries are meaningful for understanding the relationship between network dynamics and local behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2006 Main Conference Proceedings), WI'06
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages572-578
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0769527477, 9780769527475
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI'06 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 18 Dec 200622 Dec 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2006 Main Conference Proceedings), WI'06

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI'06
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period18/12/0622/12/06

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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