Finding Partners to Form Information Sharing Networks in Open Multi-Agent Systems

K. Suzanne Barber and Jisun Park

Information quality assurance despite the existence of uncertainty about sources can be investigated in the context of soft security where an agent maintains trustworthiness evaluations of its information sources to assist in the evaluation of incoming information quality. Dependency inherently exists in a system where agents do not have selfsufficient sensing or data collection capabilities. In other words, an agent requires information from others to achieve its goals. Finding the best partners to form an information sharing network using the notion of trustworthiness can be triggered by dependency adaptation. The research experimentally demonstrates that dependency adaptation can lead a system to form an information sharing network which results in high efficiency and information quality.

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