Distributed Problem Solving

  • William Yeoh Singapore Management University
  • Makoto Yokoo Kyushu University

Abstract

Distributed problem solving is a subfield within multiagent systems, where agents are assumed to be part of a team and collaborate with each other to reach a common goal. In this article, we illustrate the motivations for distributed problem solving and provide an overview of two distributed problem solving models, namely distributed constraint satisfaction problems (DCSPs) and distributed constraint optimization problems (DCOPs), and some of their algorithms.
Published
2012-09-20
Section
Articles