Muller, Guillaume and Vercouter, Laurent
Decentralized Monitoring of Agent Communications with a Reputation Model.
LNAI special issue on Trust in Agent Socities, 3577.
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Communication is essential in multi-agent systems, since it allows
agents to share knowledge and to coordinate. However, in open
multi-agent systems, autonomous and heterogeneous agents can
dynamically enter or leave the system. It is then important to take
into account that some agents may not respect -- voluntarily or not --
the rules that make the system function properly. In this paper, we
propose a trust model for the reliability of agent communications. We
define inconsistencies in the communications (represented as social
commitments) in order to enable agents to detect lies and update their
trust model of other agents. Agents can also use their trust model to
decide whether to trust or not a new message sent by another agent.
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