Research Project

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Machine Learning and
Intelligent Agents

Coalition Formation


Maria Fasli

Project Description:

A coalition is a set of agents that agree to cooperate in order to achieve a common objective. The incentives for creating/joining a coalition can be to 
(i) reduce cost or increase profit
(ii) reduce risk (or allow someone else to assume risk), or 
(iii) increase in market size or share. 
Protocols for coalition formation are the focus of this project as well as factors that affect the stability of a coalition. Other related issues such as for instance minimisation of risk and issues related to trust at the various levels are also explored.


  Tuesday, 19 October 2004