In environments where distributed team formation is key, and defections are possible, the use of trust as social capital allows social norms to be defied and compared. An agent can use this information, when invited to join a group or collation, to decide whether or not its utility will be increased by joining. In this work a social network approach is used to define and reason about the relationships contained in the agent community. Previous baseline work is extended with two decision making mechanisms. These are compared by simulating an abstract grid-like environment, and preliminary results are reported.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2008|
|Event||5th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing - Oslo, Norway|
Duration: 23 Jun 2008 → 25 Jun 2008