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Algorithm diversity - a mechanism for distributive justice in a socio-technical MAS

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dc.contributor.author Nallur, Vivek
dc.contributor.author O'Toole, Eamonn
dc.contributor.author Cardozo, Nicolás
dc.contributor.author Clarke, Siobhán
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-06T15:30:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-06T15:30:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5434
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Socio-technical MAS are an intrinsic part of our daily lives. Domains like energy, transport, etc. are increasingly using technology to allow individual users to adapt to, and even influence the aggregate performance of the system. This raises expectations of fairness and equitability, while being engaged in such MAS. Given the autonomous and decen- tralized nature of socio-technical MAS, it can be difficult to ensure that each agent gets a fair reward for participat- ing in the system. We introduce the notion of algorithmic diversity as a mechanism for nudging the system, in a de- centralized manner, to a more equitable state. We use the minority game as an exemplar of a transportation network in a city, and show how diversity of algorithms results in a fairer reward distribution than any individual algorithm alone. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation FP7-ICT-2011-9 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016) J. Thangarajah, K. Tuyls, C. Jonker, S. Marsella (eds.);pp. 420-428
dc.subject algorithm diversity en_US
dc.subject methodologies for agent-based systems en_US
dc.subject engineering multi-agent systems en_US
dc.title Algorithm diversity - a mechanism for distributive justice in a socio-technical MAS en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid FP7-ICT-2011-9 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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