Local interaction and non-local coordination in agent social law diffusion

Yichuan Jiang*, Toru Ishida

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There are always two kinds of forms in agent social law diffusion, which are local interaction and non-local coordination. This paper provides an integrated model to make a tradeoff between local diffusion and non-local diffusion. In the local interaction, each agent often interacts with a small set of social 'neighbors' and imitates the locally most authoritative law; in the non-local coordination, agents may coordinate with others that are not in the neighboring places for some tasks, and will negotiate about their social laws according to the coordination strategy. With the presented model, the diffusions between local interaction and non-local coordination can be harmonized, and the diffusion impacts of different strategies in non-local coordination can also be addressed well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-95
Number of pages9
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Agent coordination
  • Local interaction
  • Multi-agent
  • Social law

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence

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