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Belief-based stability in coalition formation with uncertainty : an intelligent agents' perspective

Author: Chi-kong Chan; Ho-Fung Leung
Publisher: Beijing : Higher Education Press ; Heidelberg : Springer, ©2013.
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Belief-based Stability in Coalition Formation with Uncertainty An Intelligent Agents' Perspective discusses coalition stability. It extends the classic stability concept of the non-transferable utility core by proposing new belief-based stability criteria under uncertainty, and illustrates how the new concept can be used to analyze the stability of a new type of belief-based coalition formation game. The book is  Read more...
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Chan, Chi-kong.
Belief-based Stability in Coalition Formation with Uncertainty : An Intelligent Agents' Perspective.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chi-kong Chan; Ho-Fung Leung
ISBN: 9783642382154 3642382150 3642382142 9783642382147
OCLC Number: 858764156
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 183 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ch. 1. Multi-agent cooperation and stability. Semi-competitive multi-agent systems --
Characteristics of multi-agent systems --
Two basic solution concepts of coalition formations --
Social utility --
Pareto optimality --
Drawbacks of social utility and Pareto optimality --
Coalition formation and game theory --
Transferable utility games --
Non transferable utility games --
Problem with the common knowledge assumption --
ch. 2. Non-transferable utility games and coalition formation mechanisms. Non-transferable utility cooperative games --
Transferable utility cooperative games --
Coalition formation mechanisms --
Belief and uncertainties --
ch. 3. Two classes of stability--strong core and weak core. Coalition formation and stability --
An example --
NTU games with internal uncertainty --
Opinions and preferences of agents --
The strong core and the weak core --
Effect of refinedness of agent opinion --
Application areas --
Summary --
ch. 4. The b-core: belief-based coalition stability. Games without common knowledge --
Belief-based coalitional games --
NTU games with private beliefs --
The core, the b-core and belief accuracy --
On dynamic beliefs --
Summary --
ch. 5. Example application of the b-core: buyer coalition problem with beliefs. Buyer coalition problems --
Are the utility really transferable? --
How about stability? --
Private information in buyer coalition --
Existing approaches --
A new approach --
Background of buyer coalition problem --
Unit price schedule and agent preference --
Two assumptions --
Bids and agents' preferences --
Agent beliefs --
NTU buyer coalition games --
Properties of the b-core in NTU-buyer games --
On mechanism design --
A distributed mechanism --
Distributed non-transferable utility coalition formation mechanism --
An example of the mechanism --
Experiment --
Performance of the mechanism --
Evidence of incentive compatibility --
Summary --
ch. 6. The complete picture: sb-core and wb-core. Uncertain opinion and private beliefs --
An illustrating example --
NTU-BU games --
Preferences and beliefs in NTU-BU games --
NTU-BU games stability --
Objections in NTU-BU games --
wb-core and sb-cores --
Properties --
Relationships of the four criteria --
Effect of refinedness --
Effect of accuracy --
Summary --
ch. 7. Conclusion. New solution concepts for belief-based NTU games --
The future.
Responsibility: Chi-kong Chan, Ho-fung Leung.
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