The effects of trust on convention emergence

Nir Oren, Nathan Griffiths, Michael Luck

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider the effects of trust and conventions on the evolution of a multi-agent system. To do so, we provide a simulation in which agents are able to use a trust mechanism to select interaction partners, and a learning mechanism that leads to convention emergence. We examine the impacts on the system of: different network topologies; the presence or absence of malicious agents; and the presence or absence of the trust and learning system. Our results indicate that while trust has a slight positive impact on the rate of convergence emergence, its main benefit arises when malicious agents are present in the system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Trust in Agent Societies (TRUST13)
PublisherTRUST
Pages51-62
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Event16th International Workshop on Trust in Agent Societies (TRUST 2013) - Minnesota, St Paul, United States
Duration: 7 May 2013 → …

Conference

Conference16th International Workshop on Trust in Agent Societies (TRUST 2013)
CountryUnited States
CitySt Paul
Period7/05/13 → …

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    Oren, N., Griffiths, N., & Luck, M. (2013). The effects of trust on convention emergence. In Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Trust in Agent Societies (TRUST13) (pp. 51-62). TRUST. https://sites.google.com/site/trustworkshop/accepted-papers