TitleInteraction, observance or both? Effects on convention emergence
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsVillatoro D, Sabater-Mir J., Sen S
Conference NameDotzè Congrés Internacional de l’Associació Catalana d'Intel·ligència Artificial (CCIA 2009)
PublisherIOS Press
Conference LocationCardona, Catalonia, Spain

Social conventions are useful self-sustaining protocols for groups to coordinate behavior without a centralized entity enforcing coordination. The emergence of such conventions in different multi agent network topologies has been investigated by several researchers. In the literature we can observe two different approaches taken by agents to reach conventions: direct interactions with other agents that affects its payoff, or, an observance approach based on a majority rule, where agents change their state depending on their neighbors states. However, we proposed a mixed strategy, where agents are able to do both: interact and observe. The research question to be answered in this work is the percentage of each approach an agent should take in order to reach conventions faster.