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Towards a simulation platform for distributed Multiagent Resource Allocation

By Hylke Buisman, Gijs Kruitbosch and Nadya Peek


Distributed multiagent resource allocation is a field with many interesting and unexplored areas. To explore these systematically and to support theoretical findings there is a need for experimental results. In this report a simulation platform is proposed which hopes to meet these demands. In the framework presented, a user can easily generate a scenario with prespecified amounts of agents and resources, in which the agents have their own preferences and objectives. The agents are able to negotiate amongst themselves to establish trades using money. Using such a scenario, the user is able to run a variety of experiments to see under what circumstances the agents most beneficially manage to reallocate their resources. Finally the platform provides possibilities for visualizing several experiment statistics. Although the platform is not complete up to this point, it does provide a good basi

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Year: 2007
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