Coordinating distributed actions via agent voting

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Abstract

This paper investigates the use of voting policies to coordinate routing decisions in a phone network. Although the social metaphor of voting has been applied to network coordination decision tasks, this study presents the first operational example of a vote-theoretic group decision support system (GDSS) for nodes. The experimental evidence shows that a collective choice voting policy dominates a policy of individual, hierarchical voting in minimizing movement toward system saturation and promoting load balancing. This result provides a basis for using voting policies to create more complex self-correcting networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConf Off Inf Sys
PublisherPubl by ACM
Pages136-141
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Office Information Systems - Cambridge, MA, USA
Duration: Apr 25 1990Apr 27 1990

Other

OtherConference on Office Information Systems
CityCambridge, MA, USA
Period4/25/904/27/90

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Decision support systems
Resource allocation

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Urken, A. B. (1990). Coordinating distributed actions via agent voting. In Conf Off Inf Sys (pp. 136-141). Publ by ACM.

Coordinating distributed actions via agent voting. / Urken, Arnold B.

Conf Off Inf Sys. Publ by ACM, 1990. p. 136-141.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Urken, AB 1990, Coordinating distributed actions via agent voting. in Conf Off Inf Sys. Publ by ACM, pp. 136-141, Conference on Office Information Systems, Cambridge, MA, USA, 4/25/90.
Urken AB. Coordinating distributed actions via agent voting. In Conf Off Inf Sys. Publ by ACM. 1990. p. 136-141
Urken, Arnold B. / Coordinating distributed actions via agent voting. Conf Off Inf Sys. Publ by ACM, 1990. pp. 136-141
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