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)
Pages136-141
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Office Information Systems - Cambridge, MA, USA
Duration: Apr 25 1990Apr 27 1990

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

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Urken, A. B. (1990). Coordinating distributed actions via agent voting. 136-141. Paper presented at Conference on Office Information Systems, Cambridge, MA, USA, .