Trusted Community - A Trust-Based Multi-Agent Organisation for Open Systems

Lukas Klejnowski, Yvonne Bernard, Gerrit Anders, Christian Müller-Schloer, Wolfgang Reif

In this paper, the multi-agent organisation Trusted Community is presented. Trusted Communities are formed and joined by self-organising agents with strong mutual trust relations and the purpose to increase their personal utility. Trusted Communities are maintained by management actions delegated by a designated member called Trusted Community Manager, having the goal to preserve and optimise the composition and stability of this organisation. This organisation provides performance benefits for their members by improving interaction efficiency, information sharing and cooperation between the agents. In the work presented here, Trusted Communities are conceptually defined and the application in an open Desktop Grid System is discussed.
published 15.02.2013 in: Barcelona, Spain Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART)