LEAF: A Toolkit for Developing Coordinated Learning Based MAS

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Author(s)Lynden SJ, Rana OF
Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference NameInternational Workshop on Java for Parallel and Distributed Computing (JAVAPDC) held as part of the 17th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
Conference LocationNice, France
Year of Conference2003
Source Publication Date22-26 April 2003
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This paper describes LEAF, the "Learning Agent based FIPA-Compliant Community Toolkit", a toolkit for developing multiagent systems coordinated using utility function assignment, based on collective intelligence by Wolpert et al. (1999). LEAF agents use machine learning techniques such as reinforcement learning to maximise local utility functions, where local utility functions are assigned to agents such that the maximisation of local utility by agents within a community maximises a global utility. LEAF provides support via a Java API for developing FIPA-compliant agent systems conforming to this framework, utilising the FIPA-OS agent toolkit, a Java based FIPA compliant agent construction toolkit.
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
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