Agents Misbehaving in a Network: a Vice or a Virtue?
2012 (English)In: IEEE Network, ISSN 0890-8044, Vol. 26, no 3, 35-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Misbehaviors among the agents in a network might be intentional or unintentional, they might cause a system-wide failure or they might improve the performance or even enable us to achieve an objective. In this article we consider examples of these possible scenarios. First, we argue the necessity of monitoring the agents in a network to detect if they are misbehaving or not and outline a distributed method in which each agent monitors its neighbors for any sign of misbehavior. Later, we focus on solving the problem of distributed leader selection via forcing the agents to temporarily misbehave, and introduce an algorithm that enables the agents in a network to select their leader without any interference from the outside of the network.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Communications Society, 2012. Vol. 26, no 3, 35-40 p.
Robotics Control Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-90823DOI: 10.1109/MNET.2012.6201214ISI: 000304243800007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84861321575OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-90823DiVA: diva2:506732
FunderSwedish Research CouncilKnut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationICT - The Next Generation
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