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Empirical Analysis of Reputation-aware Task Delegation by Humans from a Multi-agent Game


Authors: H. Yu, H. Lin, S. F. Lim, J. Lin, Z. Shen, and C. Miao
Title: Empirical Analysis of Reputation-aware Task Delegation by Humans from a Multi-agent Game
Abstract: What are the strategies people adopt when deciding how to delegated tasks to agents when the agents' reputation and productivity information is available? How effective are these strategies under different conditions? These questions are important since they have significant implications to the ongoing research of reputation aware task delegation in multi-agent systems (MASs). In this paper, we conduct an empirical study to address the aforementioned research questions by providing a gamified mechanism for people to report the reputation-aware task delegation strategies they adopt. More than 400 people explored various strategies under different conditions through close to 2,700 game sessions. The findings from this empirical study may help MAS researchers develop multi-agent trust evaluation testbeds with more realistic simulated human behaviours.
Keywords: Human-agent interaction; Crowdsourcing; Human computation; Reputation; Trust; Task delegation; Multi-agent game
Conference Name: 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS’15)
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Publisher: IFAAMAS
Year: 2015
Accepted PDF File: Empirical_Analysis_of_Reputation-aware_Task_Delegation_by_Humans_from_a_Multi-agent_Game_accepted.pdf
Permanent Link: http://www.aamas2015.com/en/AAMAS_2015_USB/aamas/p1687.pdf
Reference: H. Yu, H. Lin, S. F. Lim, J. Lin, Z. Shen, and C. Miao, “Empirical analysis of reputation-aware task delegation by humans from a multi-agent game,” in Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS’15). IFAAMAS, May 2015, pp. 1687–1688.
bibtex: 
@inproceedings{LILY-c35, 
   author	= {Yu, Han and Lin, Han and Lim, Su Fang and Lin, Jun and Shen, Zhiqi and Miao, Chunyan},
   title	= {Empirical Analysis of Reputation-aware Task Delegation by Humans from a Multi-agent Game},  
   booktitle	= {Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS'15)}, 
   year		= {2015}, 
   month	= {May}, 
   pages	= {1687-1688}, 
   location	= {Istanbul, Turkey},
   publisher	= {IFAAMAS},
}