@inproceedings{d1b6c50671ed42349e357087b0da813c,

title = "Infinite-horizon proactive dynamic DCOPs",

abstract = "The Distributed Constraint Optimization Problem (DCOP) formulation is a powerful tool for modeling multi-Agent coordination problems. Researchers have recently extended this model to Proactive Dynamic DCOPs (PD-DCOPs) to capture the inherent dynamism present in many coordination problems. The PD-DCOP formulation is a finite-horizon model that assumes a finite horizon is known a priori. It ignores changes to the problem after the horizon and is thus not guaranteed to find optimal solutions for infinite-horizon problems, which often occur in the real world. Therefore, we (i) propose the Infinite-Horizon PD-DCOP (IPD- DCOP) model, which extends PD-DCOPs to handle infinite horizons', (ii) exploit the convergence properties of Markov chains to determine the optimal solution to the problem after it has converged; (Hi) propose three distributed greedy algorithms to solve IPD-DCOPs; (iv) provide theoretical quality guarantees on the new model; and (v) empirically evaluate both proactive and reactive algorithms to determine the tradeoffs between the two classes. The final contribution is important as, thus far. researchers have exclusively evaluated the two classes of algorithms in isolation. As a result, it is difficult to identify the characteristics of problems that they excel in. Our results arc the first in this important direction.",

keywords = "Distributed constraint optimization, Dynamic dcops, Stochastic dcops",

author = "Hoang, {Khoi D.} and Ping Hou and Ferdinando Fioretto and William Yeoh and Roie Zivan and Makoto Yokoo",

year = "2017",

language = "English (US)",

series = "Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS",

publisher = "International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS)",

pages = "212--220",

editor = "Edmund Durfee and Sanmay Das and Kate Larson and Michael Winikoff",

booktitle = "16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2017",

note = "16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2017 ; Conference date: 08-05-2017 Through 12-05-2017",

}