Distributed Problem Solving

William Yeoh, Makoto Yokoo

Abstract


Distributed problem solving is a subfield within multiagent systems, where agents are assumed to be part of a team and collaborate with each other to reach a common goal. In this article, we illustrate the motivations for distributed problem solving and provide an overview of two distributed problem solving models, namely distributed constraint satisfaction problems (DCSPs) and distributed constraint optimization problems (DCOPs), and some of their algorithms.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v33i3.2429

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