Multi-agent meeting scheduling: preliminary results

Leonardo Garrido and Katia Sycara
1996 International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS '96), 1996, pp. 95 - 102.


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Abstract
We view meeting scheduling as a distributed task where each agent knows its user's preferences and calendar availability in order to act on behalf of its user. Although we may have some intuitions about how some parameters could aff ect the meeting scheduling effi ciency and meeting quality, we run several experiments in order to explore the tradeoff s between different parameters. Our experiments show how the calendar and preference privacy aff ect the effciency and the meeting joint quality under diff erent experimental scenarios. The results show how the meeting scheduling performance is more stable and constant when agents try to keep their calendar and preference information private. We believe that these parameters play a key role in the distributed meeting scheduling task, specially if we are interested in building distributed systems with truly autonomous and independent agents where there is not a xed control agent.

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Text Reference
Leonardo Garrido and Katia Sycara, "Multi-agent meeting scheduling: preliminary results," 1996 International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS '96), 1996, pp. 95 - 102.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Garrido_1996_2638,
   author = "Leonardo Garrido and Katia Sycara",
   title = "Multi-agent meeting scheduling: preliminary results",
   booktitle = "1996 International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS '96)",
   pages = "95 - 102",
   year = "1996",
}