Distant Group Responsibility in Multi-agent Systems

Vahid Yazdanpanah, Mehdi Dastani

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In this paper, we introduce a specific form of graded group responsibility called “distant responsibility” and provides a formal analysis for this concept in multi-agent settings. This concept of responsibility is formalized in concurrent structures based on the power of agent groups in such structures. A group of agents is called responsible for a state of affairs by a number of collective decision steps if there exists a strategy for the agent group to preclude the specified state of affairs in the given number of steps. Otherwise, the group is partially responsible based on its maximum contribution to fully responsible groups. We argue that the notion of distant responsibility is applicable as a managerial decision support tool for allocation of limited resources in multi-agent organizations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRIMA 2016: Princiles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems: 19th International Conference, Phuket, Thailand, August 22-26, 2016, Proceedings
EditorsMatteo Baldoni, Amit K. Chopra, Tran Cao Son, Katsutoshi Hirayama, Paolo Torroni
Place of PublicationPhuket, Thailand
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-44832-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-44831-2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2016
Event19th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 22 Aug 201626 Aug 2016
Conference number: 19th

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference19th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems
Abbreviated titlePRIMA 2016
Internet address


  • METIS-317775
  • IR-101134

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