Evaluating the Effect of Utility-based Decision Making in Collective Adaptive Systems

Vasilios Andrikopoulos, Marina Bitsaki, Santiago Goméz Sáez, Michael Hahn, Dimka Karastoyanova, Giorgos Koutras, Alina Psycharaki

Abstract

Utility, defined as the perceived satisfaction with a service, provides the ideal means for decision making on the level of individual entities and collectives participating in a large-scale dynamic system. Previous works have already introduced the concept into the area of collective adaptive systems, and have discussed what is the necessary infrastructure to support the realization of the involved theoretical concepts into actual decision making. In this work we focus on two aspects. First, we provide a concrete utility model for a case study that is part of a larger research project. Second, we incorporate this model into our implementation of the proposed architecture. More importantly, we design and execute an experiment that aims to empirically evaluate the use of utility for decision making by comparing it against simpler decision making mechanisms.

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Andrikopoulos V., Bitsaki M., Sáez S., Hahn M., Karastoyanova D., Koutras G. and Psycharaki A. (2016). Evaluating the Effect of Utility-based Decision Making in Collective Adaptive Systems . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 2: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-758-182-3, pages 39-47. DOI: 10.5220/0005918500390047


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@conference{closer16,
author={Vasilios Andrikopoulos and Marina Bitsaki and Santiago Goméz Sáez and Michael Hahn and Dimka Karastoyanova and Giorgos Koutras and Alina Psycharaki},
title={Evaluating the Effect of Utility-based Decision Making in Collective Adaptive Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 2: CLOSER,},
year={2016},
pages={39-47},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005918500390047},
isbn={978-989-758-182-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 2: CLOSER,
TI - Evaluating the Effect of Utility-based Decision Making in Collective Adaptive Systems
SN - 978-989-758-182-3
AU - Andrikopoulos V.
AU - Bitsaki M.
AU - Sáez S.
AU - Hahn M.
AU - Karastoyanova D.
AU - Koutras G.
AU - Psycharaki A.
PY - 2016
SP - 39
EP - 47
DO - 10.5220/0005918500390047