F. Lor, L. Lee, and P. de Wilde (UK)
Soccer Agents, Virtual Synchronized Clock.
In most of the multi-agent systems, resource distribution
is one of the major applications. An efficient distribution
control can further improve the results and utilize the
resources among agents. In this paper, we exploit multisoccer agents to tackle with a human resource
management system. By consideration of the soccer
tactics and formation, it can distribute the resources more
evenly. In addition, various local constraints are appended
to evaluate the system. It shows that soccer agents are still
able to produce a better allocation plan compared with
various brute-force and heuristic search algorithms.
Moreover, we describe the implementation issue of both
centralized and decentralized control as the view of coach
and player approach of soccer agents. We also introduce a
new concept of virtual synchronized clock in the
distributed control in order to speed up the decision time
without negotiations among agents.