Communication- and Computation- Bounded Agents in Multi-agent Simulations

  • Michal Čáp
  • Jiří Vokřínek
  • Antonín Komenda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6867)


This paper proposes a mechanism for simulating limited communication bandwidth and processing power available to an agent in multi-agent simulations. Although there exist dedicated tools able to simulate computer networks, most multi-agent platforms lack support for this kind of resource allocation. We target such multi-agent platforms and offer an easy method to implement the missing functionality by the agent designer. The introduced method assigns two additional message buffers to each agent, which are used to (i) limit the number of messages an agent is able to send in one simulation round, and (ii) limit the number of messages an agent is able to process in one simulation round.


Processing Power Message Size Incoming Message Communication Bandwidth Agent Platform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michal Čáp
    • 1
  • Jiří Vokřínek
    • 1
  • Antonín Komenda
    • 1
  1. 1.Agent Technology Center Gerstner Laboratory – Agent Technology Center Department of Cybernetics Faculty of Electrical EngineeringCzech Technical UniversityPraha 6Czech Republic

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