This work was presented at HAIDM 2015. The 2015 workshop on Human-Agent Interaction Design and Models was co-organised by SmartSociety.
Abstract: We study simulation models of spreading on peer-to-peer communication networks where any peer (or agent) can be the source of information, be it sensory recognition or contextual knowledge. In such a situation the value or quality of information is of key relevance. Questions of trust, provenance and the problem of the interaction pattern arise and are approached by three different algorithms in our paper: (i) “quantitative democracy”, where knowledge is averaged on a meeting (ii) “experience takes all”, where the more experienced (the teacher) overwrites all prior knowledge of the less experienced (the “student”), and (iii) “transitive experience” where not only information but also experience is handed over. We compare these different regimes and identify their tradeoffs.
Keywords: Trust, provenance, self-organization, emergence, collaborative information processing.
Citation: George Kampis and Paul Lukowicz. Collaborative Activity Recognition.