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Type of publication:Inproceedings
Entered by:NW
TitleThe Hidden Dangers of Experimenting in Distributed AI
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Booktitle Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2006)
Year published 2006
Month May
Pages 1320-1322
Location 8-12 May 2006, Future University, Hakodate, Japan
Note Long version with appendices as PDF (paper is first three pages)
Keywords agents,experimentation
Abstract
Research on multi-agent systems frequently involves experiments with agents, including situations where humans engage in interactions with agents. Consequently, the field of experimental (human) sciences becomes more and more relevant. This paper clarifies how things can and often do go wrong in distributed AI experiments. We show the flaws in methodological design in existing literature (both with and without humans) and work out an example involving human test-subjects to introduce the fundamental issues of experimental design. Furthermore, we provide researchers with an approach to improve their experimental design. We wish to stimulate researchers to conduct better experiments which will benefit us all.
Authors
Smit, Annika
Kempen, Masja
Meyer, Andre
Wijngaards, Niek
Editors
Stone, P
Weiss, G
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AAMAS2006_HiddenDangersExpAI_longversion.pdf
 
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