Decision-Theoretic Proactive Communication in Multi-Agent Teamwork Conference Paper uri icon


  • Despite the significant progress in multi-agent communication decision, existing research does not address two important issues: 1) how to optimize timing and currency of communication when dealing with dynamically changing information, and 2) what kinds of communication decision interdependency exist in a team and how this interdependency impacts a single agent's communication decision. To provide a more comprehensive solution to the communication problem, we present a new model, DTPC (Decision-Theoretic Proactive Communication), which uses statistical analysis of information production and need of team members and a dynamic decision-theoretic determination of communication policies. We show experimentally how DTPC decreases communication load while improving performance of distributed teamwork. © 2005 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, Y. u., Ioerger, T. R., & Volz, R. A.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • January 2005