Date Added: Nov 2011
In any Multi-Agent System (MAS) where agents must rely on each other in order to achieve individual or shared goals, the issue of trust is important. How does one agent decide whether or not to rely on another, particular agent to perform a task? This and other related questions are at the forefront of recent research into trust and reputation in MAS. One area not deeply explored is the effect of the MAS environment itself on trust decisions.