Architecture for Automated Search and Negotiation in Affiliation among Community Websites and Blogs
In this paper, we present a multi-agent architecture which can reduce user’s load when searching for affiliates in a network of com- munity websites. We give a precise definition of the environment, net- works of community websites. The system’s architecture is designed with scalability and easy interfacing for brokers and matchmakers in mind. We have developed a simulator to see how sites or blogs evolve with affilia- tion. We also show an example of its output results after a 1500-iteration long experiment on a network of community blogs. In our conclusion, we state several applications of critical interest and further research paths on the subject.