Title: Local voting protocol step-size choice for consensus achievement

Authors: Konstantin Amelin; Natalia Amelina; Yury Ivanskiy; Yuming Jiang

Addresses: Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Saint Petersburg State University, 198504, Universitetskii pr. 28, St. Petersburg, Russia ' Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Saint Petersburg State University, 198504, Universitetskii pr. 28, St. Petersburg, Russia ' Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Saint Petersburg State University, 198504, Universitetskii pr. 28, St. Petersburg, Russia ' Department of Telematics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491, Trondheim, Norway

Abstract: In the paper, a multi-agent network system of different computing nodes is considered. A problem of load balancing in the network is addressed. The problem is formulated as consensus achievement problem and solved via local voting protocol. Agents exchange information about their states in presence of noise in communication channels. For the system operating in noised conditions analytically obtained estimation of control protocol optimal step size value is given. The dependence of the system behaviour on value of control protocol step-size is demonstrated in simulation examples.

Keywords: local voting protocol; step size choice; consensus achievement; load balancing; multi-agent networks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEI.2018.091019

International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics, 2018 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.169 - 181

Received: 07 Dec 2016
Accepted: 20 Oct 2017

Published online: 02 Apr 2018 *

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