Promoting Cooperation through External Interference

The Anh Han, Long Tran-Thanh, Simon Lynch, Theodor-Ioan Cimpeanu, Francisco C. Santos

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Abstract

The problem of promoting the evolution of cooperativebehaviour within populations of self-regarding individualshas been intensively investigated across diverse fields of be-havioural, social and computational sciences (Nowak, 2006;Perc et al., 2017). In most studies, cooperation is assumed toemerge from the combined actions of participating individ-uals within the populations, without taking into account thepossibility of external interference and how it can be per-formed in a cost-efficient way. However, in many scenar-ios, cooperative behaviours are advocated and promoted byan exogenous decision maker, who is not part of the sys-tem (e.g. the United Nation interferes in political systemsfor conflict resolution or the World Wildlife Fund organ-isation interferes in ecosystems to maintain biodiversity).Thus, a new set of heuristics capable of engineering a de-sired collective behaviour in a self-organised multiagent sys-tem is required. Here we summarize our recent works tobridge this gap, in which we employ theoretical analysis andcomputer simulations based on evolutionary game theory(Nowak, 2006), to study cost-efficient interference strate-gies for enhancing cooperation in the context of cooperationdilemma games, for both well-mixed (Han and Tran-Thanh,2018) and square-lattice structured populations (Han et al.,2018)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationALIFE 2019: The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life
EditorsHarold Fellermann, Jaume Bacardit, Ángel Goñi-Moreno, Rudolf M Füchslin
PublisherMIT Press
Pages331-332
Number of pages2
Edition31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2019
EventThe 2019 Conference on Artificial Life: 2019 International Workshop on Agent-Based Modelling of Human Behaviour (ABMHuB) - Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Jul 20192 Aug 2019
http://abmhub.braintree.com/
https://2019.alife.org/

Publication series

NameArtificial Life Conference Proceedings
Number31

Conference

ConferenceThe 2019 Conference on Artificial Life
Abbreviated titleALIFE 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle
Period29/07/192/08/19
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    Han, T. A., Tran-Thanh, L., Lynch, S., Cimpeanu, T-I., & Santos, F. C. (2019). Promoting Cooperation through External Interference. In H. Fellermann, J. Bacardit, Á. Goñi-Moreno, & R. M. Füchslin (Eds.), ALIFE 2019: The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life (31 ed., pp. 331-332). (Artificial Life Conference Proceedings; No. 31). MIT Press. https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00183