## Abstract

Multiagent systems (MAS) can go down for a
large number of reasons, ranging from system malfunctions
and power failures to malicious attacks.
The placement of agents on nodes is called a deployment
of the MAS. We develop a probabilistic
model of survivability of a deployed MAS and
provide two algorithms to compute the probability
of survival of a deployed MAS. Our probabilistic
model does not make independence assumptions
though such assumptions can be added if so desired.
An optimal deployment of a MAS is one that
maximizes its survival probability. We provide a
mathematical answer to this question, an algorithm
that computes an exact solution to this problem,
as well as several algorithms that quickly compute
approximate solutions to the problem. We have
implemented our algorithms - our implementation
demonstrates that computing deployments can be
done scalably.
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Original language | American English |
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Title of host publication | IJCAI |

State | Published - 2003 |