The paper "Multiagent Systems and Distributed Constraint Reasoning for Regulatory Mechanism Design in Water Management” by Matteo Giuliani
, Andrea Castelletti
, Francesco Amigoni
and Ximing Cai
has been selected as the 2016 Best Research Paper
on the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
by the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE).
The paper proposes a new decision analytic framework which helps the community develop more realistic models of water management systems with multiple decision makers who follow their own interests. The proposed method helps understanding the difference and trade-off between acceptability (stability) and optimality of a solution, which is essential to developing regulatory mechanisms for implementing optimal solutions in multi-agent systems. The prize was awarded at the 2016 ASCE-EWRI Conference
in West Miami Beach, FL.
More here http://ascelibrary.org/journal/jwrmd5