Imperial College London

DrDidacBusquets Font

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Torrent-Fontbona F, López B, Busquets Font D, Pitt JVet al., 2016, Self-organising energy demand allocation through canons of distributive justice in a microgrid., Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol: 52, Pages: 108-118, ISSN: 1873-6769

The energy sector is being driven into a new era where considerable portions of electrical demand will be met through distributed energy resources (DERs). Microgrids have been suggested as a tool for integrating and managing DERs. In this context, we formulate the energy demand allocation problem in order to provide service to a given load. We then propose a dynamic method for agreeing and setting the rules to perform the allocation. The methodology is based on self-organisation and the concept of distributive justice which integrates different principles of fairness represented as legitimate claims. Legitimate claims are implemented as voting functions and are used to determine how the DER requests are satisfied. The method is tested by considering different configurations of DERs, mainly of the renewable type, and comparing them with other allocation methods. Results show that this self-organising allocation method provides a better balance amongst all the representations of justice, but also it is more robust for the external authorities that manipulate the allocation process.

Journal article

Petruzzi PE, Pitt J, Busquets D, 2016, Inter-Institutional Social Capital for Self-Organising 'Nested Enterprises', 10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 90-99, ISSN: 1949-3673

Conference paper

Pitt J, Busquets D, Riveret R, 2015, The pursuit of computational justice in open systems, AI & SOCIETY, Vol: 30, Pages: 359-378, ISSN: 0951-5666

Journal article

Sanderson D, Ratchev S, Kelly E, Busquets D, Pitt Jet al., 2015, Self-Organising Electronic Institutions and Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 15th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, Publisher: ELSEVIER, Pages: 2071-2076, ISSN: 2405-8963

Conference paper

Sanderson D, Antzoulatos N, Chaplin JC, Busquets D, Pitt J, German C, Norbury A, Kelly E, Ratchev Set al., 2015, Advanced Manufacturing: an Industrial Application for Collective Adaptive Systems, 9th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 61-67

Conference paper

Petruzzi PE, Busquets D, Pitt J, 2015, A Generic Social Capital Framework for Optimising Self-Organised Collective Action, 9th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 21-30, ISSN: 1949-3673

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, 2015, Advances in Social Computing and Multiagent Systems - 6th International Workshop on Collaborative Agents Research and Development, CARE 2015 and Second International Workshop on Multiagent Foundations of Social Computing, MFSC 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, May 4, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Publisher: Springer

Conference paper

Pitt J, Busquets D, Macbeth S, 2014, Distributive justice for self-organised common-pool resource management, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, Vol: 9, Pages: 1-24, ISSN: 1556-4665

In this article, we complement Elinor Ostrom’s institutional design principles for enduring common-pool resource management with Nicholas Rescher’s theory of distributive justice based on the canon of legitimate claims. Two of Ostrom’s principles are that the resource allocation method should be congruent with the local environment, and that those affected by the allocation method (the appropriators) should participate in its selection. However, these principles do not say anything explicitly about the fairness of the allocation method or the outcomes it produces: for this, we need a mechanism for distributive justice. Rescher identified a number of different mechanisms, each of which had both its merits and demerits, and instead maintained that distributive justice consisted in identifying the legitimate claims in context, accommodating multiple claims in case of plurality, and reconciling them in case of conflict. Accordingly, we specify a logical axiomatisation of the principles with the canon of legitimate claims, whereby a set of claims is each represented as a voting function, which collectively determine the rank order in which resources are allocated. The appropriators vote on the weight attached to the scoring functions, and so self-organise the allocation method, taking into account both the plurality of and conflict between the claims. Therefore, the appropriators exercise collective choice over the method, and the method itself is congruent with the local environment, taking into account both the resources available and the relative claims of the appropriators. Experiments with a variant of the linear public good game show that this pluralistic self-organising approach produces a better balance of utility and fairness (for agents that comply with the rules of the game) compared to monistic or fixed approaches, provide “fairness over time” (a series of ostensibly unfair individual allocations is revealed to be cumulatively fa

Journal article

Kohler T, Steghoefer J-P, Busquets D, Pitt Jet al., 2014, The Value of Fairness: Trade-offs in Repeated Dynamic Resource Allocation, 8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 1-10, ISSN: 1949-3673

Conference paper

Petruzzi PE, Busquets D, Pitt J, 2014, Visualisation of Social Capital, 8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 189-190, ISSN: 1949-3673

Conference paper

Petruzzi PE, Busquets D, Pitt J, 2014, Self Organising Flexible Demand for Smart Grid, 7th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 22-23

Conference paper

Holland S, Pitt J, Sanderson D, Busquets Det al., 2014, Reasoning and Reflection in the Game of Nomic: Self-Organising Self-Aware Agents with Mutable Rule-Sets, 7th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 102-107

Conference paper

Bofill M, Busquets D, Villaret M, 2014, Reformulation Based MaxSAT Robustness, 20th International Conference on the Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), Publisher: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, Pages: 908-912, ISSN: 0302-9743

Conference paper

Petruzzi PE, Busquets D, Pitt J, 2014, Experiments with Social Capital in Multi-agent Systems, 17th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA), Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, Pages: 18-33, ISSN: 0302-9743

Conference paper

Petruzzi PE, Busquets D, Pitt J, 2014, Social Capital as a Complexity Reduction Mechanism for Decision Making in Large Scale Open Systems, 8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 145-150, ISSN: 1949-3673

Conference paper

Macbeth S, Busquets D, Pitt JV, 2014, System modeling: Principled operationalization of social systems using Presage2., Modeling and Simulation-Based Systems Engineering Handbook, Editors: Gianni, D'Ambrogio, Tolk, Publisher: CRC Press, Pages: 43-66, ISBN: 978-1-4665-7145-7

Book chapter

Riveret R, Artikis A, Busquets D, Pitt Jet al., 2014, Self-governance by Transfiguration: From Learning to Prescriptions., Publisher: Springer, Pages: 177-191

Conference paper

Bofill M, Busquets D, Villaret M, 2014, Reformulation Based MaxSAT Robustness - (Extended Abstract)., Publisher: Springer, Pages: 908-912

Conference paper

Pitt JV, Busquets D, Diaconescu A, Nowak A, Rychwalska A, Roszczynska-Kurasinska Met al., 2014, Algorithmic Self-Governance and the Design of Socio-Technical Systems., Publisher: CEUR-WS.org, Pages: 262-273

Conference paper

Bofill M, Busquets D, Munoz V, Villaret Met al., 2013, Reformulation based MaxSAT robustness, CONSTRAINTS, Vol: 18, Pages: 202-235, ISSN: 1383-7133

Journal article

Sanderson D, Pitt J, Busquets D, 2013, Interactions of Multiple Self-Adaptive Mechanisms in Multi-Agent Systems, 12th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 301-308

Conference paper

Pitt J, Busquets D, Riveret R, 2013, Formal Models of Social Processes: The Pursuit of Computational Justice in Self-Organising Multi-Agent Systems, IEEE 7th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 269-270, ISSN: 1949-3673

Conference paper

Pitt J, Busquets D, Riveret R, 2013, Procedural Justice and 'Fitness for Purpose' of Self-organising Electronic Institutions., Publisher: Springer, Pages: 260-275

Conference paper

Riveret R, Contissa G, Busquets D, Rotolo A, Pitt J, Sartor Get al., 2013, Vicarious reinforcement and ex ante law enforcement, the Fourteenth International Conference, Publisher: ACM Press

Conference paper

Riveret R, Contissa G, Busquets D, Rotolo A, Pitt J, Sartor Get al., 2013, Vicarious reinforcement and ex ante law enforcement: a study in norm-governed learning agents., Publisher: ACM, Pages: 222-226

Conference paper

Riveret R, Busquets D, Pitt J, Contissa G, Rotolo A, Sartor Get al., 2013, A Study of Ex Ante Law Enforcement in Norm-Governed Learning Agents, Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Pages: 157-173, ISSN: 0302-9743

Conference paper

Pitt J, Schaumeier J, Busquets D, Macbeth Set al., 2012, Self-Organising Common-Pool Resource Allocation and Canons of Distributive Justice, 2012 IEEE 6th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE

Conference paper

Macbeth S, Pitt J, Schaumeier J, Busquets Det al., 2012, Animation of Self-Organising Resource Allocation Using Presage2, 2012 IEEE 6th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE

Conference paper

Murillo J, Lopez B, Munoz V, Busquets Det al., 2012, FAIRNESS IN RECURRENT AUCTIONS WITH COMPETING MARKETS AND SUPPLY FLUCTUATIONS, COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, Vol: 28, Pages: 24-50, ISSN: 0824-7935

Journal article

Sanderson D, Busquets D, Pitt J, 2012, A Micro-Meso-Macro Approach to Intelligent Transportation Systems, 6th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 77-82, ISSN: 1949-3673

Conference paper

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