An algorithm that performs asynchronous backtracking on distributed CSPs, with dynamic ordering of agents is proposed, ABT\_DO. Agents propose reorderings of lower priority agents and send these proposals whenever they send assignment messages. Changes of ordering triggers a different computation of Nogoods. The dynamic ordered asynchronous backtracking algorithm uses polynomial space, similarly to standard ABT. The ABT\_DO algorithm with three different ordering heuristics is compared to standard ABT on randomly generated DisCSPs. A Nogood-triggered heuristic, inspired by dynamic backtracking, is found to outperform static order ABT by a large factor in run-time and improve the network load.
- Distributed AI
- Distributed Constraint satisfaction