A simulation of disagreement for control of rational cheating in peer review
by Francisco Grimaldo and Mario Paolucci
ABSTRACT. We present an agent-based model of peer review built on three entities - the paper, the scientist and the conference. The systems is implemented on a BDI platform (Jason) that allows us to define a rich model of scoring, evaluating and selecting papers for conferences. Some of the reviewers apply a strategy (called “rational cheating”) aimed to prevent papers better than their own to be accepted. We show how a programme committee update based on disagreement control can remove them.
KEYWORDS. Artificial social systems, Peer Review, Agent-based simulation, Trust reliability and reputation
Available at: http://www.scs-europe.net/conf/ecms2012/ecms2012%20accepted%20papers/sdcb_ECMS_0088.pdf