Design of an incentive decision method for an agriculture information sharing system

Joji Toshima, Akiko Takahashi

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Abstract

In Japan, agriculture is facing a crisis due to the aging of farmers and the shortage of successors. In addition, there is much work in agriculture based on know-how that new farmers cannot get easily; therefore, some new farmers give up farming after a few years. Consequently, it is necessary to share the know-how with new farmers. However, it is difficult to positively share the know-how due to the difficulty of verbalizing the know-how. Therefore, it is necessary to provide the know-how providers with an incentive. In this paper, we propose an incentive decision method using auto-negotiation while considering the intentions of the know-how providers. This method consists of agents that have utility functions, which express the intentions of farmers and a service. The performances of our method are investigated by simulation experiments. Specifically, we verify that the method collects more high-quality know-how while giving a lower incentive. Our results indicate that the proposed method better performs compared to the other simple methods we assume in the experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 6th International Symposium on Computing and Networking Workshops, CANDARW 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages529-533
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538691847
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 26
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Symposium on Computing and Networking Workshops, CANDARW 2018 - Takayama, Japan
Duration: 2018 Nov 272018 Nov 30

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 6th International Symposium on Computing and Networking Workshops, CANDARW 2018

Conference

Conference6th International Symposium on Computing and Networking Workshops, CANDARW 2018
CountryJapan
CityTakayama
Period18/11/2718/11/30

Keywords

  • Agriculture information
  • Auto-negotiation
  • Incentive
  • Information sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Toshima, J., & Takahashi, A. (2018). Design of an incentive decision method for an agriculture information sharing system. In Proceedings - 2018 6th International Symposium on Computing and Networking Workshops, CANDARW 2018 (pp. 529-533). [8590957] (Proceedings - 2018 6th International Symposium on Computing and Networking Workshops, CANDARW 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CANDARW.2018.00103