Architectures for Negotiating Agents
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Automated negotiation is gaining interest, but issues relating to the construction of negotiating agent architectures have not been addressed sufficiently. Towards this end, we present a novel agent construction model that enables the development of a range of agent architectures based on a common set of building blocks. In this paper we identify the fundamental components needed for two generic classes of negotiating agents: simple negotiators and argumentative negotiators, and use our model to describe them. We demonstrate how the model allows us to reuse fundamental components across these negotiation architectures.
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- Architectures for Negotiating Agents
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- Multi-Agent Systems and Applications III
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- 3rd International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, CEEMAS 2003 Prague, Czech Republic, June 16–18, 2003 Proceedings
- pp 136-146
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- 1. Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Dept. of Cybernetics, Czech Technical University
- 2. Siemens AG
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- 5. Dept of Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton University, Southampton, UK
- 6. Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
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