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Multi-Agent Systems and Applications III

Volume 2691 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 136-146

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Architectures for Negotiating Agents

  • Ronald AshriAffiliated withDept of Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton University
  • , Iyad RahwanAffiliated withDepartment of Information Systems, University of Melbourne
  • , Michael LuckAffiliated withDept of Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton University

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Abstract

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.