Architectures for Negotiating Agents

  • Ronald Ashri
  • Iyad Rahwan
  • Michael Luck
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45023-8_14

Volume 2691 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Ashri R., Rahwan I., Luck M. (2003) Architectures for Negotiating Agents. In: Mařík V., Pěchouček M., Müller J. (eds) Multi-Agent Systems and Applications III. CEEMAS 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2691. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Ashri
    • 1
  • Iyad Rahwan
    • 2
  • Michael Luck
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Electronics and Computer ScienceSouthampton UniversitySouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia