Exploring the Strategy Space of Negotiating Agents

A Framework for Bidding, Learning and Accepting in Automated Negotiation

  • Tim¬†Baarslag

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Tim Baarslag
    Pages 1-14
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    Pages 71-89
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 215-276

About this book


This book reports on an outstanding thesis that has significantly advanced the state-of-the-art in the area of automated negotiation. It gives new practical and theoretical insights into the design and evaluation of automated negotiators. It describes an innovative negotiating agent framework that enables systematic exploration of the space of possible negotiation strategies by recombining different agent components. Using this framework, new and effective ways are formulated for an agent to learn, bid, and accept during a negotiation. The findings have been evaluated in four annual instantiations of the International Automated Negotiating Agents Competition (ANAC), the results of which are also outlined here. The book also describes several methodologies for evaluating and comparing negotiation strategies and components, with a special emphasis on performance and accuracy measures.


Opponent Modeling in Negotiation Negotiation Competition Negotiation Acceptance Strategy Component-based Automated Negotiator Modeling Techniques in Negotiation Optimal Concession Curves Decision Support Systems for Automated Negotiation Negotiation Support Systems Bilateral Negotiations Automated Negotiating Agents Competitions (ANAC)

Authors and affiliations

  • Tim¬†Baarslag
    • 1
  1. 1.Fac Elec Engg, Maths&CS, Dept of IS, IIGDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28242-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28243-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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