Deliberative Argumentation for Smart Environments

  • Juan Carlos Nieves
  • Esteban Guerrero
  • Jayalakshmi Baskar
  • Helena Lindgren
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8861)


In this paper, an argumentation-based deliberative approach for fusing contextual information obtained from heterogeneous sources using a multi-agent system is introduced. The system is characterized by three different agents: an Environment Agent, an Activity Agent and a Coach Agent. These agents consider data from heterogenous sources of data. As a method for aggregating data and supporting decision-making, so-called agreement rules are instrumental in the argumentation-based deliberative method. The aggregation rules will be associated to specific beliefs related to the services of each agent.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Carlos Nieves
    • 1
  • Esteban Guerrero
    • 1
  • Jayalakshmi Baskar
    • 1
  • Helena Lindgren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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