Avatar Arena: Virtual Group-Dynamics in Multi-character Negotiation Scenarios

  • Markus Schmitt
  • Thomas Rist
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2792)


We aim to model and simulate some aspects of group dynamics as found in negotiation dialogues among humans. We first introduce Avatar Arena, a test-bed for the simulation of negotiation dialogues among characters that have (i) attitudes towards their communication partners, (ii) attitudes to certain subject matters relevant in a certain negotiation domain, and (iii) beliefs about another character’s attitudes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Schmitt
    • 1
  • Thomas Rist
    • 1
  1. 1.DFKI GmbHSaarbrückenGermany

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