Conceptual Framework for Design of Service Negotiation in Disaster Management Applications

  • Costin Bădică
  • Mihnea Scafeş
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 325)

Abstract

Interactions between stakeholders providing their services in disaster management might involve negotiations for optimal selection of service providers. In this paper we propose a conceptual framework for designing cooperative multi-issue one-to-many service negotiations. The framework allows us to define: negotiation protocols, negotiation subject, properties of negotiation subject issues, deal spaces, and utility functions of participant agents. We also consider a simple example of how this framework can be instantiated to particular negotiation in a disaster management information system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Costin Bădică
    • 1
  • Mihnea Scafeş
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Engineering DepartmentUniversity of CraiovaCraiovaRomania

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