Argumentation Schemes for Collaborative Planning

  • Alice Toniolo
  • Timothy J. Norman
  • Katia Sycara
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7047)


We address the collaborative planning problem among agents where they have different objectives and norms. In this context, agreeing on the best course of action to adopt represents a significant challenge. Concurrent actions and causal plan-constraints may lead to conflicts of opinion on what to do. Moreover, individual norms can constrain agent behaviour. We propose an argumentation-based model for deliberative dialogues based on argumentation schemes. This model facilitates agreements about joint plans by enriching the quality of the dialogue through the exchange of relevant information about plan commitments and norms.


Argumentation schemes Practical reasoning Planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alice Toniolo
    • 1
  • Timothy J. Norman
    • 1
  • Katia Sycara
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of AberdeenScotlandUK
  2. 2.Robotics InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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