Negotiating Agent: Concept, Architecture and Communication Model

  • Mukun Cao
  • Yuqiang Feng
  • Yan Li
  • Chunyan Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3930)


Traditional research in automated negotiation focuses on negotiation protocol and strategy. This paper studies automated negotiation from a new point, proposes a novel concept, namely negotiating agent, argues its significance in construction of automated negotiation system; designs its architecture, which can support both goal-directed reasoning and reactive response. In order to construct an interaction mechanism among negotiating agents, a communication model is proposed, in which the negotiation language used by agents is defined. Design of the communication model and the language has been attempted in such a way so as to provide general support for a wide variety of commercial negotiation circumstances, and therefore to be particularly suitable for electronic commerce. Finally, the design and expression of the negotiation ontology are discussed.


Communication Model Belief Base Negotiation Strategy Negotiation Protocol Agent Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mukun Cao
    • 1
  • Yuqiang Feng
    • 1
  • Yan Li
    • 1
  • Chunyan Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Management Information SystemHarbin Institute of TechnologyHeilongjiangChina
  2. 2.Beijing Institute of Information ControlBeijingChina

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