Argumentation-Based Multi-agent Dialogues for Deliberation

  • Yuqing Tang
  • Simon Parsons
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4049)


This paper presents an argumentation-based approach to deliberation, the process by which two or more agents reach a consensus on a course of action. The kind of deliberation that we are interested in is a process that combines both the selection of an overall goal, the reduction of this goal into sub-goals, and the formation of a plan to achieve the overall goal. We develop a mechanism for doing this, describe how this mechanism can be integrated into a system of argumentation to provide a sound and complete deliberation system, and show how the same process can be achieved through a multi-agent dialogue.


Multiagent System Atomic Action Argumentation System Commitment Store Valid Plan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuqing Tang
    • 1
  • Simon Parsons
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceGraduate Center, City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information ScienceBrooklyn College, City University of New YorkBrooklynUSA

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