Augmenting Multi-agent Negotiation in Interconnected Freight Transport Using Complex Networks Analysis

  • Alex BecheruEmail author
  • Costin Bădică
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11537)


This paper proposes the use of computational methods of Complex Networks Analysis to augment the capabilities of broker agents involved in multi agent freight transport negotiation. We have developed an experimentation environment that enabled us to obtain compelling arguments suggesting that using our proposed approach, the broker is able to apply more effective negotiation strategies for gaining longer term benefits, than those offered by the standard Iterated Contract Net negotiation approach. The proposed negotiation strategies take effect on the entire population of biding agents and are driven by market inspired purposes like for example breaking monopolies and supporting agents with diverse transportation capabilities.


Complex Networks Analysis Automated negotiation Multi Agent Systems Iterated Contract Net 



This work was supported by QFORIT programme, University of Craiova, 2017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computers and Information TechnologyUniversity of CraiovaCraiovaRomania

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