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Interest-Based Negotiation for Policy-Regulated Asset Sharing

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Resources sharing is an important but complex problem to be solved. The problem is exacerbated in a coalition context due to policy constraints, that reflect concerns regarding security, privacy and performance to name a few, placed on the resources. Thus, to effectively share resources, members of a coalition need to negotiate on policies and at times refine them to meet the needs of the operating environment. Towards achieving this goal, in this work we propose and evaluate a novel policy negotiation mechanism based on the interest-based negotiation paradigm. Interest-based negotiation, promotes collaboration when compared with the traditional, position-based negotiation approaches.


  • Policy Language
  • Negotiation Process
  • Policy Rule
  • Policy Negotiation
  • Asset Owner

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    Note that the term policy refinement herein refers to a different process than the policy refinement in [25], which describes the process of interpreting more general, business layer policies to more specific, system layer ones.


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This research was sponsored by the US Army Research Laboratory and the UK Ministry of Defense and was accomplished under Agreement Number W911NF-06-3-0001. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the US Army Research Laboratory, the US Government, the UK Ministry of Defense or the UK Government. The US and UK Governments are authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Government purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation hereon.

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Parizas, C., De Mel, G., Preece, A.D., Sensoy, M., Calo, S.B., Pham, T. (2016). Interest-Based Negotiation for Policy-Regulated Asset Sharing. In: Dignum, V., Noriega, P., Sensoy, M., Sichman, J. (eds) Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems XI. COIN 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 9628. Springer, Cham.

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