Aspects of Coordinating the Bidding Strategy in Concurrent One-to-Many Negotiation

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 214)

Abstract

Automated negotiation is an important mechanism of interaction between software agents and has been an active research area for more than a decade. When the automated negotiation process involves multiple agents, the problem of interdependency between the actions of agents during negotiation arises and consequently, a coordination mechanism becomes an essential part of the negotiation process. One of the important characteristics of a negotiating agent is its bidding strategy. This work addresses the problem of coordinating the bidding strategy of an agent negotiating concurrently with multiple agents (i.e., one-to-many negotiation) and discusses different interdependency factors affecting it.

Keywords

Multiagent systems Bidding strategy Negotiation  Coordination 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was partially supported by Smart Services CRC.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khalid Mansour
    • 1
  • Ryszard Kowalczyk
    • 1
  • Michal Wosko
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ICTSwinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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