ANTE: Agreement Negotiation in Normative and Trust-Enabled Environments

  • Henrique Lopes CardosoEmail author
  • Joana Urbano
  • Ana Paula Rocha
  • António J. M. Castro
  • Eugénio Oliveira
Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 8)


The ANTE framework encompasses results of research efforts on three main agreement technology concepts, namely negotiation, normative environments and computational trust. ANTE has been conceived as a general framework with a wide range of applications in mind. This chapter provides an overview of the main guidelines of this project, and explores two application domains for this framework: automated B2B electronic contracting, and disruption management in the context of an airline company operational control.


Negotiation Process Normative Environment Negotiation Protocol Computational Trust Quantifiable Cost 
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This research is supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), under project PTDC/EIA-EIA/104420/2008, and by QREN under project RESPLAN. The authors would also like to thank Pedro Brandão for his work on the implementation of the ANTE prototype.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrique Lopes Cardoso
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joana Urbano
    • 1
  • Ana Paula Rocha
    • 1
  • António J. M. Castro
    • 1
  • Eugénio Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.LIACC, Department of Engineering, Informática, Faculdade de EngenhariaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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