Parsons, S. D. and Jennings, N. R.
Neogotiation Through Argumentation - A Preliminary Report.
In, 2nd Int. Conf. on Multi-Agent Systems, Kyoto, Japan,
The need for negotiation in multi-agent systems stems from the requirement for agents to solve the problems posed by their interdependence on one another. Negotiation provides a solution to these problems by giving the agents the means to resolve their conflicting objectives, correct inconsistencies in their knowledge of other agents' world view, a coordinate a joint approach to domain tasks which benefits all the agents concerned. We propose a framework, based upon a system of argumentation, which permits agents to negotiate to establish acceptable ways to solve problems.
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