Sierra, C., Faratin, P. and Jennings, N. R.
A Service-Oriented Negotiation Model Between Autonomous Agents.
In, 8th European Workshop on Modelling Autonomous Agents in a Multi-Agent World (MAAMAW-97), Ronneby, Sweden,
We present a formal model of negotiation between autonomous agents. The purpose of the negotiation is to reach an agreement about the provision of a service by one agent for another. The model defines a range of strategies and tactics that agents can employ to generate initial offers, evaluate proposals and offer counter proposals. The model is based on computationally tractable assumptions and is demonstrated in the domain of business process management. Initial proofs about the convergence of negotiation are also presented.
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