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Negotiation in Multi-Agent Systems

Negotiation in Multi-Agent Systems
Negotiation in Multi-Agent Systems
In systems composed of multiple autonomous agents, negotiation is a key form of interaction that enables groups of agents to arrive at a mutual agreement regarding some belief, goal or plan, for example. Particularly because the agents are autonomous and cannot be assumed to be benevolent, agents must influence others to convince them to act in certain ways, and negotiation is thus critical for managing such inter-agent dependencies. The process of negotiation may be of many different forms, such as auctions, protocols in the style of the contract net, and argumentation, but it is unclear just how sophisticated the agents or the protocols for interaction must be for successful negotiation in different contexts. All these issues were raised in the panel session on negotiation.
285-289
Beer, M.
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d'Inverno, M.
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Jennings, N. R.
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Luck, M.
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Preist, C.
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Luck, M.
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Beer, M., d'Inverno, M., Jennings, N. R., Luck, M., Preist, C. and Schroeder, M. (1999) Negotiation in Multi-Agent Systems. Knowledge Engineering Review, 14 (3), 285-289.

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In systems composed of multiple autonomous agents, negotiation is a key form of interaction that enables groups of agents to arrive at a mutual agreement regarding some belief, goal or plan, for example. Particularly because the agents are autonomous and cannot be assumed to be benevolent, agents must influence others to convince them to act in certain ways, and negotiation is thus critical for managing such inter-agent dependencies. The process of negotiation may be of many different forms, such as auctions, protocols in the style of the contract net, and argumentation, but it is unclear just how sophisticated the agents or the protocols for interaction must be for successful negotiation in different contexts. All these issues were raised in the panel session on negotiation.

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Published date: 1999
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 253858
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/253858
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Date deposited: 07 Sep 2000
Last modified: 30 Jul 2019 19:03

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