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A Comparison of some Negotiation Algorithms using a Tournament-Based Approach

A Comparison of some Negotiation Algorithms using a Tournament-Based Approach
A Comparison of some Negotiation Algorithms using a Tournament-Based Approach
This paper provides some results and analysis of several negotiation algorithms. We have used a tournament-based approach to evaluation and applied this within a community of Buyers and Sellers in a simulated car hire scenario. An automated negotiation environment has been developed and the various negotiation algorithms made to compete against each other. In a single tournament, each algorithm was used as both a Buyer-negotiator and a Seller-negotiator. Each negotiating algorithm accommodates the parameters for negotiation as a set of desirable goals, represented as examples of product specifications. It was the task of each negotiating algorithm to get the best deal possible from every one of their opposites (i.e. Buyer versus Seller) in the sense of being close to the examples they were given as goals. One algorithm proved to be superior to the others against which it was made to compete.
multi-agent systems automated negotiation enterprise systems
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Henderson, Peter, Crouch, Stephen, Walters, Robert John and Ni, Qinglai , Kowalcyzk, R, Muller, J.P, Tianfield, H and Unland, R (eds.) (2003) A Comparison of some Negotiation Algorithms using a Tournament-Based Approach. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2592, 137-150.

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This paper provides some results and analysis of several negotiation algorithms. We have used a tournament-based approach to evaluation and applied this within a community of Buyers and Sellers in a simulated car hire scenario. An automated negotiation environment has been developed and the various negotiation algorithms made to compete against each other. In a single tournament, each algorithm was used as both a Buyer-negotiator and a Seller-negotiator. Each negotiating algorithm accommodates the parameters for negotiation as a set of desirable goals, represented as examples of product specifications. It was the task of each negotiating algorithm to get the best deal possible from every one of their opposites (i.e. Buyer versus Seller) in the sense of being close to the examples they were given as goals. One algorithm proved to be superior to the others against which it was made to compete.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Event Dates: October 7th-10th, 2002
Venue - Dates: Lecture Notes for Artificial Intelligence: Agent Technologies, Infrastructures, Tools, and Applications for E-Services - Revised Papers of the MALCEB 2002 Conference, Germany, 2002-10-07 - 2002-10-10
Keywords: multi-agent systems automated negotiation enterprise systems
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 257426
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/257426
ISBN: 3-540-00742-3
ISSN: 0302-9743
PURE UUID: 24960c70-3e7d-4dba-b563-b09aa9a9fbdf
ORCID for Stephen Crouch: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8985-6814

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Date deposited: 09 Dec 2003
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:50

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Author: Peter Henderson
Author: Stephen Crouch ORCID iD
Author: Robert John Walters
Author: Qinglai Ni
Editor: R Kowalcyzk
Editor: J.P Muller
Editor: H Tianfield
Editor: R Unland

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