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Effects of Introducing Survival Behaviours into Automated Negotiators

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With the rise of distributed e-commerce in recent years, demand for automated negotiation has increased. In turn, this has facilitated a demand for ever more complex algorithms to conduct these negotiations. As the complexity of these algorithms increases, our ability to reason about and predict their behaviour in an ever larger and more diverse negotiation environment decreases. In addition, with the proliferation of internet-based negotiation, any algorithm also has to contend with potential reliability issues in the underlying message-passing infrastructure. These factors can create problems for building these algorithms, which need to incorporate methods for survival as well as negotiation. This paper proposes a simple yet effective framework for integrating survivability into negotiators, so they are better able to withstand imperfections in their environment. Results of an experiment are provided which show how the stability of a negotiation community is affected by incorporating an example survival behaviour into negotiators operating in an environment developed to support this framework.

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Henderson, Peter, Crouch, Stephen, Walters, Robert and Ni, Qinglai, (2003) Effects of Introducing Survival Behaviours into Automated Negotiators Titsworth, Francis (ed.) At The 27th Annual International Computer Software Applications Conference. 03 - 06 Nov 2003. , pp. 506-512.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Event Dates: 3rd - 6th November
Venue - Dates: The 27th Annual International Computer Software Applications Conference, 2003-11-03 - 2003-11-06
Keywords: e-commerce negotiation enterprise systems
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 258858
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/258858
ISBN: 0-7695-2020-0
PURE UUID: c3996453-ee4a-4e8b-a5d6-0f348638c19b
ORCID for Stephen Crouch: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8985-6814

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Date deposited: 23 Feb 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:29

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Author: Peter Henderson
Author: Stephen Crouch ORCID iD
Author: Robert Walters
Author: Qinglai Ni
Editor: Francis Titsworth

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