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Arguing and negotiating in the presence of social influences

Arguing and negotiating in the presence of social influences
Arguing and negotiating in the presence of social influences
When agents operate in a society with incomplete information and with diverse and conflicting influences, they may, in certain instances, lack the knowledge, the motivation and/or the capacity to enact all their commitments. However, to function as a coherent society it is important for these agents to have a means to resolve such conflicts and to come to a mutual understanding about their actions. To this end, argumentation-based negotiation provides agents with an effective means to resolve conflicts within a multi-agent society. However, to engage in such argumentative encounters, agents require four fundamental capabilities; a schema to reason in a social context, a mechanism to identify a suitable set of arguments, a language and a protocol to exchange these arguments, and a decision making functionality to generate such dialogues. This paper presents formulations of all of these capabilities and proposes a coherent framework that allows agents to argue, negotiate, and, thereby, resolve conflicts within a multi-agent society.
Argumentation-based Negotiation, Conflict Resolution.
223-235
Karunatillake, N. C.
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Jennings, N. R.
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Rahwan, I.
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Norman, Timothy
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Karunatillake, N. C.
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Jennings, N. R.
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Rahwan, I.
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Norman, Timothy
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Karunatillake, N. C., Jennings, N. R., Rahwan, I. and Norman, Timothy (2005) Arguing and negotiating in the presence of social influences. At 4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (CEEMAS’05) 4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (CEEMAS’05), Hungary. pp. 223-235.

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Abstract

When agents operate in a society with incomplete information and with diverse and conflicting influences, they may, in certain instances, lack the knowledge, the motivation and/or the capacity to enact all their commitments. However, to function as a coherent society it is important for these agents to have a means to resolve such conflicts and to come to a mutual understanding about their actions. To this end, argumentation-based negotiation provides agents with an effective means to resolve conflicts within a multi-agent society. However, to engage in such argumentative encounters, agents require four fundamental capabilities; a schema to reason in a social context, a mechanism to identify a suitable set of arguments, a language and a protocol to exchange these arguments, and a decision making functionality to generate such dialogues. This paper presents formulations of all of these capabilities and proposes a coherent framework that allows agents to argue, negotiate, and, thereby, resolve conflicts within a multi-agent society.

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Published date: 2005
Venue - Dates: 4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (CEEMAS’05), Hungary, 2005-01-01
Keywords: Argumentation-based Negotiation, Conflict Resolution.
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 260918
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260918
PURE UUID: 05c88c94-15c7-41bb-9c07-5cb456b850b6
ORCID for Timothy Norman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6387-4034

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Date deposited: 26 May 2005
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:19

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