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Intrusiveness, Trust and Argumentation: Using Automated Negotiation to Inhibit the Transmission of Disruptive Information

Intrusiveness, Trust and Argumentation: Using Automated Negotiation to Inhibit the Transmission of Disruptive Information
Intrusiveness, Trust and Argumentation: Using Automated Negotiation to Inhibit the Transmission of Disruptive Information
The question of how to promote the growth and diffusion of information has been extensively addressed by a wide research community. A common assumption underpinning most studies is that the information to be transmitted is useful and of high quality. In this paper, we endorse a complementary perspective. We investigate how the growth and diffusion of high quality information can be managed and maximized by preventing, dampening and minimizing the diffusion of low quality, unwanted information. To this end, we focus on the conflict between pervasive computing environments and the joint activities undertaken in parallel local social contexts. When technologies for distributed activities (e.g. mobile technology) develop, both artifacts and services that enable people to participate in non-local contexts are likely to intrude on local situations. As a mechanism for minimizing the intrusion of the technology, we develop a computational model of argumentation-based negotiation among autonomous agents. A key component in the model is played by trust: what arguments are used and how they are evaluated depend on how trustworthy the agents judge one another. To gain an insight into the implications of the model, we conduct a number of virtual experiments. Results enable us to explore how intrusiveness is affected by trust, the negotiation network and the agents' abilities of conducting argumentation.
Panzarasa, P.
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Ramchurn, S. D.
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Jennings, Nick
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Panzarasa, P.
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Ramchurn, S. D.
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Jennings, Nick
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Panzarasa, P., Ramchurn, S. D. and Jennings, Nick (2002) Intrusiveness, Trust and Argumentation: Using Automated Negotiation to Inhibit the Transmission of Disruptive Information. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Social and Organizational Systems, Pittsburgh, PA.

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The question of how to promote the growth and diffusion of information has been extensively addressed by a wide research community. A common assumption underpinning most studies is that the information to be transmitted is useful and of high quality. In this paper, we endorse a complementary perspective. We investigate how the growth and diffusion of high quality information can be managed and maximized by preventing, dampening and minimizing the diffusion of low quality, unwanted information. To this end, we focus on the conflict between pervasive computing environments and the joint activities undertaken in parallel local social contexts. When technologies for distributed activities (e.g. mobile technology) develop, both artifacts and services that enable people to participate in non-local contexts are likely to intrude on local situations. As a mechanism for minimizing the intrusion of the technology, we develop a computational model of argumentation-based negotiation among autonomous agents. A key component in the model is played by trust: what arguments are used and how they are evaluated depend on how trustworthy the agents judge one another. To gain an insight into the implications of the model, we conduct a number of virtual experiments. Results enable us to explore how intrusiveness is affected by trust, the negotiation network and the agents' abilities of conducting argumentation.

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Published date: 2002
Venue - Dates: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Social and Organizational Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002-01-01
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 272014
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272014
PURE UUID: 8834c78d-b819-46b3-adcc-cfe5d4cbf630
ORCID for S. D. Ramchurn: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9686-4302

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Date deposited: 12 Feb 2011 15:36
Last modified: 30 Sep 2020 01:36

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Author: P. Panzarasa
Author: S. D. Ramchurn ORCID iD
Author: Nick Jennings

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