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A Rule-Driven Approach for Defining the Behaviour of Negotiating Software Agents [chapter]

Morad Benyoucef, Hakim Alj, Kim Levy, Rudolf K. Keller
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we propose a rule-driven approach to represent, manage and explore negotiation strategies and coordination information.  ...  To validate our approach, we ran several agent tournaments, and used a rule-driven mechanism to implement bidding strategies that are common in the English and Dutch auctions.  ...  A human negotiator would consult the protocol; a software agent would download it in a usable format (XML for instance). However, the strategies are the responsibility of the negotiator.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-36261-4_16 fatcat:fwqsvzv3erg73e3elubep2w6ru

A Generic Platform for Conducting SLA Negotiations [chapter]

Edwin Yaqub, Philipp Wieder, Constantinos Kotsokalis, Valentina Mazza, Liliana Pasquale, Juan Lambea Rueda, Sergio García Gómez, Augustín Escámez Chimeno
2011 Service Level Agreements for Cloud Computing  
We strive for a generic approach for protocol description and execution that also caters for domain-based rationality and ease of adoption.  ...  In this chapter, we observe the state of the art on negotiations and introduce the generic negotiation platform developed for the SLA@SOI framework.  ...  The process is defined as a series of activities and phases; protocols are defined by means of rules and restrictions on negotiation activities.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-1614-2_12 fatcat:zxzb2tpnrje3dgkf62isb6id6u

A generic framework for simulation of supply networks with bargaining agents [chapter]

N. B. Szirbik, G. R. Wagner, J. A. Poutré
2003 Collaborative Systems for Production Management  
Because we use negotiation as a basis for agent-to-agent interaction, we specialise the AOR concepts in order to have a better mapping with the problems of supply network simulation.  ...  In this paper we present the main aspects of the problem of simulation of a supply chain using an agent-based system.  ...  Each institutional agent will be provided with a set of software agents, mainly for the negotiation process, but also for planning.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35698-3_23 fatcat:63wh6kj5zfem7j2b3dmkhnhyey

Multiagent System Engineering: The Coordination Viewpoint [chapter]

Paolo Ciancarini, Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli
2000 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A simple example in the area of conference management is assumed as a case study to clarify the concepts expressed.  ...  The paper focuses on the design of multiagent systems and argues that traditional approaches fall short when dealing with complex multiagent systems.  ...  These approaches assume that the full understanding of multiagent systems calls for a comprehensive theoretical setting for agent societies, defining what is the world where agents live and socialise,  ... 
doi:10.1007/10719619_19 fatcat:i2kcqullovdszjddzqduktueme

Open Negotiation Environment: An Open Source Self-Learning Decentralised Negotiation Framework for Digital Ecosystems

Luigi Telesca, Jason Finnegan, Pierfranco Ferronato, Paul Malone, Francesco Ricci, Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva
2007 2007 Inaugural IEEE-IES Digital EcoSystems and Technologies Conference  
The process of negotiation and contracting of complex services that can be provided in a cooperative manner by member companies of the ecosystem is an essential binding element among them.  ...  of a single company.  ...  As we noted above, negotiation software agents (NSA) may take over well-defined and structured activities in a negotiation but it is not necessary (or useful) for the agents to handle all the tasks [xiv  ... 
doi:10.1109/dest.2007.371968 fatcat:3eoc3ucfcrainath4cs7dwitfa

Progress in multi-agent systems research

OMER RANA, CHRIS PREIST, MICHAEL LUCK
2000 Knowledge engineering review (Print)  
As a way of developing re-usable, extensible, understandable and efficient software, he emphasised the importance of the negotiation concept between agents and related the need for this approach within  ...  The developer specifies local behaviours for each entity, and does not know, or cannot define, the combined behaviour of the community of such entities.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0269888900003040 fatcat:gjjfq7lf7ve5rgodn3z7ib3moa

A federation–agent–workflow simulation framework for virtual organisation development

Hai Zhuge, Jian Chen, Yulin Feng, Xiaoqing Shi
2002 Information & Management  
Domain organisation is simulated by the multi-level agents whose behaviour are driven by a nested-workflow mechanism.  ...  It consists of a federation-agentworkflow (FAW) model, a set of rules for establishing the mapping from the domain into the virtual organisation, a set of management services, and a macro development process  ...  In the software development field, the agent concept has also been used to establish a dynamic system model [16] , but such development models are defined from the viewpoint of software.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0378-7206(01)00100-8 fatcat:ynu45uidk5hjrddqrwehkp25tm

Coordinating negotiations in data-intensive collaborative working environments using an agent-based model-driven platform

Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Adina Cretan, Carlos Coutinho, Carlos Agostinho, Ben Bratu
2018 Enterprise Information Systems  
Acknowledgment The authors wish to acknowledge the support of the European Commission through the funding of the H2020 C2NET project for their support, interaction and contribution in the development of  ...  the business case that is presented on this paper.  ...  In the same context, Stojanov et al. (2018) present a solution for extending a model of data-driven software systems with a software change request service.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17517575.2018.1521998 fatcat:osvvwchu4zavvbkf47jrpsibga

Automated Negotiation in E Commerce: Protocol Relevance and Improvement Techniques

S.R.Vij, D.Mukhopadhyay, Dr.A.J.Agrawal
2019 Computers Materials & Continua  
Although negotiation is an intrinsic nature of human psyche, it is very complex phenomenon to implement using computing and internet for the various purposes in E Commerce.  ...  and strategies or set of rules/protocols to be implemented and how they can be relevantly implemented.  ...  for a single agent can become Minimum utility for opponent agent, and therefore the chance of join decision is low.  ... 
doi:10.32604/cmc.2019.08417 fatcat:fjba2sj5zfe6xppwu4sta4vg5i

Case Studies for Education in Robotics: From Serious Games to "Technology to Teach Technology" Platforms [chapter]

Monica Drăgoicea, Theodor Borangiu
2015 Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing  
The multi-agent approach is used as a test bed for case studies development.  ...  The last section of the paper gives the structure of a specific case study in mobile robotics, along with the Presage2 multi-agent platform.  ...  Table 1 defines the elementary behaviours and general rules triggering these behaviours, which are sequenced to form a complete strategy; each agent selects from a set of behavioural assemblages to complete  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21290-6_25 fatcat:zh3f5u43jnaxjfvytsbea6xwd4

A multiuser groupware calendar system based on agent tools and technology

A. Grosso, C. Vecchiola, M. Coccoli, A. Boccalatte
2005 Proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, 2005.  
The core of the proposed GCS system is a Multiagent infrastructure which manages the shared calendar and drives the process of arranging meeting in an effective way.  ...  The MATT system provides users with a shared calendar service by preserving the right to the privacy and also by presenting features for arranging meetings automatically.  ...  The template defining a Hierarchy Master agent contains a Rules Knowledge Unit to hold the new rules for the hierarchical model and an Update Structure Behaviour to introduce these rules (adding users,  ... 
doi:10.1109/iscst.2005.1553306 dblp:conf/cts/GrossoVCB05 fatcat:emle5q2zqbgd5a7nmyq4gmu35m

Pasitikėjimo užtikrinimo metodai automatiniu būdu sudarant elektronines pasaulinio saityno paslaugų gavimo sutartis

Marius Šaučiūnas, Albertas Čaplinskas
2011 Informacijos mokslai  
It presents also a critical analysis of the proposed approaches and summarizes their challenges and drawbacks.  ...  The paper familiarizes with details of the trust negotiation problem and with the approaches that have been proposed to solve this problem.  ...  For example, production rules can be used instead of ECA rules. While the execution of the ECA rules system is event-driven, the execution of the production rules system is state-driven.  ... 
doi:10.15388/im.2011.0.3146 fatcat:t7ia72ckwva5fcnsn5xgursqv4

Introductory Chapter: Multi-Agent Systems [chapter]

Jorge Rocha, Inês Boavida-Portugal, Eduardo Gomes
2017 Multi-agent Systems  
Most authors agree that although there are multiple definitions of the term 'agent', several attributes can be pointed out such as heterogeneity, autonomy, capacity to process and  ...  The objective of an ABM is to search for descriptive insights into the agents' (not necessarily intelligent) collective behaviour following simple rules (typical of natural systems) rather than solving  ...  Introduction Agents, or more precisely intelligent agents, are a novel paradigm for software applications development, supporting the simulation of complex individual interactions.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.70241 fatcat:o6pz564dofh2zgpcba2gf6rgse

Interoperability Middleware for Federated Business Services in Web-Pilarcos

Lea Kutvonen, Toni Ruokolainen, Janne Metso
2007 International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems  
The approach is a federated one: All business services are developed independently, and the B2B middleware services are used to ensure that technical, semantic, and pragmatic interoperability is maintained  ...  The web-Pilarcos B2B middleware is designed for lowering the cost of collaboration establishment and to facilitate management and maintenance of networks.  ...  For each role, assignment rules define additional requirements for the service offer that can be accepted to fulfill it, and conformance rules determine limits for acceptable behaviour during the eCommunity  ... 
doi:10.4018/jeis.2007010101 fatcat:gh6ckzjqrfgwjkj6ko2cepfvza

Agent Societies: Towards Frameworks-Based Design [chapter]

Virginia Dignum, Hans Weigand, Lai Xu
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We present a global methodology for the design of agent societies that takes the organisational perspective as starting point and specifies the development steps for the design and development of an agent-based  ...  Our approach is to provide a generic frame that directly relates to the organisational perception of the problem. Existing methodologies can be used for the development and modelling of each step.  ...  This will inform the choice of a specific design methodology for the specification of the behaviour of the agent system.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-70657-7_3 fatcat:lygbhzge35bidfs6wmvrfbh7yi
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