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When Will Negotiation Agents Be Able to Represent Us? The Challenges and Opportunities for Autonomous Negotiators

Tim Baarslag, Michael Kaisers, Enrico H. Gerding, Catholijn M. Jonker, Jonathan Gratch
2017 Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
We relate the automated negotiation research agenda to dimensions of autonomy and distill three major themes that we believe will propel autonomous negotiation forward: accurate representation, long-term  ...  Much research has thus been expended to create agents that are able to negotiate in an abundance of circumstances.  ...  Acknowledgments This research has received funding through the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus project Grid-Friends, with support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.  ... 
doi:10.24963/ijcai.2017/653 dblp:conf/ijcai/BaarslagKGJG17 fatcat:bglge77bojg7ncplo6uflf2pfe

Supporting Impromptu Coordination Using Automated Negotiation [chapter]

Iyad Rahwan, Connor Graham, Liz Sonenberg
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Agents capture and process information about situations (specifically about the environment, users and their activities) in order to jointly find and negotiate opportunities for coordinating the activities  ...  The interaction is structured using a negotiation protocol that exploits a hierarchical representation of tasks and goals.  ...  Acknowledgement Thanks to Michael Rovatsos, Christine Satchell, Greg Wadley, Anton Kattan, and Fernando Koch for useful discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-32128-6_17 fatcat:rxgflodxcvh2jpftvwyzrp7unq


2012 Challenges of the Knowledge Society  
The purpose of this work is to provide a collaboration support for small and medium enterprises which cannot or do not want to fulfill a major contract alone.  ...  In such a VE, we present a schematic example of a collaboration process using negotiation and coordination mechanisms that we proposed in this paper.  ...  These components are able to evaluate the received proposals and, further, if these are valid, the components will be able to reply with new proposals constructed based on their particular coordination  ... 
doaj:e7ce69e0d4b34deeb41899971b1be28d fatcat:oshf26ghlffn5dy36ckk6j5vji

Computers That Negotiate on Our Behalf: Major Challenges for Self-sufficient, Self-directed, and Interdependent Negotiating Agents [chapter]

Tim Baarslag, Michael Kaisers, Enrico H. Gerding, Catholijn M. Jonker, Jonathan Gratch
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Computers that negotiate on our behalf hold great promise for the future and will even become indispensable in emerging application domains such as the smart grid, autonomous driving, and the Internet  ...  We relate the automated negotiation research agenda to dimensions of autonomy and distill three major themes that we believe will propel autonomous negotiation forward: accurate representation, long-term  ...  This work is part of the Veni research programme with project number 639.021.751, which is financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71679-4_10 fatcat:jpyjdeyh75fkvpn7epxeybp7e4

Using Argumentative Agents to Manage Communities of Web Services

Jamal Bentahar, Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane, Philippe Thiran
2007 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (AINAW'07)  
This framework shows how software agents that are able to argue, negotiate, and reason about Web services can be used to specify these Web services and to manage their respective communities.  ...  The use of what we call argumentative agents helps Web services in being better organized within communities and in achieving the goals for which they are conceived.  ...  Hereafter we define the concepts that will be used in the framework for managing communities of Web services (⊢ stands for classical inference): IV. ARGUMENTATIVE AGENTS FOR WEB SERVICES A.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ainaw.2007.363 dblp:conf/aina/BentaharMBT07 fatcat:n56eepdtafgkfjfq7lqsm7xksa

The Uses of Norms

Munindar P. Singh, Matthew Arrott, Tina Balke, Amit K. Chopra, Rob Christiaanse, Stephen Cranefield, Frank Dignum, Davide Eynard, Emilia Farcas, Nicoletta Fornara, Fabien Gandon, Guido Governatori (+11 others)
2013 Dagstuhl Publications  
Lastly, she would be able to take advantage of resources belonging to the laboratory.  ...  Not treating them would waste opportunities for improving the social and scientific value of oceanographic research.  ...  Acknowledgments We are indebted to the Dagstuhl organizers for the opportunity and venue to meet and discuss these topics. We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.4230/dfu.vol4.12111.191 dblp:conf/dagstuhl/SinghABCCCDEFFGGDHKLMNSTVV13 fatcat:24xkiry37ndhtpv3hm6c7bwwgi

Using Case-Based Reasoning and Principled Negotiation to provide decision support for dispute resolution

Davide Carneiro, Paulo Novais, Francisco Andrade, John Zeleznikow, José Neves
2012 Knowledge and Information Systems  
This is then used to accomplish several objectives, from suggesting solutions to new disputes based on the observation of past similar disputes, to the improvement of the negotiation and mediation processes  ...  In this work, we describe UMCourt, a project built around two sub-fields of Artificial Intelligence research: Multi-agent Systems and Case-based Reasoning, aimed at fostering the development of tools for  ...  The work described in this paper is included in TIARAC -Telematics and Artificial Intelligence  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10115-012-0563-0 fatcat:ui72ljdzojhopeuthfbq434zke

Modeling food supply chains using multi-agent simulation

Caroline C. Krejci, Benita M. Beamon
2012 Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)  
Multi-agent simulation (MAS) is well-suited to modeling FSCs for this purpose, enabling capture of decision-making, interactions, and adaptations of autonomous FSC actors.  ...  In this paper we highlight some of the challenges modelers face in deciding the most appropriate methods for representing the elements of an FSC in an MAS model.  ...  This paper seeks to highlight some of the challenges that modelers face in deciding the most appropriate methods for representing the elements of an FSC in an MAS model.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2012.6465157 dblp:conf/wsc/KrejciB12 fatcat:qxtmxby4fjc4ta5d2jz47pvlli

Implementing Internet Enabled Virtual Enterprises Using Collaborative Agents [chapter]

Weiming Shen, Douglas H. Norrie
1999 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Initially being proposed as a general architecture for Internet based collaborative agent systems, the proposed architecture and infrastructure are very suitable for implementing Internet enabled virtual  ...  This paper presents the development of a Collaborative Agent System Architecture (CASA) and an Infrastructure for Collaborative Agent Systems (ICAS).  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to all other Collaborative Agents Group members for their contribution to the CASA development, and detailed discussions on the case study.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35577-1_23 fatcat:erxmd4arwbeepkkalmhp4d7xlq

On Using Multi Agent Systems in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Survey

Emna Trigui
2012 International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks  
We propose among others a classification of cognitive radio proposals based on multi-agent concept and point out the pros and cons for each of the described approach.  ...  This paper presents a state of the art on cognitive radio researches especially works using multi-agent systems.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work is partly supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research of France.  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijwmn.2012.4601 fatcat:3wvhimw4pjamlpqfmbv5wwncte

Using similarity criteria to make issue trade-offs in automated negotiations

P. Faratin, C. Sierra, N.R. Jennings
2002 Artificial Intelligence  
The algorithm itself operates by using the notion of fuzzy similarity to approximate the preference structure of the other negotiator and then uses a hill-climbing technique to explore the space of possible  ...  Automated negotiation is a key form of interaction in systems that are composed of multiple autonomous agents.  ...  This line of research is currently being supported by the MCYT research project eINSTITUTOR (TIC2000-1414).  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0004-3702(02)00290-4 fatcat:joumbiokefdt3bxpbgom4bpyay

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.  ...  When the service will be instantiated in a negotiation as a new tactic to follow, a new negotiation sequence will start.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17517575.2018.1521998 fatcat:osvvwchu4zavvbkf47jrpsibga

Agreement technologies and their use in cloud computing environments

Stella Heras, Fernando De la Prieta, Vicente Julian, Sara Rodríguez, Vicente Botti, Javier Bajo, Juan M. Corchado
2012 Progress in Artificial Intelligence  
This paper discusses the role of argumentation in the next generation of agreement technologies and its use in cloud computing environments.  ...  Nowadays, cloud computing is revolutionizing the services provided through the Internet to adapt itself in order to keep the quality of its services.  ...  Thus, we deal with one of the main challenges for agent-based solutions to clouds software infrastructure, which states the advantages of using agents to create intelligent and flexible cloud services  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13748-012-0031-9 fatcat:54iz2rqirrdyllbwdej3gauuwe

Personalized Fall Risk Assessment Tool by using the Data Treasure contained in Mobile Electronic Patient Records

Elif Eryilmaz, Sebastian Ahrndt, Johannes Fähndrich, Sahin Albayrak
2014 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
In order to provide personalized healthcare for elderly people, we combine multiple EPRs using an agent-based architecture, where each patient is represented by an associated agent.  ...  The patient agents are enabled to negotiate about possible fallrisk indicators recognized in the specific patient population under care.  ...  This will be further tested and in future when the agnes zwei app will be deployed as working appliances for the healthcare professionals.  ... 
pmid:25160214 fatcat:uwelr6jzxvcxbfbumuishr2wem

The vision of autonomic computing

J.O. Kephart, D.M. Chess
2003 Computer  
And there will be no way to make timely, decisive responses to the rapid stream of changing and conflicting demands.  ...  Soon systems will become too massive and complex for even the most skilled system integrators to install, con-figure, optimize, maintain, and merge.  ...  Acknowledgments We are indebted to the many people who influenced this article with their ideas and thoughtful criticisms.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2003.1160055 fatcat:drmkin7wuzeozmzqrazrd63w7m
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