Editor: Fernando Lopes

Negotiation and Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems: Fundamentals, Theories, Systems and Applications

eBook: US $59 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $175
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Library License: US $236
ISBN: 978-1-60805-825-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-824-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080582421140101

Introduction

Agent technology has generated lots of excitement in the past decade. Currently, multi-agent systems (MAS) composed of autonomous agents representing individuals or organizations and capable of reaching mutually beneficial agreements through negotiation and argumentation are becoming increasingly important and pervasive.

Research on both automated negotiation and argumentation in MAS has a vigorous, exciting tradition. However, efforts to integrate both areas have received only selective attention in the academia and the practitioner literature. A symbiotic relationship could significantly strengthen each area’s progress and trigger new R&D challenges and prospects toward the advancement of automated negotiators and argumentation tools.

Negotiation and Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems presents the current state-of-the-art on the theory and practice of automated negotiation and argumentation in MAS. The eBook encourages the interaction between these two areas in data modelling and attempts to converge them toward mutual enhancement and synergism. Equally, the monograph brings together researchers and industry practitioners specialized in these areas to share R&D results and discuss existing and emerging theoretical and applied problems.

This book is intended as a textbook for graduate courses and a reference book for researchers, advanced-level students in Computers Science, and IT practitioners.

Preface

- Pp. i-iv (4)
Fernando Lopes and Helder Coelho
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Contributing Authors

- Pp. v-viii (4)
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Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

- Pp. 3-29 (27)
Jaime Simao Sichman and Helder Coelho

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Game Theoretic Models for Strategic Bargaining

- Pp. 30-47 (18)
Nicola Gatti

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Computational Negotiation

- Pp. 48-81 (34)
Fernando Lopes

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Advances in Argumentation-Based Negotiation

- Pp. 82-125 (44)
Yannis Dimopoulos and Pavlos Moraitis

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An Overview of Argumentation-Based Negotiation Theory and Decision Support Systems

- Pp. 126-148 (23)
Katia Sycara and Tinglong Dai

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Formal Analysis of Negotiation Protocols for Task Allocation

- Pp. 149-190 (42)
Victor Lesser, Jiaying Shen, Ingo Weber and Xiaoqin Shelley Zhang

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Argumentation and Artifacts for Negotiation Support

- Pp. 191-232 (42)
Enrico Oliva, Peter McBurney, Andrea Omicini and Mirko Viroli

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RANA: A Relationship-Aware Negotiation Agent

- Pp. 233-253 (21)
Carles Sierra and John Debenham

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Normative and Trust-Based Systems as Enabler Technologies for Automated Negotiation

- Pp. 254-307 (54)
Joana Urbano, Henrique Lopes Cardoso, Eugenio Oliveira and Ana Paula Rocha

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Multiattribute Bilateral Negotiation in a Logic-Based E-Marketplace

- Pp. 308-333 (26)
Azzurra Ragone, Tommaso Di Noia, Eugenio Di Sciascio, Francesco M. Donini and Roberto Mirizzi

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Multi-Agent Negotiation for Coalition Formation and Management in Electricity Markets

- Pp. 334-360 (27)
Tiago Pinto, Hugo Morais, Zita Vale and Isabel Praca

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Argumentation-Based Planning in Multi-Agent Systems

- Pp. 361-398 (38)
Eva Onaindia, Oscar Sapena and Alejandro Torreno

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Argumentation-Based Conflict Resolution in Pervasive Services

- Pp. 399-419 (21)
Yazid Benazzouz and David Boyle

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Index

- Pp. 420-424 (5)
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