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Authors: Fabian Lang and Andreas Fink

Affiliation: Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany

ISBN: 978-989-8425-96-6

Keyword(s): Multi-Agent Systems, Negotiation Protocol, Software Agents, Cooperation, Group Decision Making.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Agents ; Artificial Intelligence ; Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems ; Bioinformatics ; Biomedical Engineering ; Cooperation and Coordination ; Distributed and Mobile Software Systems ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Group Decision Making ; Information Systems Analysis and Specification ; Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Methodologies and Technologies ; Multi-Agent Systems ; Negotiation and Interaction Protocols ; Operational Research ; Simulation ; Software Engineering ; Symbolic Systems

Abstract: Automated negotiation is regarded as an essential method for the coordination of software agents. However, without adequate protocols, negotiations are susceptible to malicious and strategic behavior of the agents – especially when interdependencies of contract items lead to complex contract spaces. In this study, we propose a mediator-based protocol employing acceptance quotas to ensure cooperative behavior in inter-organizational systems. Furthermore, we evaluate three potential extensions to the basic protocol. We have conducted simulation experiments for evaluation which show that the proposed protocol can ensure an effective welfare performance and that the proposed extensions can result in a further improvement of the basic protocol.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Lang, F. and Fink, A. (2012). A QUOTA-BASED MULTI-AGENT NEGOTIATION PROTOCOL FOR COMPLEX CONTRACTS.In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8425-96-6, pages 113-118. DOI: 10.5220/0003717501130118

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title={A QUOTA-BASED MULTI-AGENT NEGOTIATION PROTOCOL FOR COMPLEX CONTRACTS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2012},
pages={113-118},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003717501130118},
isbn={978-989-8425-96-6},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - A QUOTA-BASED MULTI-AGENT NEGOTIATION PROTOCOL FOR COMPLEX CONTRACTS
SN - 978-989-8425-96-6
AU - Lang, F.
AU - Fink, A.
PY - 2012
SP - 113
EP - 118
DO - 10.5220/0003717501130118

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