Principles of Automated Negotiation

Top researchers investigate the main challenges and state of the art in automated negotiation and discuss potential applications.


Author: Shaheen Fatima

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107002548

Category: Computers

Page: 289

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Top researchers investigate the main challenges and state of the art in automated negotiation and discuss potential applications.

Advances in Automated Negotiations

R. Aydogan, T. Baarslag, K. Fujita, K. Hindriks, T. Ito, C. Jonker, in The Seventh
International Automated Negotiating ... S. Fatima, S. Kraus, M. Wooldridge,
Principles of Automated Negotiation (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,
2014) 9.


Author: Takayuki Ito

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811558696

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 135

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This book discusses important recent advances in automated negotiations. It introduces a number of state-of-the-art autonomous agents for large-scale and complex negotiations, and demonstrates that automated negotiation is one of the most important areas in the field of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. Further, it presents automated negotiation scenarios involving negotiation encounters that may have, for instance, a large number of agents or a large number of issues with interdependencies and/or real-time constraints. This book includes carefully selected and reviewed outcomes of the 11th International Workshop on Automated Negotiations (ACAN) held in Stockholm, Sweden, 2018, in conjunction with IJCAI-ECAI-2018. Written by leading academic and industrial researchers, it is a valuable resource for professionals and scholars working on complex automated negotiations. Furthermore, the in-depth descriptions of automated negotiating agent programs help readers who are involved in writing codes for automated agents.

PRIMA 2017 Principles and Practice of Multi Agent Systems

Beam, C., Segev, A.: Automated negotiations: a survey of the state of the art.
Wirtschaftsinformatik 39(3), 263–268 (1997) 8. Fatima, S., Kraus, S., Wooldridge,
M.: Principles of Automated Negotiation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge


Author: Bo An

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319691312

Category: Computers

Page: 544

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2017, held in Nice, France, in October/November 2017. The 24 revised full papers presented together with one abstract of a keynote talk and 11 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 88 submissions. The intention of the papers is to showcase research in several domains, ranging from foundations of agent theory and engineering aspects of agent systems, to emerging interdisciplinary areas of agent-based research.

PRIMA 2014 Principles and Practice of Multi Agent Systems

Motivated by the challenges of bilateral negotiations between automated agents,
the automated negotiating agents competition (ANAC) was organized [11]. The
purpose of the competition is to facilitate research in the area of bilateral ...


Author: Hoa Khanh Dam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319131917

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2014, held in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, in December 2014. The conference was co-located with the 13th Pacific RIM International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, PRICAI 2014. The 21 revised full papers presented together with 15 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 77 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on self organization and social networks/crowdsourcing; logic and argumentation; simulation and assurance; interaction and applications; norms, games and social choice; and metrics, optimisation, negotiation and learning.

Principles of Practice in Multi Agent Systems

In this paper, we present an automated multi-agent multi-issue negotiation
solution to solve a resource allocation problem. We use a multilateral negotiation
model, by which three agents bid sequentially in consecutive rounds till some ...


Author: Jung-Jin Yang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642111600

Category: Computers

Page: 658

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Agents are software processes that perceive and act in an environment, processing their perceptions to make intelligent decisions about actions to achieve their goals. Multi-agent systems have multiple agents that work in the same environment to achieve either joint or conflicting goals. Agent computing and technology is an exciting, emerging paradigm expected to play a key role in many society-changing practices from disaster response to manufacturing to agriculture. Agent and mul- agent researchers are focused on building working systems that bring together a broad range of technical areas from market theory to software engineering to user interfaces. Agent systems are expected to operate in real-world environments, with all the challenges complex environments present. After 11 successful PRIMA workshops/conferences (Pacific-Rim International Conference/Workshop on Multi-Agents), PRIMA became a new conference titled “International Conference on Principles of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems” in 2009. With over 100 submissions, an acceptance rate for full papers of 25% and 50% for posters, a demonstration session, an industry track, a RoboCup competition and workshops and tutorials, PRIMA has become an important venue for multi-agent research. Papers submitted are from all parts of the world, though with a higher representation of Pacific Rim countries than other major multi-agent research forums. This volume presents 34 high-quality and exciting technical papers on multimedia research and an additional 18 poster papers that give brief views on exciting research.

Principles and Practice of Multi Agent Systems

for Mobile Agent-Based e-Negotiation Raja Al-Jaljouli and Jemal Abawajy 1
Deakin University, School of Information ... 1 Introduction Automated negotiation (
e-negotiation) has been proposed for e-Trade applications as a promising ...


Author: Nirmit Desai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642259197

Category: Computers

Page: 650

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2010, held in Kolkata, India, in November 2010. The 18 full papers presented together with 15 early innovation papers were carefully reviewed and selected from over 63 submissions. They focus on practical aspects of multiagent systems and cover topics such as agent communication, agent cooperation and negotiation, agent reasoning, agent-based simulation, mobile and semantic agents, agent technologies for service computing, agent-based system development, ServAgents workshop, IAHC workshop, and PRACSYS workshop.

Designing Software Intensive Systems Methods and Principles

Methods and Principles Tiako, Pierre F. ... By defining documents specified by
these language constraints, one can rely on automated negotiation during the job
submission process without regard for the heterogeneity of the underlying ...


Author: Tiako, Pierre F.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047010

Category: Computers

Page: 582

View: 816

"This book addresses the complex issues associated with software engineering environment capabilities for designing real-time embedded software systems"--Provided by publisher.

Online Dispute Resolution

Before turning to a review of the varying contents of the principle of fairness, two
general comments must be made. ... For instance, a platform made available for
automated negotiation should be set up in a way that does not favor a party to the


Author: Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041123183

Category: Law

Page: 384

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In a world governed by speed, the Internet plays a growing role in many of today's innovations, and the resolution of disputes using electronic means of communication may soon be part of everyday legal practice. This book offers a survey of the current state of play in online dispute resolution, from the methods and information technology currently in use to the range of regulatory solutions proposed by shareholders. Taking their analysis a step further, the authors also address this new field's most pressing issues, including possible amendments of existing legislation, treaties, and arbitration and other ADR rules. Online Dispute Resolution: Challenges for Contemporary Justice is an in-depth study of online dispute resolution today, discussing among other topics: the different methods of ODR; fields of use; ways to bring parties to online dispute resolution; validity and effects of clauses entered into online and providing for online mediation or arbitration; issues surrounding electronic communications and evidence in arbitration; and, enforcement of online dispute resolution outcomes, both through court proceedings and built-in enforcement mechanisms. This book also covers issues related to security and e-commerce in general. As a special feature, it contains a section on existing online dispute resolution providers, complete with interviews and statistics. Online Dispute Resolution: Challenges for Contemporary Justice is a significant resource for legal counsel, to arbitral institutions, ODR and ADR service providers, governments and governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as to those with a more academic interest. This book will provide a greater understanding of online dispute resolution to persons in the fields of arbitration and ADR, e-commerce, intellectual property, civil procedure, international law, international trade and commerce, and information technology.

Software Agents and Liberal Order

Again, it is only implicitly that the priority principle is applied to multi-agent
environments. However, it appears to take over a key role. Market-oriented
systems and automated negotiation are unthinkable without this rule. And
because it is easy ...


Author: Dirk Nicolas Wagner

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581121172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 462

"Liberal order and software-agents" - long-established ideas and modern technology are bridged. The impulse for undertaking this effort comes from the observation that it becomes difficult for computer science alone to create order for and within machines. The growing complexity of computer systems, open networks like the Internet, and the increasingly social role of software entities push the traditional quest for total global control out of reach. Economic theory of social order offers extensive experience with such conditions, so that it can complement and guide research in computer science. It is shown that a common understanding between economics and computer science's sub-field of distributed artificial intelligence is possible on the level of software-agents. On this basis, four fundamental problems of social order are encircled: first, the requirement to overcome and prevent state of nature situations in the sense of Thomas Hobbes; second, the necessity to accommodate unpredictable individual actors; third, the challenge of exiting the small worlds of traditional software systems; and fourth, the ambition to reach a transaction cost efficient social order. Economics can contribute to an understanding and to possible solutions of these problems by unfolding the idea of liberal order for software-agents. In a systematic analysis that covers the order of rules, the model of the individual actor, and the order of actions, it is shown that the conditions for liberal order can be created, without exception, in agent-environments

Automation and Major Technological Change

... principle that automated plants require the negotiation of an “ automated wage
classification structure . ' When this phase of the negotiations was concluded , the
Union asked the Company to draw up a new job classification structure ...


Author: AFL-CIO. Industrial Union Department


ISBN: UOM:39015008270277

Category: Automation

Page: 45

View: 364

Dynamic Pricing and Automated Resource Allocation for Complex Information Services

based on a discussion of Internet pricing principles given in (MacKie-Mason et al.
1996). 2.1.1 Negotiation-based Pricing Negotiation-based pricing (NBP) in the
traditional way, is conducted as a bilateral face-to-face, mail or fax process ...


Author: Michael Schwind

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540680031

Category: Mathematics

Page: 295

View: 440

This book develops allocation mechanisms that aim to ensure an efficient resource allocation in modern IT-services. Recent methods of artificial intelligence, such as neural networks and reinforcement learning, and nature-oriented optimization methods, such as genetic algorithms and simulated annealing, are advanced and applied to allocation processes in distributed IT-infrastructures, or grid systems.

Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing

In PODC ' 98 : Proceedings of the seventeenth annual ACM symposium on
Principles of distributed computing , pages ... Supporting structured credentials
and sensitive policies through interoperable strategies for automated trust
negotiation .


Author: ACM Special Interest Group in Operating Systems


ISBN: 1581139942

Category: Computer science

Page: 357

View: 759

Foundations of Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing

On Fuzzy Projection-Based Utility Decomposition in Compound Multi-agent
Negotiations Jakub Brzostowski and Ryszard Kowalczyk Faculty of Information
and ... In this paper we propose an approach for derivation of the individual utility
functions based of the principles of fuzzy set projection. We also ... Introduction In
automated negotiations a decision maker needs the specification of preferences.


Author: Patricia Melin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540729174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 830

View: 774

Annotation This book comprises a selection of papers from IFSA 2007 on new methods and theories that contribute to the foundations of fuzzy logic and soft computing. These papers were selected from over 400 submissions and constitute an important contribution to the theory and applications of fuzzy logic and soft computing methodologies. Soft Computing consists of several computing paradigms, including fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and other techniques, which can be used to produce powerful intelligent systems for solving real-world problems. This book is intended to be a major reference for scientists and engineers interested in applying new computational and mathematical tools to achieve intelligent solution to complex problems. We consider that this book can also be used to get novel ideas for new lines of research, or to continue the lines of research proposed by the authors of the papers contained in the book. The 80 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected form more than 400 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on relation between interval and fuzzy techniques, intuitionistic fuzzy sets and their applications, the application of fuzzy logic and soft computing in flexible querying, philosophical and human-scientific aspects of soft computing, search engine and information processing and retrieval, perception based data mining and decision making, joint model-based and data-based learning: the fuzzy logic approach, fuzzy possibilistic optimization, fuzzy trees, fuzzy logic theory, type-2 fuzzy logic, fuzzy logic applications, neural networks and control, as well as intelligent agents and knowledge ant colony.

Proceedings of the Twenty Second Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing

Automated Trust Negotiation ( ATN ) is an approach to regulate the flow of
sensitive information during such an exchange . Previous work on ATN are
based on access control techniques , and cannot handle cyclic policy
interdependency ...




ISBN: STANFORD:36105112987073

Category: Computer science

Page: 369

View: 546

This paper presents an efficient asynchronous protocol to compute RSA inverses with respect to a public RSA modulus N whose factorization is secret and shared among a group of parties. Given two numbers x and e, the protocol computes y such that ye=x (mod N). A synchronous protocol for this task has been presented by Catalano, Gennaro, and Halevi (Eurocrypt 2000), but the standard approach for turning this into an asynchronous protocol would require a Byzantine-agreement sub-protocol. Our protocol adopts their approach, but exploits a feature of the problem in order to avoid the use of a Byzantine agreement primitive. Hence, it leads to efficient asynchronous protocols for threshold signatures and for Byzantine agreement based on the strong RSA assumption, without the use of random oracles.

Human Centered Aviation Automation Principles and Guidelines

These “ first principles ” are not absolutes ; they are but one approach , intended
to promote a more cooperative relationship between ... Specific requirements and
guidelines Some more specific guidelines for human - centered automation
follow from the principles above . ... A third , more difficult way is to make it
possible for pilots to negotiate easily with ATC on specific elements of a
clearance , such as ...




ISBN: NASA:31769000624794


Page: 222

View: 267

Production Planning in Production Networks

Negotiation process implementation has been done using DAI application tools
both in distributed problem solving (DPS), where the agents ... Sandholm and
Lesser [40] discuss issues, such as levels of commitment, that arise in automated
negotiation among self-interested agents ... 3.4 Underlying Principle for
Electronic Negotiation The computerisation of negotiation Negotiation: an
Overview 29 XXVI.


Author: Pierluigi Argoneto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848000588

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 140

No other book has been published giving a single-volume introduction and survey to production planning in distributed manufacturing networks. The published literature so far includes conference proceedings only.

The Future of E Markets

5 Automated Negotiations – A Survey of State - of - the - Art Practices Over forty
years of intense theoretical research have ... A basic principle of microeconomics
and negotiation sciences is that there is not a single , " best " negotiation protocol


Author: Martin Bichler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521003830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 633

Dynamic pricing and on-line auctions are emerging as the preferred models for e-business. Forrester Research predicts that business-to-business Internet auctions will grow to $52.6 billion by 2002, while dynamically priced business-to-business transactions will rise to $88 billion, representing 27% of the value of all business-to-business e-commerce transactions. This multi-disciplinary book presents a framework of negotiation protocols for electronic markets. It is the first book to combine economics with computer science and the first to describe multidimensional auction mechanisms - i.e. automated negotiations on multiple attributes and/or multiple units of a product. In addition it summarises the introductory economics needed to understand electronic markets, and surveys the literature on negotiation and auction theory. Case studies include the trading of financial derivatives. For use in the design, implementation and upgrade of electronic markets, for researchers in: economics, information systems and operations management, computer science and all students of the e-commerce phenomenon.

Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2005

The Contract Net Protocol (CNP) has present negotiation as an organizing
principle used to effectively match tasks and ... [2] have studied on the automated
negotiation, and viewed negotiation as a distributed search through a space of ...


Author: Osvaldo Gervasi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540258620

Category: Computers

Page: 1342

View: 743

The four-volume set LNCS 3480-3483 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2005, held in Singapore in May 2005. The four volumes present a total of 540 papers selected from around 2700 submissions. The papers span the whole range of computational science, comprising advanced applications in virtually all sciences making use of computational techniques as well as foundations, techniques, and methodologies from computer science and mathematics, such as high performance computing and communication, networking, optimization, information systems and technologies, scientific visualization, graphics, image processing, data analysis, simulation and modelling, software systems, algorithms, security, multimedia etc.

Data Mining

Information acquisition and validation play an important role in the decision
making process during negotiation. ... The information retrieved from the data set
can support both human and automated negotiators. ... The significance of
information to the negotiation process was analysed formally in the seminal
paper by Milgrom and Weber [6] in which the Linkage Principle, G.J. Williams and
S.J. Simoff ...


Author: Graham J. Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540325476

Category: Computers

Page: 329

View: 301

This volume provides a snapshot of the current state of the art in data mining, presenting it both in terms of technical developments and industrial applications. The collection of chapters is based on works presented at the Australasian Data Mining conferences and industrial forums. Authors include some of Australia's leading researchers and practitioners in data mining. The volume also contains chapters by regional and international authors.