Studies in Computational Intelligence

Advances in Agent-Based Complex Automated Negotiations

Editors: Ito, T., Zhang, M., Robu, V., Fatima, S., Matsuo, T. (Eds.)

  • Presents recent research in agent-based complex automated negotiations

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Complex Automated Negotiations have been widely studied and are becoming an important, emerging area in the field of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. In general, automated negotiations can be complex, since there are a lot of factors that characterize such negotiations. These factors include the number of issues, dependency between issues, representation of utility, negotiation protocol, negotiation form (bilateral or multi-party), time constraints, etc. Software agents can support automation or simulation of such complex negotiations on the behalf of their owners, and can provide them with adequate bargaining strategies. In many multi-issue bargaining settings, negotiation becomes more than a zero-sum game, so bargaining agents have an incentive to cooperate in order to achieve efficient win-win agreements. Also, in a complex negotiation, there could be multiple issues that are interdependent. Thus, agent’s utility will become more complex than simple utility functions. Further, negotiation forms and protocols could be different between bilateral situations and multi-party situations. To realize such a complex automated negotiati on, we have to incorporate advanced Artificial Intelligence technologies includes search, CSP, graphical utility models, Bays nets, auctions, utility graphs, predicting and learning methods. Applications could include e-commerce tools, decisionmaking support tools, negotiation support tools, collaboration tools, etc.

These issues are explored by researchers from different communities in Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent systems. They are, for instance, being studied in agent negotiation, multi-issue negotiations, auctions, mechanism design, electronic commerce, voting, secure protocols, matchmaking & brokering, argumentation, and co-operation mechanisms. This book is also edited from some aspects of negotiation researches including theoretical mechanism design of trading based on auctions, allocation mechanism based on negotiation among multi-agent, case-study and analysis of automated negotiations, data engineering issues in negotiations, and so on.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Prediction of Partners’ Behaviors in Self-interested Agents

    Ren, Fenghui (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Sequential Auctions for Common Value Objects with Budget Constrained Bidders

    Fatima, Shaheen

    Pages 21-37

  • A Comparative Study of Argumentation- and Proposal-Based Negotiation

    Först, Angelika (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • The Blind Leading the Blind: A Third-Party Model for Bilateral Multi-issue Negotiations under Incomplete Information

    Shew, James (et al.)

    Pages 61-88

  • Using Clustering Techniques to Improve Fuzzy Constraint Based Automated Purchase Negotiations

    Lopez-Carmona, Miguel A. (et al.)

    Pages 89-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Agent-Based Complex Automated Negotiations
Editors
  • Takayuki Ito
  • Minjie Zhang
  • Valentin Robu
  • Shaheen Fatima
  • Tokuro Matsuo
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
233
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03190-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03190-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03189-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26032-2
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
82 b/w illustrations
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