Studies in Computational Intelligence

Innovations in Agent-Based Complex Automated Negotiations

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

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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
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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 negotiation, 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, decision-making support tools, negotiation support tools, collaboration tools, etc. In this book, we solicit papers on all aspects of such complex automated negotiations in the field of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. In addition, this book includes papers on the ANAC 2010 (Automated Negotiating Agents Competition), in which automated agents who have different negotiation strategies and implemented by different developers are automatically negotiate in the several negotiation domains. ANAC is one of real testbeds in which strategies for automated negotiating agents are evaluated in a tournament style.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Simulation of Sequential Auction Markets Using Priced Options to Reduce Bidder Exposure

    Mous, Lonneke (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Desire-Based Negotiation in Electronic Marketplaces

    Ren, Fenghui (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

  • The Influence of Culture on ABMP Negotiation Parameters

    Hofstede, Gert Jan (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • Supporting the Design of General Automated Negotiators

    Lin, Raz (et al.)

    Pages 69-87

  • Common Testbed Generating Tool Based on XML for Multiple Interdependent Issues Negotiation Problems

    Fujita, Katsuhide (et al.)

    Pages 89-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovations in Agent-Based Complex Automated Negotiations
Editors
  • Takayuki Ito
  • Minjie Zhang
  • Valentin Robu
  • Shaheen Fatima
  • Tokuro Matsuo
  • Hirofumi Yamaki
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
319
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15612-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15612-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-15611-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26549-5
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 196
Number of Illustrations
84 b/w illustrations
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