|Títol||A Framework for Argumentation-Based Negotiation|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Authors||Sierra C, Jennings NR, Noriega P, Parsons S|
|Editor||Wooldridge MPSingh A|
|Conference Name||Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence|
Many autonomous agents operate in domains in which the co-operation of their fellow agents cannot be guaranteed. In such domains negotiation is essential to persuade others of the value of co-operation. This paper describes a general framework for negotiation in which agents exchange proposals backed by arguments which summarise the reasons why the proposals should beaccepted. The argumentation is persuasive because the exchanges are able to alter the mental state of the agents involved. The framework is inspired by our work in the domain of business process management and is explained using examples from that domain.
- Quant a IIIA