Tasks for Agent-Based Negotiation Teams: Analysis, Review, and Challenges

Victor Sanchez-Anguix, Vicente Julian, Vicente Botti, Ana Garcia-Fornes

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Abstract

An agent-based negotiation team is a group of interdependent agents that join together as a single negotiation party due to their shared interests in the negotiation at hand. The reasons to employ an agent-based negotiation team may vary: (i) more computation and parallelization capabilities; (ii) unite agents with different expertise and skills whose joint work makes it possible to tackle complex negotiation domains; (iii) the necessity to represent different stakeholders or different preferences in the same party (e.g., organizations, countries, and married couple). The topic of agent-based negotiation teams has been recently introduced in multi-agent research. Therefore, it is necessary to identify good practices, challenges, and related research that may help in advancing the state-of-the-art in agent-based negotiation teams. For that reason, in this article we review the tasks to be carried out by agent-based negotiation teams. Each task is analyzed and related with current advances in different research areas. The analysis aims to identify special challenges that may arise due to the particularities of agent-based negotiation teams.

Publisher Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, [26, 10, (2017)] DOI: 10.1016/j.engappai.2013.07.006

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2480-2494
Number of pages15
JournalEngineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Volume26
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Negotiation teams
  • Automated negotiation
  • Agreement technologies
  • Multiagent systems

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