Practical Strategic Reasoning and Adaptation in Rational Argument-Based Negotiation

Michael Rovatsos, Iyad Rahwan, Felix Fischer, Gerhard Weiss

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Abstract

Recent years have seen an increasing interest of multiagent system research in employing the theory of argumentation for the development of communication protocols. While significant progress has been made in formalising argument-based communication, (possibly adaptive) agent-level argumentation strategies as a practical integration of rational agent reasoning and inter-agent argumentation dialogues have received fairly little attention. In this paper we propose the use of the InFFrA framework in argument-based negotiation. This framework allows for a strategic and adaptive communication to achieve private goals within the limits of bounded rationality in open argumentation communities. The feasibility of the approach is illustrated in an agent-based web linkage scenario, showing that its performance is comparable to that of simple proposal-based negotiation while accommodating much stricter constraints regarding “what can be said” like those used in argumentation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArgumentation in Multi-Agent Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Workshop, ArgMAS 2005 Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 26, 2005 Revised Selected and Invited Papers
EditorsSimon Parsons, Nicolas Maudet, Pavlos Moraitis, Iyad Rahwan
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages122-137
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-36356-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-36355-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Volume4049
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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