Modelling coalitions: ATL + argumentation

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Modelling coalitions: ATL + argumentation
In the last few years, argumentation frameworks have been successfully applied to multi agent systems. Recently, argumentation has been used to provide a framework for reasoning about coalition formation. At the same time alternatingtime temporal logic has been used to reason about the behavior and abilities of coalitions of agents. However, ATL operators account only for the existence of successful strategies of coalitions. They do not consider whether coalitions can be actually formed. This paper is an attempt to combine both frameworks and to develop a logic through which we can reason at the same time (1) about abilities of coalitions of agents and (2) about the formation of coalitions. We provide a formal extension of ATL, ATLc , in which the actual computation of the coalition is modelled in terms of argumentation semantics. We show that ATLc 's proof theory can be understood as a natural extension of the model checking procedure used in ATL. Categories and Subject Descript...
Nils Bulling, Jürgen Dix, Carlos Iván
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Updated 12 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ATAL
Authors Nils Bulling, Jürgen Dix, Carlos Iván Chesñevar
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