Towards argumentation-based contract negotiation

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Towards argumentation-based contract negotiation
We present an argumentation-based approach to contract negotiation amongst agents. Contracts are simply viewed as abstract transactions of items between a buyer agent and a seller agent, characterised by a number of features. Agents are equipped with beliefs, goals, and preferences. Goals are classified as either structural or contractual. In order to agree on a contract, agents engage in a two-phase negotiation process: in the first phase, the buyer agent decides on (a selection of) items fulfilling its structural goals and preferences; in the second phase, the buyer agent decides on a subset of the items identified in the first phase fulfilling its contractual goals and preferences. The first phase is supported by argumentationbased decision making taking preferences into account. Keywords. Negotiation, Decision-making, Contracts
Phan Minh Dung, Phan Minh Thang, Francesca Toni
Added 29 Oct 2010
Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Authors Phan Minh Dung, Phan Minh Thang, Francesca Toni
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