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2008
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A decentralized model for automated multi-attribute negotiations with incomplete information and general utility functions
This paper presents a decentralized model that allows self-interested agents to reach "win-win" agreements in a multi-attribute negotiation. The model is based on an alt...
Guoming Lai, Katia P. Sycara, Cuihong Li
AAAI
1996
9 years 5 months ago
An Optimal Contracting Strategy in a Digital Library
Agents can benefit from contracting some of their tasks that cannot be performedby themselves or that can be performed moreefficiently by other agents. Developing an agent's ...
Sunju Park, Edmund H. Durfee
ICMAS
2000
9 years 5 months ago
Surplus Equivalence of Leveled Commitment Contracts
In automated negotiation systems consisting of self-interested agents, contracts have traditionally been binding. Leveled commitment contracts--i.e., contracts where each party ca...
Tuomas Sandholm, Yunhong Zhou
ICMAS
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Agents in Electronic Commerce: Component Technologies for Automated Negotiation and Coalition Formation
Automated negotiation and coalition formation among self-interested agents are playing an increasingly important role in electronic commerce. Such agents cannot be coordinated by ...
Tuomas Sandholm
AAAI
2008
9 years 6 months ago
Partially Synchronized DEC-MDPs in Dynamic Mechanism Design
In this paper, we combine for the first time the methods of dynamic mechanism design with techniques from decentralized decision making under uncertainty. Consider a multi-agent s...
Sven Seuken, Ruggiero Cavallo, David C. Parkes
AGENTS
2001
Springer
9 years 8 months ago
Exploring decision processes in multi-agent automated contracting
We are interested in multi-agent contracting, in which customers must solicit the resources and capabilities of other, self-interested agents in order to accomplish their goals. G...
John Collins, Maria L. Gini
ATAL
2003
Springer
9 years 9 months ago
Coalition formation through motivation and trust
Cooperation is the fundamental underpinning of multi-agent systems, allowing agents to interact to achieve their goals. Where agents are self-interested, or potentially unreliable...
Nathan Griffiths, Michael Luck
ATAL
2004
Springer
9 years 9 months ago
Normative Agent Reasoning in Dynamic Societies
Several innovative software applications such as those required by ambient intelligence, the semantic grid, e-commerce and e-marketing, can be viewed as open societies of heteroge...
Fabiola López y López, Michael Luck,...
ARGMAS
2004
Springer
9 years 9 months ago
Negotiation Among DDeLP Agents
Negotiation can be conceived as the exchange of messages among self-interested agents in order to settle on an agreement over a given issue. They decide which messages to send acco...
Fernando A. Tohmé, Guillermo Ricardo Simari
NORMAS
2005
Springer
9 years 9 months ago
A Framework for the Design of Self-Regulation of Open Agent-based Electronic Marketplaces
In this paper, we argue that allowing self-interested agents to activate social institutions during run-time can improve the robustness (i.e., stability, cooperation or fairness) ...
Christian S. Hahn, Bettina Fley, Michael Florian
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