Arguing and negotiating in the presence of social influences

Nishan C. Karunatillake, Nicholas R. Jennings, Iyad Rahwan, Timothy J. Norman

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Abstract

When agents operate in a society with incomplete information and with diverse and conflicting influences, they may, in certain instances, lack the knowledge, the motivation and/or the capacity to enact all their commitments. However, to function as a coherent society it is important for these agents to have a means to resolve such conflicts and to come to a mutual understanding about their actions. To this end, argumentation-based negotiation provides agents with an effective means to resolve conflicts within a multi-agent society, However, to engage in such argumentative encounters, agents require four fundamental capabilities; a schema to reason in a social context, a mechanism to identify a suitable set of arguments, a language and a protocol to exchange these arguments, and a decision making functionality to generate such dialogues. This paper presents formulations of all of these capabilities and proposes a coherent framework that allows agents to argue, negotiate, and, thereby, resolve conflicts within a multiagent society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulti-Agent Systems and Applications IV
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems
EditorsMichael Pechoucek, Paolo Petta, Laszlo Z. Varga
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages223-235
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783540317319
ISBN (Print)9783540290469
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 15 Sep 200517 Sep 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Volume3690

Conference

Conference4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems
Abbreviated titleCEEMAS 2005
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period15/09/0517/09/05

Keywords

  • argumentation-based negotiation
  • conflict resolution

Cite this

Karunatillake, N. C., Jennings, N. R., Rahwan, I., & Norman, T. J. (2005). Arguing and negotiating in the presence of social influences. In M. Pechoucek, P. Petta, & L. Z. Varga (Eds.), Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV: Proceedings of the Fourth International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (pp. 223-235). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 3690). Berlin: Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/11559221_23

Arguing and negotiating in the presence of social influences. / Karunatillake, Nishan C. ; Jennings, Nicholas R. ; Rahwan, Iyad; Norman, Timothy J.

Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV: Proceedings of the Fourth International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems. ed. / Michael Pechoucek; Paolo Petta; Laszlo Z. Varga. Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 2005. p. 223-235 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 3690).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Karunatillake, NC, Jennings, NR, Rahwan, I & Norman, TJ 2005, Arguing and negotiating in the presence of social influences. in M Pechoucek, P Petta & LZ Varga (eds), Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV: Proceedings of the Fourth International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3690, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 223-235, 4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, Budapest, Hungary, 15/09/05. https://doi.org/10.1007/11559221_23
Karunatillake NC, Jennings NR, Rahwan I, Norman TJ. Arguing and negotiating in the presence of social influences. In Pechoucek M, Petta P, Varga LZ, editors, Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV: Proceedings of the Fourth International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 2005. p. 223-235. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/11559221_23
Karunatillake, Nishan C. ; Jennings, Nicholas R. ; Rahwan, Iyad ; Norman, Timothy J. / Arguing and negotiating in the presence of social influences. Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV: Proceedings of the Fourth International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems. editor / Michael Pechoucek ; Paolo Petta ; Laszlo Z. Varga. Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 2005. pp. 223-235 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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