Towards Practical Argumentation-Based Dialogues in Multi-Agent Systems

Alison Panisson, Felipe Meneguzzi, Renata Vieira, Rafael H. Bordini

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Abstract

Although argumentation has been a prominent topic of research in artificial intelligence and in particular agent communication, there has been little work on practical (but provably sound) argumentation approaches integrated with agent programming languages. In this paper, we develop a formally-grounded mechanism for practical argumentation-based dialogues in an agent platform based on a multi-agent programming language. We formalise a protocol to govern such dialogues, where agents use an argumentation-based reasoning mechanism that has been implemented. We prove that dialogues following our protocol always terminate and that ideal solutions are reached under certain conditions. The protocol is simple but was shown to be useful in a multi-agent system application that supports teams of cooperating humans.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technologies (WI-IAT)
PublisherIEEE Explore
Pages151-158
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-9618-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 6 Dec 20159 Dec 2015

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT)
Country/TerritorySingapore
Period6/12/159/12/15

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