Journal article

Stratum: A methodology for designing heuristic agent negotiation strategies

Iyad Rahwan, Liz Sonenberg, Nicholas R Jennings, Peter McBurney

APPLIED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

Automated negotiation is a powerful (and sometimes essential) means for allocating resources among self-interested autonomous software agents. A key problem in building negotiating agents is the design of the negotiation strategy, which is used by an agent to decide its negotiation behavior. In complex domains, there is no single, obvious optimal strategy. This has led to much work on designing heuristic strategies, where agent designers usually rely on intuition and experience. In this article, we introduce STRATUM, a methodology for designing strategies for negotiating agents. The methodology provides a disciplined approach to analyzing the negotiation environment and designing strategies ..

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