Agent-Based Negotiation in Uncertain Environments

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Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXV: Proceedings of AI-2008, The Twenty-eighth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 2009, 1, pp. 147 - 160
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An agent aims to secure his projected needs by attempting to build a set of (business) relationships with other agents. A relationship is built by exchanging private infomlation, and is characterised by its intimacy - degree of closeness - and balance - degree of fairness, Each argumentative interaction between two agcnts thell has two goals: to satisfy some immediate need, and to do so in a way that develops the relationship in a desired direction. An agent's desirelfo develop each relationship in a particular way then places constraints on the argumentative utterances. The form of negotiation described is argumentative interaction constrained by a desire to develop such relationships.
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