Multi-agent framework for negotiation in a closed environment

Adina Cretan, Carlos Coutinho, Ben Bratu, Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves

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Abstract

The goal of this paper is to offer support for small and medium enterprises which cannot or do not want to fulfill a big contract alone. Each organization has limited resources and in order to better accomplish a higher external demand, the managers are forced to outsource parts of their contracts even to concurrent organizations. In this concurrent environment each enterprise wants to preserve its decision autonomy and to disclose as little as possible from its business information. To describe this interaction, our approach is to define a framework for managing parallel and concurrent negotiations among independent organizations acting in the same industrial market. The complexity of our negotiation framework is done by the dynamic environment in which multi-attribute and multi-participant negotiations are racing over the same set of resources. Moreover, the proposed framework helps the organizations within the collaborative networked environment to augment their efficiency and ability to react to unforeseen situations, thus improving their market competitiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2013, ICNAAM 2013
EditorsT. Simos, G. Psihoyios, C. Tsitouras
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages1385-1388
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780735411845
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2013
Event11th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2013, ICNAAM 2013 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 21 Sep 201327 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Volume1558
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference11th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2013, ICNAAM 2013
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityRhodes
Period21/09/1327/09/13

Keywords

  • coordination services
  • dynamic environment
  • intelligent agents
  • Negotiation

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