Negotiation between economically motivated agents

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The real-time resource management and budget calculation in the civil construct:ion sector is usually a complex problem, specially when invoking a large number of heterogeneous entities, geographically distributed over a wide area. Moreover, the environment unpredictability that usually leads to the necessity of a constant and effective re-scheduling is an important problem. In this paper, a DAI based resource management system for civil construction companies is presented. To allow effective task allocation, a coalition formation strategy and a specific negotiation algorithm, specially adapted to this class of problems, including intra and inter coalition negotiation is introduced. Finally, to illustrate the proposed solutions, a concrete application example is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBalanced Automation Systems II
Subtitle of host publicationImplementation challenges for anthropocentric manufacturing
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media B.V.
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-35065-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4757-4585-6, 978-0-412-78890-1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


  • DAI
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Negotiation
  • Coalition Formation


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