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New Trends in Agent-Based Complex Automated Negotiations

  • Takayuki Ito
  • Minjie Zhang
  • Valentin Robu
  • Shaheen Fatima
  • Tokuro Matsuo

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 383)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Agent-Based Complex Automated Negotiations

  3. Automated Negotiating Agents Competition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Tim Baarslag, Koen Hindriks, Catholijn Jonker, Sarit Kraus, Raz Lin
      Pages 113-135
    3. Colin R. Williams, Valentin Robu, Enrico H. Gerding, Nicholas R. Jennings
      Pages 151-158
    4. Liviu Dan Şerban, Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Cristian Marius Litan
      Pages 159-165
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 1-1

About this book


Complex Automated Negotiations represent an important, emerging area in the field of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Automated negotiations can be complex, since there are a lot of factors that characterize such negotiations. These factors include the number of issues, dependencies between these issues,  representation of utilities, the negotiation protocol, the number of parties in the negotiation (bilateral or multi-party), time constraints, etc. Software agents can support automation or simulation of such complex negotiations on the behalf of their owners, and can provide them with efficient bargaining strategies. To realize such a complex automated negotiation, we have to incorporate advanced Artificial Intelligence technologies includes search, CSP, graphical utility models, Bayes nets, auctions, utility graphs, predicting and learning methods. Applications could include e-commerce tools, decision-making support tools, negotiation support tools, collaboration tools, etc. This book aims to provide a description of the new trends in Agent-based, Complex Automated Negotiation, based on the papers from leading researchers. Moreover, it gives an overview of the latest scientific efforts in this field, such as the platform and strategies of automated negotiating techniques.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Takayuki Ito
    • 1
  • Minjie Zhang
    • 2
  • Valentin Robu
    • 3
  • Shaheen Fatima
    • 4
  • Tokuro Matsuo
    • 5
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringNagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoya, ShowaJapan
  2. 2.School of Information Technology &, Computer ScienceUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  3. 3., School of Electronics and Computer ScienUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Dept. Computer StudiesLoughborough UniversityLoughborough, Leics.United Kingdom
  5. 5.School of Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical Systems EngineeringYamagata UniversityYonezawaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Trends in Agent-Based Complex Automated Negotiations
  • Editors Takayuki Ito
    Minjie Zhang
    Valentin Robu
    Shaheen Fatima
    Tokuro Matsuo
  • Series Title Studies in Computational Intelligence
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-24695-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-26968-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-24696-8
  • Series ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-9503
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 176
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computational Intelligence
    Artificial Intelligence
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