TheNegotiator: A Dynamic Strategy for Bilateral Negotiations with Time-Based Discounts
Recently developed automated negotiation agents are starting to outperform humans in multiple types of negotiation. There has been a large body of research focusing on the design of negotiation strategies. However, only few authors have addressed the challenge of time-based discounts. In the ANAC2011, negotiation agents had to compete on various domains both with and without time-based discounts. This work presents the strategy of one of the finalists: TheNegotiator. Our contribution to the field of bilateral negotiation is threefold; First, we present the negotiation strategy of TheNegotiator; Second, we analyze the strategy using various quality measures; Finally, we discuss how the agent could be improved.
KeywordsMultiagent System Bidding Strategy Acceptance Strategy Negotiation Strategy Dynamic Strategy
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