By Topic

Toward open negotiation

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Phelps, S. ; Agents-Res. & Technol. Group, Liverpool Univ., UK ; Tamma, V. ; Wooldridge, M. ; Dickinson, I.

This article describes an approach to automated negotiation that agents can use in any marketplace, regardless of the negotiation mechanism in use. Because it expresses negotiation mechanisms via shared ontologies rather than hard-coding in participating agents, this approach is particularly suitable for open and dynamic environments, such as the Internet, in which the choice of negotiation protocol is subject to change. The authors address the problem of determining which negotiation strategies to use for a given mechanism by introducing an expert system to reason about bidding strategies according to the negotiation mechanism's declarative description.

Published in:

Internet Computing, IEEE  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 2 )