Multiple negotiations among agents for a distributed meeting scheduler

Toramatsu Shintani, T. Ito, and Katia Sycara
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on MultiAgent Systems, July, 2000, pp. 435 - 436.


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Abstract
We present a method for multi-agent negotiation for implementing a distributed meeting scheduler. In the meeting scheduler, an agent negotiates with other agents about making a public schedule by referring user's private schedules and preferences. We propose a new persuasion method for multi-agent negotiation for reflecting private preferences. We call the method multiple negotiations. In order to reach a consensus effectively, we propose an effective preference revision mechanism based on the multi attribute utility theory. We have implemented a distributed meeting scheduler to show how effectively the multiple negotiations can be used. The result shows that the multiple negotiations are effective in supporting group decision-making for scheduling a meeting.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab

Text Reference
Toramatsu Shintani, T. Ito, and Katia Sycara, "Multiple negotiations among agents for a distributed meeting scheduler," Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on MultiAgent Systems, July, 2000, pp. 435 - 436.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Shintani_2000_3574,
   author = "Toramatsu Shintani and T. Ito and Katia Sycara",
   title = "Multiple negotiations among agents for a distributed meeting scheduler",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on MultiAgent Systems",
   pages = "435 - 436",
   month = "July",
   year = "2000",
}