A Review of Research Literature on Bilateral Negotiations

Cuihong Li, Joseph Andrew Giampapa, and Katia Sycara
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-03-41, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 2003


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Abstract
Automated bilateral negotiations are an important mechanism to realize efficient distributed matching in the Navy detailing system, and the presence of outside options is an outstanding feature of the negotiations. In this report we provide an extensive literature review on the research of bilateral negotiations in the fields of Economics and Artificial Intelligence. Three important dimensions are described to identify the negotiation environment and to build a research model. Preliminary considerations and suggestions are given in these dimensions on modelling the system. The review suggests that negotiations with outside options is a new and important research problem, yet it can be addressed, based on the existing work.

Keywords
automated bilateral negotiations, multi-agent system, MAS, Navy personnel detailing

Notes
Sponsor: Navy Personnel Research, Studies and Technology (NPRST)
Grant ID: N6610-98-D-9501
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
Associated Project(s): Reusable Environment for Task Structured Intelligent Network Agents

Text Reference
Cuihong Li, Joseph Andrew Giampapa, and Katia Sycara, "A Review of Research Literature on Bilateral Negotiations," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-03-41, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 2003

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{Li_2003_4535,
   author = "Cuihong Li and Joseph Andrew Giampapa and Katia Sycara",
   title = "A Review of Research Literature on Bilateral Negotiations",
   booktitle = "",
   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "November",
   year = "2003",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-03-41",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
}