An Automated Negotiation-based Framework via Multi-Agent System for the Construction Domain

TitleAn Automated Negotiation-based Framework via Multi-Agent System for the Construction Domain
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMahmoud, M. A., M. S. Ahmad, M. Z. M. Yuso, and A. Idrus
JournalInternational Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
ISSN1989-1660
IssueRegular Issue
Volume3
Number5
Date Published12/2015
Pagination23-27
Abstract

In this paper, we propose an automated multi-agent negotiation framework for decision making in the construction domain. It enables software agents to conduct negotiations and autonomously make decisions. The proposed framework consists of two types of components, internal and external. Internal components are integrated into the agent architecture while the external components are blended within the environment to facilitate the negotiation process. The internal components are negotiation algorithm, negotiation style, negotiation protocol, and solution generators. The external components are the negotiation base and the conflict resolution algorithm. We also discuss the decision making process flow in such system. There are three main processes in decision making for specific projects, which are propose solutions, negotiate solutions and handling conflict outcomes (conflict resolution). We finally present the proposed architecture that enables software agents to conduct automated negotiation in the construction domain.

KeywordsAgents, Automatic, Multi-Agent Systems, Regulation, Value Management
DOI10.9781/ijimai.2015.353
URLhttp://www.ijimai.org/journal/sites/default/files/files/2015/11/ijimai20153_5_3_pdf_28774.pdf
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