Protocols for agent-based autonomous negotiations: A review

Year
2016
Type(s)
Author(s)
M. H. M. Adnan and M. F. Hassan and I. Aziz and I. V. Paputungan
Source
In 2016 3rd International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences (ICCOINS), 2016
Url
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7783287
BibTeX
BibTeX

Autonomous negotiation needs certain protocol, a set of rules that defines the interaction boundaries between negotiating agents. This paper aims to allow readers, particularly agent-based autonomous negotiation designers to understand and differentiate various agent-based negotiation protocols. This paper reviews one-to-one, concurrent one-to-many and many-to-many negotiation protocols that are divided into general, Alternative-offers and auctions-based protocols. In total, 23 protocols are reviewed. Then, this paper discusses some limitations of current negotiation protocols. As a conclusion, there are several addressable issues arises in using the protocols in different domains. The protocols should meet negotiation objectives such as time efficiency, robustness, consistency and information sharing.