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Multi-Agent Decision-support System for Orchestrating Negotiation Automation


Rustam Vahidov (Concordia University)


The project aims at investigating the ways of effectively combining the use of software agents and human decision making for conducting negotiations. To this end it employs a framework for situated decision support which uses agents as the means to affect the way business processes are carried out. In the model a fleet of agents carry out specific negotiation sessions with buyers or sellers. This fleet is managed by the “manager” agent, which can instruct the negotiator agents to change negotiation strategies, preferences, reservation levels, and other parameters in response to the overall business performance. The manager agent has the authority set by a human decision maker, who uses decision support tools in order to set the targets for the negotiating agents to meet.


  • Decision Station for Service Level Agreement Negotiations in Computing Grids, Heitfeld, T., Neumann, D., Vahidov, R., Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN) 2008, Coimbra, Portugal, June 17-20, 2008.
  • A Framework for Distributed Situated Decision Support, Hu, H., Vahidov, R., Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN) 2008, Coimbra, Portugal, June 17-20, 2008.
  • Situated Decision Support for Service Level Agreement Negotiations, Vahidov, R. and D. Neumann, 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008.
  • Situated Decision Support Approach for Managing Multiple Negotiations, Vahidov, R., Negotiation and Market Engineering. Lecture Notes in Business information Processing, 2. Edited by H. Gimpel, N.R. Jennings, G. Kersten, A. Ockenfels & C. Weinhardt, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007, pp. 179-189.
  • Adopting Agent-Based Situated Decision Support Framework for Managing One-to-many Negotiations with Multiple Potential Agreements, Vahidov, R., Negotiation and Market Engineering. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings 06461, N. Jennings, G. Kersten, A. Ockenfels, C. Weinhardt (Eds.), 2007.

  August 22, 2019
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