The Support and Tools section contains software that can be used on the
Web or downloaded. This includes software developed as part of the InterNeg
activities, e.g., Inspire, INSS and Aspire.
Support Program for International Research Experiments: Inspire
Inspire is a Web-based negotiation support
system. It contains a facility for specification and assessment of preferences,
a messaging system, a scoring function to aid in the construction of offers,
graphical displays of the negotiation progress, and a facility for computing
The Inspire system has
been used in teaching and training at many universities throught the world.
More informatiom about the use of the system in different courses is available
in the Training section.
Support System: INSS
INSS is a similar to the Inspire system but it has more flexible and more
powerfull Web-based negotiation support system with more advanced facilities
tailored to users' specific requirements.
Decision and negotiation
support environment: Danse
Danse is our new development project; it integrates software agents and
negotiation support system. Danse is an extension of the prototype system
Aspire. The Aspire
software agent, caled Atin, was developed by Gordon Lo as part of his
master thesis requirement.
More information about
our systems and tools, their architecture and implementation issues, results
of their testing and experiments is available in the
InterNeg reports, Research section.