Principles of Automated Negotiation

Principles of Automated Negotiation

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Shaheen Fatima, Sarit Kraus, Michael Wooldridge
Cambridge University Press, 11/13/2014
EAN 9781107002548, ISBN10: 1107002540

Hardcover, 289 pages, 23.6 x 15.5 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

With an increasing number of applications in the context of multi-agent systems, automated negotiation is a rapidly growing area. Written by top researchers in the field, this state-of-the-art treatment of the subject explores key issues involved in the design of negotiating agents, covering strategic, heuristic, and axiomatic approaches. The authors discuss the potential benefits of automated negotiation as well as the unique challenges it poses for computer scientists and for researchers in artificial intelligence. They also consider possible applications and give readers a feel for the types of domains where automated negotiation is already being deployed. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in computer science who are interested in multi-agent systems. It will also appeal to negotiation researchers from disciplines such as management and business studies, psychology and economics.

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Summary of key notation
1. Introduction
2. Games in normal form
3. Games in extensive form
4. Negotiation domains
5. Strategic analysis of single-issue negotiation
6. Strategic analysis of multi-issue negotiation
7. The negotiation agenda
8. Multilateral negotiations
9. Heuristic approaches
10. Man-machine negotiations
11. Axiomatic analysis of negotiation
12. Applications
13. Related topics
14. Concluding remarks
Appendix A. Proofs