Nonlinear Negotiation: protocols for reaching agreements with complex contracts

Mark Klein; Miguel Angel Lopez Carmona (Universidad de Alcala, Spain); Peyman Faratin (Robust Links); Katsuhide Fujita (Nagoya University); Takayuki Ito (Nagoya University); Ivan Marsa Maestre (Universidad de Alcala, Spain); Shelley Zhang (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)

We are defining novel software algorithms that help agents negotiate "complex" contracts with many interdependent issues.

See this video for an introduction to the concepts underlying this work.

See this paper for an overview of the project: Negotiating Complex Contracts.

Go to this page for more details on this project.

For additional information, contact Mark Klein

Marsa-Maestre, I., Klein, M., Jonker, C. M., Lopez-Carmona, M. A., & Aydoğan, R. (2014). From Problems to Protocols: Towards a Negotiation Handbook. Decision Support Systems, 60:39-54

Representative-based Multi-Round Protocol for Multiple Interdependent Issues Negotiations. Multiagent and Grid Systems (in press)

A Secure and Fair Protocol that Addresses Weaknesses of the Nash Bargaining Solution in Nonlinear Negotiation. Group Decision and Negotiation Journal (in press).

Using Iterative Narrowing to Enable Multi-Party Negotiations with Multiple Interdependent Issues. Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (2007).

Multi-issue Negotiation Protocol for Agents: Exploring Nonlinear Utility Spaces. Twentieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2007).

Negotiating Complex Contracts. Group Decision and Negotiation Journal. Volume 12, Number 2 (2003).