Multilateral mediated negotiation protocols with feedback

Reyhan Aydoğan*, Koen V. Hindriks, Catholijn M. Jonker

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When more than two participants have a conflict of interest, finding a mutual agreement may entail a time consuming process especially when the number of participants is high. Automated negotiation tools can play a key role in providing effective solutions. This paper presents two variants of feedback based multilateral negotiation protocol in which a mediator agent generates bids and negotiating agents give their feedback about those bids. We investigate different types of feedback given to the mediator. The mediator uses agents’ feedback to models each agent’s preferences and accordingly generates well-targeted bids over time rather than arbitrary bids. Furthermore, the paper investigates the performance of the protocols in an experimental setting. Experimental results show that the proposed protocols result in a reasonably good outcome for all agents in a relatively short time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Computational Intelligence
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X


  • Multilateral negotiation
  • Protocols
  • Smart mediators


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