AAAI Publications, Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Interdependent Multi-Issue Negotiation for Energy Exchange in Remote Communities
Muddasser Alam, Alex Rogers, Sarvapali D Ramchurn

Last modified: 2013-06-30


We present a novel negotiation protocol to facilitate energy exchange between off-grid homes that are equipped with renewable energy generation and electricity storage. Our protocol imposes restrictions over negotiation such that it reduces the complex interdependent multi-issue negotiation to one where agents have a strategy profile in subgame perfect Nash equilibrium. We show that our negotiation protocol is tractable, concurrent, scalable and leads to Pareto-optimal outcomes in a decentralised manner. We empirically evaluate our protocol and show that, in this instance, a society of agents can (i) improve the overall utilities by 14% and (ii) reduce their overall use of the batteries by 37%.


Complex Negotiation; Interdependent Issues; Energy Exchange; Remote communities; Smart Home

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