Implementing an Agent Negotiation Protocol based on Persuasion

Victor R. Lesser, Susan Conry, Yves Demazeau, and Mario Tokoro

In this paper, we present methods for improving problems in group decision-making and implement a meeting scheduling system. This system automatically schedules mcetings based on users’ calendars. In the system, agents negotiate on behalf of the users. The problem is that the agent must clarify the trade-off between reaching a consensus and"reflecting the users preferences. We improve the trade-off by using the persuasion protocol and by controlling negotiation among agents by means of the effective characteristic function.

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