An Argumentation-Driven Model for Flexible and Efficient Persuasive Negotiation

Jamal Bentahar, Jihad Labban

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The purpose of this paper is to propose a formal description and implementation of a negotiation protocol between autonomous agents using persuasive argumentation. This protocol is designed to be simple and computationally efficient. The computational efficiency is achieved by specifying the protocol as a set of simple logical rules that software agents can easily combine. These latter are specified as a set of computational dialogue games about which agents can reason. The protocol converges by checking the termination conditions. The paper discusses the formal properties of the protocol and addresses, as proof of concept, the implementation issues using an agent-oriented platform equipped with logical programming mechanisms.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)411-435
Number of pages25
JournalGroup Decision and Negotiation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Agent communication
  • Argumentation
  • Dialogue games
  • Negotiation


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