Automated multi-agent negotiation framework for the construction domain

Moamin A. Mahmoud, Mohd Sharifuddin Ahmad, Mohd Zaliman Mohd Yusoff, Arazi Idrus

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose an automated multi-agent negotiation framework for decision making in the construction domain. It enables software agents to conduct negotiations and autonomously make decisions. The proposed framework consists of two types of components, internal and external. Internal components are integrated into the agent architecture while the external components are blended within the environment to facilitate the negotiation process. The internal components are negotiation algorithm, negotiation style, negotiation protocol, and solution generators. The external components are the negotiation base and the conflict resolution algorithm. We also discuss the decision making process flow in such system. There are three main processes in decision making for specific projects, which are propose solutions, negotiate solutions and handling conflict outcomes (conflict resolution). We finally present the proposed architecture that enables software agents to conduct automated negotiation in the construction domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 12th International Conference, DCAI 2015
EditorsSigeru Omatu, Qutaibah M. Malluhi, Grzegorz Bocewicz, Sara Rodríguez González, Edgardo Bucciarelli, Gianfranco Giulioni, Farkhund Iqba
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages203-210
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319196374
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015
Event12th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, DCAI 2015 - Salamanca, Spain
Duration: 03 Jun 201505 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume373
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other12th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, DCAI 2015
CountrySpain
CitySalamanca
Period03/06/1505/06/15

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Software agents
Decision making
Network protocols

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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A. Mahmoud, M., Ahmad, M. S., Mohd Yusoff, M. Z., & Idrus, A. (2015). Automated multi-agent negotiation framework for the construction domain. In S. Omatu, Q. M. Malluhi, G. Bocewicz, S. R. González, E. Bucciarelli, G. Giulioni, & F. Iqba (Eds.), Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 12th International Conference, DCAI 2015 (pp. 203-210). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 373). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19638-1_23
A. Mahmoud, Moamin ; Ahmad, Mohd Sharifuddin ; Mohd Yusoff, Mohd Zaliman ; Idrus, Arazi. / Automated multi-agent negotiation framework for the construction domain. Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 12th International Conference, DCAI 2015. editor / Sigeru Omatu ; Qutaibah M. Malluhi ; Grzegorz Bocewicz ; Sara Rodríguez González ; Edgardo Bucciarelli ; Gianfranco Giulioni ; Farkhund Iqba. Springer Verlag, 2015. pp. 203-210 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).
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A. Mahmoud, M, Ahmad, MS, Mohd Yusoff, MZ & Idrus, A 2015, Automated multi-agent negotiation framework for the construction domain. in S Omatu, QM Malluhi, G Bocewicz, SR González, E Bucciarelli, G Giulioni & F Iqba (eds), Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 12th International Conference, DCAI 2015. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 373, Springer Verlag, pp. 203-210, 12th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, DCAI 2015, Salamanca, Spain, 03/06/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19638-1_23

Automated multi-agent negotiation framework for the construction domain. / A. Mahmoud, Moamin; Ahmad, Mohd Sharifuddin; Mohd Yusoff, Mohd Zaliman; Idrus, Arazi.

Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 12th International Conference, DCAI 2015. ed. / Sigeru Omatu; Qutaibah M. Malluhi; Grzegorz Bocewicz; Sara Rodríguez González; Edgardo Bucciarelli; Gianfranco Giulioni; Farkhund Iqba. Springer Verlag, 2015. p. 203-210 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 373).

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A. Mahmoud M, Ahmad MS, Mohd Yusoff MZ, Idrus A. Automated multi-agent negotiation framework for the construction domain. In Omatu S, Malluhi QM, Bocewicz G, González SR, Bucciarelli E, Giulioni G, Iqba F, editors, Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 12th International Conference, DCAI 2015. Springer Verlag. 2015. p. 203-210. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19638-1_23