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Flexible negotiation modeling by using colored Petri nets


Bai, Q and Zhang, M and Sim, KM, Flexible negotiation modeling by using colored Petri nets, Journal of Information Technology Research, 2, (3) pp. 1-16. ISSN 1938-7857 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.4018/jitr.2009070101


In multi-agent systems, negotiations are important activities for solving agent conflicts and forming agent cooperation. Nowadays, many applications require multi-agent systems to work in open and dynamic environments. In such working environments, agents need to face various changeable factors in negotiations The dynamic features of open environments make the need of a flexible mechanism to handle agent negotiations that can involve various negotiation protocols and to allow agents to form dynamic negotiation relationships. In this article, we bring some advantages of Colored Petri Net techniques to capture dynamic and concurrent features of agent negotiations, and propose a Colored Petri Net based approach to model and handle agent negotiation activities. In this approach, agents can choose different protocols, which are represented in Colored Petri Net models, to operate negotiations. In addition, this approach supports flexible negotiations that involve different number of negotiation partners.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:business intelligence, colored Petri net, modeling language, multi-agent system, negotiation, intelligent agent
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Intelligent robotics
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Bai, Q (Dr Quan Bai)
ID Code:140738
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2020-09-02
Last Modified:2020-10-23

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