An evolutionary learning approach for adaptive negotiation agents

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-72
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

Abstract

Developing effective and efficient negotiation mechanisms for real-world applications such as e-business is challenging because negotiations in such a context are characterized by combinatorially complex negotiation spaces, tough deadlines, very limited information about the opponents, and volatile negotiator preferences. Accordingly, practical negotiation systems should be empowered by effective learning mechanisms to acquire dynamic domain knowledge from the possibly changing negotiation contexts. This article illustrates our adaptive negotiation agents, which are underpinned by robust evolutionary learning mechanisms to deal with complex and dynamic negotiation contexts. Our experimental results show that GA-based adaptive negotiation agents outperform a theoretically optimal negotiation mechanism that guarantees Pareto optimal. Our research work opens the door to the development of practical negotiation systems for real-world applications. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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An evolutionary learning approach for adaptive negotiation agents. / Lau, Raymond Y. K.; Tang, Maolin; Wong, On et al.
In: International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 41-72.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review