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By Frank Dignum, Carles Sierra

It is now now not essential to argue the significance of agent know-how. Be- des various meetings and workshops on speci c points of agent know-how there also are many businesses which are exploring its exploitation chances. within the mild of those advancements and on the way to foster the move of agent expertise from learn labs to enterprise, the ecu has funded a \network of exc- lence" dedicated to agent know-how. This community of excellence, referred to as AgentLink (http://www. agentlink. org/), goals at bringing jointly examine teams from d- ferent international locations and business builders. the final word target is to create synergy one of the di erent initiatives and teams to enhance the competence of eu and the distinction of academia. on the way to accomplish that aim, Agent- hyperlink organises academic actions (summer schools), builds agent-related - terature repositories, and enables collaboration among member nodes. one of many major actions regarding the final aspect are the commonplace conferences of \S- cial curiosity teams" (SIGs). At this second six SIGs are functioning, targeting subject matters starting from agent established social simulation to clever brokers for telecommunications purposes and telematics. the present booklet combines effects from the actions of the SIG on \Agent Mediated digital Commerce". This SIG gathers the most study teams and commercial companions drawn to using agent expertise in el- tronic trade. initially the e-book features a roadmap of study and present technological advancements within the zone of agent-mediated digital commerce.

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Refuse(P): An agent wants to refuse proposal P. Modify(P,Q): An agent wants to change proposal P into proposal Q that suits him. This is equivalent to Refuse(P) & Propose(Q) where Q is build from P. No-Proposal: An agent wants to indicate he has no new proposal to put forward. Abort: An agent quits negotiating. Report-Agreement(P): An agent has detected a general agreement on proposal P. Designing and Testing Negotiation Protocols 39 Report-Failure(SBP): An agent has detected the negotiation broke down.

Real numbers behind net profits 1999. Sixth annual study, New Hampshire, June 1999. 29. J. Rodriguez, P. Noriega, C. Sierra, and J. Padget. 5 A Java-based Electronic Auction House. In Proceedings of 2nd Conference on Practical Applications of Intelligent Agents and MultiAgent Technology (PAAM), pages 207–224, London, UK, April 1997. 30. J. S. Rosenschein and G. Zlotkin. Rules of Encounter: Designing Conventions for Automated Negotiation among Computers. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1994. A Classification Scheme for Negotiation in Electronic Commerce 33 31.

That is, the protocol defines the circumstances under which the interaction between the agents takes place: what deals can be made and what sequences of offers are allowed. In general, agents must reach agreement on the negotiation protocol to use before negotiation proper begins. Reaching agreement on a negotiation strategy may itself be done by meta-level negotiation, but we do not consider this process here. An agent’s negotiation strategy is the specification of the sequence of actions (usually offers or responses) the agent plans to make during the negotiation.

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