Xudong Luo, Ho-fung Leung, Jimmy Ho-man Lee
This paper develops an agent-based methodology for meeting scheduling. In such a multi-agent system, each agent acts on behalf of a user. For each user the meeting scheduling problem is modeled by a fuzzy constraint satisfaction problem, and an appointment is made by negotiations among agents. A negotiation procedure concerns with two key components: the protocol for organizing negotiations among agents, and the operator for fusing agents' individual evaluations for a feasible time slot. In particular,we propose a kind of selfish protocol, and present an axiomatic framework for fusion operators. In addition, a meeting scheduling example is used to illustrate the proposed methodology.
Keywords: Scheduling, Multi-Agent Systems, Constraint Satisfaction, Uncertainty in AI, Distributed AI
Citation: Xudong Luo, Ho-fung Leung, Jimmy Ho-man Lee: Theory and Properties of a Selfish Protocol for Multi-Agent Meeting Scheduling Using Fuzzy Constraints . In W.Horn (ed.): ECAI2000, Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2000, pp.373-377.