ECAI 2004 Conference Paper

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Agent Planning, Negotiation and Control of Operation

Neophytos Demetriou, Antonis Kakas, Paolo Torroni

This paper presents a framework that integrates three aspects of agency: planning, for proactive behaviour, negotiation, for social behaviour and resource achievement, and control of operation, for reconciling rationality with reactivity. Agents are designed and programmed in a computational logic-based language where these aspects are accommodated in a declarative and modular way. We show how this framework can be applied to agent problems requiring negotiation and resource achievement and present some of its formal properties. The framework has been implemented based on a communication platform for agent interaction and on well-established logic programming technologies for agent reasoning.

Keywords: Multi-agent systems, Autonomous agents, Logic Programming

Citation: Neophytos Demetriou, Antonis Kakas, Paolo Torroni: Agent Planning, Negotiation and Control of Operation. In R.López de Mántaras and L.Saitta (eds.): ECAI2004, Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2004, pp.13-17.

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ECAI-2004 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Universitat Politècnica de València on behalf of Asociación Española de Inteligencia Artificial (AEPIA) and Associació Catalana d'Intel-ligència Artificial (ACIA).