Title

Complexity results for argumentation-based agent communication

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Innovations'07: 4th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Abstract

In autonomous multi-agent systems, agents communicate with each other in order to cooperatively resolve problems and achieve joint goals. In advanced applications such as e-business, agents should be able to communicate not only by exchanging simple massages, but by engaging in complex conversations such as persuasions and negotiations. In this paper, we address the computational complexity problem of such conversations where agents are equipped with reasoning capabilities based upon argumentation. We argue that the computational efficiency of these conversations depends on the underlying logical language and on the type of reasoning mechanisms. In addition, we show how a trade-off between complexity andflexibility could be achieved. ©2008 IEEE.

ISBN

9781424418411

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

First Page

506

Last Page

510

Disciplines

Communication | Computer Sciences

Keywords

Agent communication, Agent computing, Argumentation, Computational complexity, Reasoning

Scopus ID

50249109098

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository

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