Counter-proposal: A Multi-Agent Negotiation Protocol for Resolving Resource Contention in Open Control Systems

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Abstract

The resource contention problem in control systems based on software agents occurs when agents with different goals compete with each other, to control a shared resource. In this paper we propose the counter-proposal protocol, a negotiation protocol that resolves the resource contention problem in control systems based on software agents. The protocol is evaluated by an example of a real control problem. The evaluation of the example demonstrates that the protocol is able to find acceptable solutions between competing software agents, if they exist. The focus of this paper is to present the design and implementation of the protocol.
Translated title of the contributionCounter-proposal: A Multi-Agent Negotiation Protocol for Resolving Resource Contention in Open Control Systems
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems AAMAS2010 : Workshop AC - Agent Communication
Number of pages52
PublisherIFAAMAS
Publication date2010
Pages37-89
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventThe 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 10. May 201014. May 2010

Conference

ConferenceThe 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period10/05/201014/05/2010

Keywords

  • Negotiation, Communication protocols, Resource contention, Software engineering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Counter-proposal: A Multi-Agent Negotiation Protocol for Resolving Resource Contention in Open Control Systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this