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|Title: ||Organizational and Agent-based Automated Negotiation Model for Carpooling|
|Authors: ||HUSSAIN, Iftikhar|
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Citation: ||Procedia Computer Science 37, p. 396-403|
|Series/Report: ||Procedia Computer Science|
|Series/Report no.: ||37|
|Abstract: ||In the carpooling, individuals need to communicate, negotiate and in most cases adapt their daily schedule to enable cooperation.
Through negotiation, agents (individuals) can reach complex agreements in an iterative way which meet the criteria for
successful negotiation. The result of the negotiation depends on “negotiation mechanism” used to match and on the behavior of
the agents involved in the negotiation process. This paper presents an organizational and agent-based model for commuting by
candidate carpoolers using a simple negotiation mechanism aimed at finding an acceptable agreement between agents to carpool.
Initially, the agents involved in exploration process, search for their partners via some kind of Agent Communication Language
(ACL); after finding potential partners, they start a negotiation to find matched partner to carpool. After having found a good
match, the agents can carpool for a specified time period. The agents join the carpool group when the negotiation is successful
and leave the carpool group when the agreed time period is expired. Agents can be part of several carpool groups sequentially.
The first implementation used home and work locations as well as preferred trip start times and carpool periods determined by
uniformly sampling given sets. Furthermore a simplistic negotiation mechanism used roughly to produce possible results for the synthetic data. An automated negotiation model is implemented and validated through simulation. The Janus multi-agent platform is used. Future research will mainly focus on the development of behaviorally sound negotiation mechanism.|
|ISI #: ||000349985800051|
|Type: ||Proceedings Paper|
|Validation: ||ecoom, 2016|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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