Iyad Rahwan from the British University in Dubai is visiting us today to talk about ABN and other things. We have been working with Iyad for some time on the Argument Interchange Format, ArgDF and various other things.
He will be speaking On the Benefits of Exploiting Underlying Goals in
Argument-based Negotiation at 1500 in the Lecture Theatre (not Wolfson today).
ABSTRACT: Interest-based negotiation (IBN) is a form of negotiation in
which agents exchange information about their underlying goals, with a
view to improving the likelihood and quality of a deal. While this
intuition has been stated informally in much previous literature,
there is no formal analysis of the types of deals that can be reached
through IBN and how they differ from those reachable using (classical)
alternating offer bargaining. This talk bridges this gap by providing
a formal framework for analysing the outcomes of IBN dialogues, and
begins by analysing a specific IBN protocol.