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Issue No.06 - November/December (2007 vol.22)
pp: 84-93
Pavlos Moraitis , Paris Descartes University
ABSTRACT
A multiagent system uses argumentation-based interaction to address service provisioning in an ambient intelligence context. Multiple intelligent agents on the user's mobile computing device address the ambient-intelligence issue and cooperate with a family of dedicated personal-assistance agents on the server side. Each of the latter agents is an expert on a different impairment, so their viewpoints may conflict. Together, they participate in an argumentation-based distributed decision making process to provide the best consistent solution for users having a combination of impairments. This article is part of a special issue on argumentation technology.
INDEX TERMS
multiagent systems, intelligent agents, argumentation, ambient intelligence, agent dialogues, distributed decision making
CITATION
Pavlos Moraitis, "Argumentation-Based Agent Interaction in an Ambient-Intelligence Context", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol.22, no. 6, pp. 84-93, November/December 2007, doi:10.1109/MIS.2007.101
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