37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2004. Proceedings of the (2004)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 5, 2004 to Jan. 8, 2004
Dickson K.W. Chiu , Chinese University of Hong Kong
S.C. Cheung , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Patrick C.K. Hung , Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
Ho-fung Leung , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Agent technologies have been deployed to model and implement E-commerce activities as multi-agent information systems (MAIS). Agents provide services to one another for mutual gain on behalf of their users. This paper presents an MAIS infrastructure based on belief-desire-intension (BDI) agent architecture, constraint technology, and contemporary Web Services to facilitate negotiation support. Further, the MAIS infrastructure also supports customizable degree of agent delegation for users on different platforms, with or without agent support. We present a constraint-based negotiation protocol extended for a MAIS environment and detail the required adaptations on different platforms from a three-tier implementation architecture aspect.
H. Leung, D. K. Chiu, S. Cheung and P. C. Hung, "Constraint-Based Negotiation in a Multi-Agent Information System with Multiple Platform Support," 37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2004. Proceedings of the(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, 2004, pp. 33a.