ASP-Prolog for Negotiation among Dishonest Agents

Ngoc-Hieu Nguyen, Tran Son, Enrico Pontelli and Chiaki Sakama

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (LPNMR-11), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6645, Springer-Verlag, pages 331-344, 2011.


This paper describes a platform to develop negotiating agents, whose knowledge and rules of behavior are represented as abductive logic programs. The platform implements a flexible negotiation framework. Negotiating agents can operate with multiple goals and incomplete knowledge, and dynamically modify their goals depending on the progress of the negotiation exchanges. Differently from other frameworks, agents can operate dishonestly, by generating false statements or statements that are not substantiated by the agents' knowledge. The proposed platform has been implemented using the ASP-Prolog platform.

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