On Monotonic Mixed Tactics and Strategies for Bilateral Multi-Issue Negotiations

J. Richter; Matthias Klusch; R. Kowalczyk

In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2010), 9th, May 10-14, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, AAAI Press, 2010.


We present an initial comparative evaluation between monotonic mixing and the traditional linear weighted combination of tactics in a multi-issue negotiation scenario. As the traditional mixing method may produce a non-monotonic sequence of utilities of proposed offers in case imitative and non-imitative tactics are mixed together (even when weights are static) we demonstrate that both agents can gain higher utilities in many scenarios when using monotonic mixing.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence