By Frank Dignum, Carles Sierra

It is now not essential to argue the significance of agent expertise. Be- des quite a few meetings and workshops on speci c features of agent know-how there also are many businesses which are exploring its exploitation probabilities. within the gentle of those advancements and that allows you to foster the move of agent know-how from learn labs to enterprise, the european has funded a \network of exc- lence" dedicated to agent know-how. This community of excellence, referred to as AgentLink (http://www. agentlink. org/), goals at bringing jointly examine teams from d- ferent international locations and business builders. the last word target is to create synergy one of the di erent initiatives and teams to enhance the competence of ecu and the distinction of academia. in an effort to accomplish that aim, Agent- hyperlink organises academic actions (summer schools), builds agent-related - terature repositories, and enables collaboration among member nodes. one of many major actions concerning the final aspect are the average conferences of \S- cial curiosity teams" (SIGs). At this second six SIGs are functioning, concentrating on issues starting from agent established social simulation to clever brokers for telecommunications functions and telematics. the present publication combines effects from the actions of the SIG on \Agent Mediated digital Commerce". This SIG gathers the most study teams and commercial companions attracted to using agent expertise in el- tronic trade. in the beginning the e-book features a roadmap of study and present technological advancements within the quarter of agent-mediated digital commerce.

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Individual rationality: A mechanism should be individually rational for all the agents involved. In other words, it should be in an agent’s independent interest to participate in negotiation — otherwise, a rational agent will not. If considerations of group utility need to be taken into account, they can be made a component of each agent’s private utility. Distribution of computation: Mechanisms that distribute the computation over the agents involved are preferable to ones in which one server is performing all the computation for the whole system.

Wurman, M. P. Wellman, and W. E. Walsh. The Michigan Internet AuctionBot: A configurable auction server for human and software agents. In K. P. Sycara and M. J. Wooldridge, editors, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents’98), pages 301–308, New York, May 9–13, 1998. ACM Press. 1 Introduction The most widespread and studied approach for managing negotiation between agents in a setting like electronic commerce relies on negotiation protocols. They are a set of guidelines that the agents of the system have to follow and that structure message passing.

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