Publications
Authors:
  • Mihnea Bratu , Jean-Marc Andreoli , Olivier Boissier , Stefania Castellani
Citation:
In Proc. of AAMAS'02 Workshop on Agent Mediated Electronic Commerce, Bologna, Italy, 16 July 2002.
Abstract:
In this paper we present the negotiation component of e-Alliance, a software infrastructure we are defining for
supporting negotiation activities in concurrent inter-organisational alliances. e-Alliance main intent is to
preserve the autonomy of organisations grouped in an alliance while enabling concurrency of their activities,
flexibility of their negotiations and dynamism/evolution of their environment. We propose a negotiation support
to the managers of the organisations belonging to such alliances, which combines middleware-level
coordination facilities and multi-agent systems support. We present our approach in the context offered by a
sample scenario of an alliance where partners out/insource jobs among them for better accomplishing their
customers' requests.
Year:
2002
Report number:
2002/016