Relaxed-criteria negotiation for G-commerce

Kwang Mong Sim, Ka Fung Ng

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"G-Commerce" refers to computational economies for controlling the resource allocation in computational Grid environments. Whereas many extant G-commerce models focus on auction and commodity markets, this work focuses on designing models for Grid resource negotiation (G-negotiation). The novel feature of this work is that G-negotiation agents representing resource providers and consumers are programmed to slightly relax their bargaining criteria under intense pressure with the hope of enhancing their chance of successfully acquiring resources. Two sets of fuzzy rules representing the relaxation criteria for providers and consumers respectively are developed. Augmented with a fuzzy decision controller, the agents follow a relaxed-criteria G-negotiation protocol. The relaxed-criteria G-negotiation protocol was implemented in an agent-based testbed using Java 1.5. Empirical results obtained from simulations carried out using the testbed suggest that by slightly relaxing their bargaining terms under intense negotiation pressure, agents (I) achieved higher success rates in negotiation and (ii) required fewer negotiation rounds (without sacrificing much of their utilities).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the AAMAS 2006 Workshop on Business Agents and the Semantic Web (BASeWEB)
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
EventAAMAS 2006 Workshop on Business Agents and the Semantic Web, BASeWEB 2006 - Future University, Hakodate, Japan
Duration: 8 May 2006 → … (Link to workshop website)


WorkshopAAMAS 2006 Workshop on Business Agents and the Semantic Web, BASeWEB 2006
Period8/05/06 → …
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User-Defined Keywords

  • Automated Negotiation
  • G-commerce
  • Grid Resource Management


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