Summary: Agreeing what to do
and Katie Atkinson2
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, UK
Abstract. When deliberating about what to do, an autonomous agent must gen-
erate and consider the relative pros and cons of the different options. The situation
becomes even more complicated when an agent is involved in a joint deliberation,
as each agent will have its own preferred outcome which may change as new
information is received from the other agents involved in the deliberation. We
present an argumentation-based dialogue system that allows agents to come to an
agreement on how to act in order to achieve a joint goal. The dialogue strategy
that we define ensures that any agreement reached is acceptable to each agent,
but does not necessarily demand that the agents resolve or share their differing
preferences. We give properties of our system and discuss possible extensions.
ACM Category: I.2.11 Multiagent systems. General terms: Theory.