A relative entropy method for improving agent-based negotiation efficiency of collaborative working in construction projects

Xiaolong Xue, Jinfeng Lu, Yaowu Wang, Qiping Shen

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Abstract

This research presents a relative entropy method for improving agent-based multi-attribute negotiation efficiency (REAMNE) of collaborative working in construction projects (CWCP). This method aggregates preference information of negotiators of CWCP in two steps. Firstly, compromise group preference order is ascertained by using preference information, which is newly provided by negotiators, and compromise preference information, which is formed in previously agent-based automatically negotiation process and calculated by using a compromise preference model. Secondly, group preferences are aggregated by using a relative entropy model, which is established based on entropy theory meanwhile considering the multiple attributes in negotiation of CWCP. The method of REAMNE has the merit of fulfilling the necessary requirement of group decision making (GDM), i.e. maximizing preference consistency of GDM and keeping minimum gap of negotiators' utility and group preference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering - 4th International Conference, CDVE 2007, Proceedings
Pages426-428
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event4th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2007 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 16 Sep 200720 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4674 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2007
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period16/09/0720/09/07

Keywords

  • Agent
  • Collaborative working
  • Negotiation
  • Relative entropy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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