Towards an agent-based negotiation platform for cooperative decision-making in construction supply chain

Xiaolong Xue, Jinfeng Lu, Yaowu Wang, Qiping Shen

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Negotiation is an effective and popular decision-making and coordination behavior in inter-organizations systems, especially in construction supply chain (CSC) which is characterized with fragmentation, low efficiency and multiple partners. This research proposes a multi-agent based negotiation platform for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of cooperative decisionmaking in CSC adopting agent technology and regarding CSC as a typical multi-agent system. General structure of the agent based negotiation platform is designed, which includes two kinds of agent group: specialty agents and service agents. Since different members in CSC have different preferences on the decision attributes (such as cost, time, quality, safety and environment), a multi-attribute negotiation model is established by designing negotiation protocol and describing the negotiation process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgent and Multi-Agent Systems
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Applications - First KES International Symposium, KES-AMSTA 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event1st KES International Symposium on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems - Technologies and Applications, KES-AMSTA 2007 - Wroclaw, Poland
Duration: 31 May 20071 Jun 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4496 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st KES International Symposium on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems - Technologies and Applications, KES-AMSTA 2007


  • Agent
  • Construction supply chain
  • Cooperative decision-making
  • Multi-attribute negotiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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