Non-monotonic bargaining, bargaining with argumentation
The standard bargaining protocol
of offers and counter-offers can be extended to include strategic delay,
argumentation and non-monotionic offers.
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of the opponent, to reject it, or to couter-propose it with a certain
new price. Do deal with the uncertainty in the opponent's reaction, the
agent builds and utilizes a model of the opponent. The evaluation of the
proposed approach showed the advantages of modeling the opponent in negotiation.
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