Title: Argument-based decision making in ambient intelligence environments

Authors: Goreti Marreiros, Carlos Ramos, Jose Machado, Jose Neves

Addresses: GECAD – Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Group, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, R. Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 43, 4200-072 Porto – Portugal. ' GECAD – Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Group, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, R. Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 43, 4200-072 Porto – Portugal. ' Departamento de Informatica, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-059 Braga – Portugal. ' Departamento de Informatica, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-059 Braga – Portugal

Abstract: Decision making is a cognitive process of the foremost importance to set a line of action under change; it is said to be a psychological construct, being therefore latent and not directly observable. Indeed, issues of construct validity are paramount, where the information gathered would provide insight regarding the construct of emotional intelligence and how one would attempt to clarify its meaning and measure it. In this paper, this problem will be addressed in terms of an argumentation-based system, where intelligent agents simulate the behaviour of individuals as group members that take part in a decision making process.

Keywords: information quality; argumentation; group DSS; decision support systems; agent-based simulation; ambient intelligence; intelligent agents; multi-agent systems; MAS; agent-based systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIS.2009.028017

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems, 2009 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.182 - 190

Published online: 27 Aug 2009 *

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