A flexible negotiation model for an agent-based software process modelling
by Nao Li, Mingshu Li, Qing Wang, Shuanzhu Du
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Vol. 31, No. 1/2, 2008

Abstract: Our Agent-based Software Process Modelling (ASPM) approach describes a software process as a set of cooperative agents. Negotiation is the way in which the agents construct their cooperative relations, and thus the software process. Currently, most negotiation models use a fixed negotiation protocol and fixed strategies. In order to achieve the flexibility that the negotiation of the agents in ASPM requires, we propose a negotiation model NM-PA. NM-PA mainly includes a generic negotiation protocol and some rules, which possibly change in different negotiation processes. By changing the rules, the model can support multi-protocols and multi-decision-making strategies at a lower cost.

Online publication date: Thu, 27-Mar-2008

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