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Landes, Jürgen and Buettner, Ricardo (2012): Argumentation-Based Negotiation? Negotiation-Based Argumentation! In: Huemer, Christian and Lops, Pasquale (eds.) : E-Commerce and Web Technologies : 13th International Conference, EC-Web 2012, Vienna, Austria, September 4-5, 2012. Proceedings. Lecture Note in Business Information Processing, Vol. 123. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. pp. 149-162

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We design a protocol for two autonomous negotiating agents to incorporate Dung-style argumentation into an ongoing bargaining dialogue. Previous approaches considered bargaining and Dung-Style Argumentation as separated components, we show that intertwining these approaches increases the agents scope of action. In our framework the acceptance of an argument or attack uttered by self-interested agents is conditional on the acceptance by the negotiating partner. Our protocol thus enables autonomous agents to engage in a variety of human negotiation behaviours and thereby increase the agents capabilities to come to mutually satisfactory agreements.

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