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A Simple Argumentation Based Contract Enforcement Mechanism

Oren, Nir, Preece, Alun David and Norman, Timothy J. 2006. A Simple Argumentation Based Contract Enforcement Mechanism. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4149 , pp. 347-359. 10.1007/11839354_25

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Abstract

Agents may choose to ignore contract violations if the costs of enforcing the contract exceed the compensation they would receive. In this paper we provide an argumentation based framework for agents to both decide whether to enforce a contract, and to undertake contract enforcement actions. The framework centers around the agent reasoning about what arguments to put forth based on a comparison between the utility it would gain for proving its case and the utility it loses for probing environment state.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Additional Information: Cooperative Information Agents X: 10th International Workshop, CIA 2006 Edinburgh, UK, September 11-13, 2006 Proceedings. ISBN 9783540385691
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0302-9743
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:54
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/46306

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