Kim, Jin-Baek; Strecker, Stefan; Kersten, Gregory; Law, Ka Pong:

Component-based Software Protocol Approach

In: Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN) 2005 conference, Vienna, Austria, July 11, 2005 and revised version accepted for the Special Issue on Frontiers in GDN research at Group Decision and Negotiation, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Vienna: InterNeg Working Paper, InterNeg Group, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (2005)
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Abstract:
A major challenge in developing an e-negotiation system (ENS) is that
	the context of negotiations such as negotiators’ characteristics,
	negotiation processes, negotiation rules, and social implication
	are different case-by-case. This context dependency makes it difficult
	to develop a general ENS applicable to wide variety of negotiation
	problems. In this paper, in order to mitigate the context dependency
	issue, we propose to adopt the component-oriented software protocol
	approach to e-negotiation systems and present a framework for e-negotiation
	protocols that implements this approach. According to this framework,
	an ENS is developed by designing a high level e-negotiation protocol
	which specifies the rules on allowed activities at a certain state
	and the rules on how to change them depending on the activities performed.
	Then, this designed e-negotiation protocol is executed by a general
	purpose ENS platform, which integrates software components and executes
	the protocol. This approach allows one to easily develop or modify
	ENS so that it can best fit into the context. We prove validity of
	our framework by redeveloping two existing ENS’s - SimpleNS and Inspire
	– using the framework for e-negotiation protocol model and an ENS
	platform that understands and executes the defined protocol.

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