Building agents that plan and argue in a social context

Dionysis Kalofonos, Nishan Karunatillake, Nicholas R. Jennings, Timothy J. Norman, Chris Reed, Simon Wells

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In order for one agent to meet its goals, it will often need to influence another to act on its behalf, particularly in a society in which agents have heterogenous sets of abilities. To effect such influence, it is necessary to consider both the social context and the dialogical context in which influence is exerted, typically through utterance. Both of these facets, the social and the dialogical, are affected by, and in turn affect, the plan that the influencing agent maintains, and the plans that the influenced agents may be constructing. The i-Xchange project seeks to bring together three closely related areas of research: in distributed planning, in agent-based social reasoning, and in inter-agent argumentation, in order to solve some of the problems of exerting influence using socially-aware argument.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Models of Argument
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of COMMA 2006
EditorsPaul E. Dunne, Trevor J. M. Bench-Capon
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)1586036521, 9781586036522
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event1st International Conference on Computational Models of Argument - University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sept 200612 Sept 2006

Publication series

NameFrontiers in artificial intelligence and applications
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


Conference1st International Conference on Computational Models of Argument
Abbreviated titleCOMMA 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • Argument protocols
  • Multiagent planning
  • Negotiation
  • Social reasoning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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