Collective decision-making is a process in which participants make a collective choice from several alternatives. In this paper, we focus on collective decision contexts in which more than two selfish agents negotiate over multiple issues. We specifically consider a case of joint household energy purchase where the concerned households have to define a collective energy contract. The households involved may each be interested only in a subset of the issues at stake. We devise an effective protocol to regulate the interactions among the (household) agents and reduce their reasoning complexity. The mechanism we introduce is fully decentralized, it facilitates multi-lateral negotiation, and it reduces the complexity of the solution despite the inherent complexity of the problem.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - 2017 International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2017|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 2 Jul 2017|
|Event||29th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2017 - Boston, United States|
Duration: 6 Nov 2017 → 8 Nov 2017
|Name||Proceedings - International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI|
|Conference||29th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2017|
|Period||6/11/17 → 8/11/17|
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- Collective decision making
- Multilaterale Negotiation