Alternating-offers protocol for multi-issue bilateral negotiation in semantic-enabled marketplaces
A. Ragone, E. Sciascio, T. Noia, and F. Donini. Proceedings of the 6th International Semantic Web Conference and 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ISWC/ASWC2007), Busan, South Korea, volume 4825 of LNCS, page 393--406. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Verlag, (November 2007)
We present a semantic-based approach to multi-issue bilateral negotiation for e-commerce. We use Description Logics to model advertisements, and relations among issues as axioms in a TBox. We then introduce a logic-based alternating-offers protocol, able to handle conflicting information, that merges non-standard reasoning services in Description Logics with utility thoery to find the most suitable agreements. We illustrate and motivate the theoretical
framework, the logical language, and the negotiation protocol.