TítuloAn Agent Architecture for an Uncertain World
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsDebenham J, Sierra C
Conference NameIAT
Conference LocationSydney, NSW
Paginación273 - 276
ISBN Number978-0-7695-3496-1

Successful negotiators look beyond a purely utilitarian view. We propose a new agent architecture that was inspired by the observation that "Everything that an agent says gives away (valuable) information.'' It is intended for agents who are uncertain about their environment. Information-based agency uses tools from information theory, and includes techniques for managing information exchange including: the acceptance of contracts, the estimation of trust, reliability, honour and confidence.