Argumentation-based Agent Interaction in an Ambient Intelligence Context
Auteurs : Spanoudakis N., Moraitis, P.
Publication : IEEE Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on Argumentation Technology, Vol. 22, No. 6, November-December 2007, pp. 84-93
This paper presents an argumentation based interaction within a multi-agent system designed for addressing the special requirements of accessibility content and services provisioning in an ambient intelligence context. We describe an architecture with multiple intelligent agents on the user’s nomad device that address the ambient intelligence issue and cooperate with a family of dedicated personal assistance agents for each type of impairment, who are located on the server side. These agents provide the best consistent solution for people that have a combination of impairments through an argumentation based distributed decision making process. In this paper, we focus on presenting how we applied a particular argumentation framework for modelling communication and distributed decision making issues among a coalition of intelligent experts. The latter are looking for a compromise on the asked infomobility services, integrating different, very often conflicting, points of view due to the simultaneous existance of several impairments.