Explanation-Based Negotiation Protocol for Nutrition Virtual Coaching

by Berk Buzcu, Vanitha Varadhajaran, Igor Tchappi, Amro Najjar, Davide Calvaresi and Reyhan Aydoğan Abstract People’s awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyles is rising. This opens new possibilities for personalized intelligent health and coaching applications. In particular, there is a need for more than simple recommendations and mechanistic interactions. Recent studies have identified nutrition virtual coaching systems (NVC) as a technological solution, possibly bridging technologies such as recommender, informative, persuasive, and argumentation systems.
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Conflict-based negotiation strategy for human-agent negotiation

by Mehmet Onur Keskin, Berk Buzcu, and Reyhan Aydoğan Abstract Day by day, human-agent negotiation becomes more and more vital to reach a socially beneficial agreement when stakeholders need to make a joint decision together. Developing agents who understand not only human preferences but also attitudes is a significant prerequisite for this kind of interaction. Studies on opponent modeling are predominantly based on automated negotiation and may yield good predictions after exchanging hundreds of offers.
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