A Survey of Decision Support Mechanisms for Negotiation

by Reyhan Aydoğan, and Catholijn M. Jonker


This paper introduces a dependency analysis and a categorization of conceptualized and existing economic decision support mechanisms for negotiation. The focus of our survey is on economic decision support mechanisms, although some behavioural support mechanisms were included, to recognize the important work in that area. We categorize support mechanisms from four different aspects: (i) economic versus behavioral decision support, (ii) analytical versus strategical support, (iii) active versus passive support and (iv) implicit versus explicit support. Our survey suggests that active mechanisms would be more effective than passive ones, and that implicit mechanisms can shield the user from mathematical complexities. Furthermore, we provide a list of existing economic support mechanisms.

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  author       = {Reyhan Aydogan and
                  Catholijn M. Jonker},
  editor       = {Rafik Hadfi and
                  Reyhan Aydogan and
                  Takayuki Ito and
                  Ryuta Arisaka},
  title        = {A Survey of Decision Support Mechanisms for Negotiation},
  booktitle    = {Recent Advances in Agent-Based Negotiation: Applications and Competition
                  Challenges, ACAN@IJCAI 2022, Vienna, Austria, July 24, 2022},
  series       = {Studies in Computational Intelligence},
  volume       = {1092},
  pages        = {30--51},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  year         = {2022},
  url          = {https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-0561-4\_3},
  doi          = {10.1007/978-981-99-0561-4\_3},
  timestamp    = {Tue, 28 Mar 2023 19:49:35 +0200},
  biburl       = {https://dblp.org/rec/conf/acan/AydoganJ22.bib},
  bibsource    = {dblp computer science bibliography, https://dblp.org}