Towards Real-Time Argumentation

  • Vicente Julián
    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) vinglada[at]
  • Martí Navarro
    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
  • Vicente Botti
    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
  • Stella Heras
    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)


In this paper, we deal with the problem of real-time coordination with the more general approach of reaching real-time agreements in MAS. Concretely, this work proposes a real-time argumentation framework in an attempt to provide agents with the ability of engaging in argumentative dialogues and come with a solution for their underlying agreement process within a bounded period of time. The framework has been implemented and evaluated in the domain of a customer support application. Concretely, we consider a society of agents that act on behalf of a group of technicians that must solve problems in a Technology Management Centre (TMC) within a bounded time. This centre controls every process implicated in the provision of technological and customer support services to private or public organisations by means of a call centre. The contract signed between the TCM and the customer establishes penalties if the specified time is exceeded.
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Julián, V., Navarro, M., Botti, V., & Heras, S. (2015). Towards Real-Time Argumentation. ADCAIJ: Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal, 4(4), 35–58.


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