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Vicente Julián
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
Martí Navarro
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
Vicente Botti
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
Stella Heras
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
Vol. 4 No. 4 (2015), Articles, pages 35-58
Accepted: Jun 6, 2016


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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