TitleA target-oriented discussion framework to support collective decision making
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGanzer-Ripoll J, López-Sánchez M, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA
Book TitleMulti-Agent Systems and Agreement Technologies. 14th European Conference, EUMAS 2016, and 4th International Conference, AT 2016, Valencia, Spain, December 15-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
VolumeLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
EditionCriado Pacheco, N., Carrascosa, C., Osman, N., Julián Inglada, V.
Series Volume10207
ISBN Number978-3-319-59293-0

Argumentative debates are a powerful tool for resolving conflicts and reaching agreements in open environments such as on-line communities. Here we introduce an argumentation framework to structure argumentative debates. Our framework represents the arguments issued by the participants involved in a debate, the (attack and defence) relationships between them, as well as participants' opinions on them. Furthermore, we tackle the problem of computing a collective decision from participants' opinions. With this aim, we design an aggregation function to ensure that participants reach a coherent collective decision.