Solving Conflicts in Agent-Based Ubiquitous Computing Systems: A Proposal Based on Argumentation

  1. Gregorio Martinez
  2. Felix J. Garcia
  3. Andres Munoz
  4. Antonio F.G. Skarmeta
  5. Juan A. Botia
  1. 1 Universidad de Murcia

    Universidad de Murcia

    Murcia, España


Atlantis Ambient and Pervasive Intelligence

ISSN: 1875-7669

ISBN: 9789491216312

Year of publication: 2009

Pages: 1-12

Type: Book chapter

DOI: 10.2991/978-94-91216-31-2_1 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor


Agent based ubiquitous computing environments have many sources of complexity. One of the most important is derived from the high number of agents which must survive in such kind of system. In systems with a high population of agents, conflicts are very frequent. Thus, there is a need for highly efficient techniques to solve conflictive situations, when they are produced. In this paper, we propose an approach based on argumentation to solve authorization conflicts. Authorization decisions are taken with authorization policies and conflicts are solved by the agent themselves by arguing.