6.895 Negotiation Technology (H)
Negotiation broadly treated as interactive communication for arranging
(joint) activities. Introduction to negotiation technology in Multi-Agency
Systems. Consultation as a kind of negotiation for sharing information.
Consultation technology for software engineering. Semantics of concurrent
computation: participations and attributions. Program considerations
as reports, goals, plans, predictions, and commitments concerning ongoing
computations. Interdependence among participants in negotiation.
Negotiation breakdowns: causes and cures. Ethical issues in negotiation
Prerequisites: 6.034, 6.170
(The pre-requisites listed above are for MIT undergraduates and MEng
students. Ph.D. students that have not had similar courses should
talk to me.)
This subject is appropriate for 4th and 5th year undergraduates and
as a graduate subject.
Units: 3-0-9 (graduate H level)
Lectures are scheduled for M 2:30-4. The remaining contact hours
will be scheduled as meetings of individual teams.
253-5873 (Telephone will not be installed until September 9.)
First class meeting: Monday September 14 in 36-372.
Oct 19: IWMAS
1998: Negotiation Science and Technology
Oct 22: JINI:
Oct 28: Leasing; Transactions; 2 and 3-phase commit slides postscript,
E3PC paper postscript
[optional X3PC paper postscript]
(view postscript with ghostview/gsview)
Nov 16: Project resource: meeting scheduling negotiations
Nightmare (CAIA-94 Workshop agenda,
Dec 2: Project resource: example stubs,
Java Evaluator for stubs (JevaESUI).
Last updated 16 Nov 1998