If multiple autonomous entities — agents — are involved in chance discovery and management, then the agents involved may disagree as to what constitutes a chance event, and what action, if any, to take in response. One approach to agent communication in this situation is to insist that agents not only send messages, but also support them with reasons why those messages are appropriate. This is argumentation-based communication. In this chapter, we review some of our work on argumentation-based communication, discussing the issues we consider to be important in developing systems for argumentation-based communication between agents in chance discovery and management domains.
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