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Advances in Agent Communication : International Workshop on Agent Communication Languages ACL 2003, Melbourne, Australia, July 14, 2003 - Frank Dignum

Advances in Agent Communication

International Workshop on Agent Communication Languages ACL 2003, Melbourne, Australia, July 14, 2003

By: Frank Dignum (Editor)

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InthisbookwepresentacollectionofpapersaroundthetopicofAgentCom- nication. The communication between agents has been one of the major topics of research in multi-agent systems. The current work can therefore build on a number of previous workshops, the proceedings of which have been published in earlier volumes in this series. The basis of this collection is the accepted s- missions of the workshop on Agent Communication Languages which was held in conjunction with the AAMAS conference in July 2003 in Melbourne. The workshop received 15 submissions of which 12 were selected for publication in this volume. Although the number of submissions was less than expected for an important area like Agent Communication there is no reason to worry that this area does not get enough attention from the agent community. First of all, the 12 selected papers are all of high quality. The high acceptance rate is only due to this high quality and not to the necessity to select a certain number of papers. Besides the high-quality workshop papers, we noticed that many papers on Agent Communication found their way to the main conference. We decided therefore to invite a number of authors to revise and extend their papers from this conference and to combine them with the workshop papers. We believe that the current collection comprises a very good and quite complete overview of the state of the art in this area of research and gives a good indication of the topics that are of major interest at the moment.

Conventional Signalling Acts and Conversationp. 1
An Empirical Model of Communication in Multiagent Systemsp. 18
An Exploration in Using Cognitive Coherence Theory to Automate BDI Agents' Communicational Behaviorp. 37
A Performative Type Hierarchy and Other Interesting Considerations in the Design of the CASA Agent Architecturep. 59
Model Checking for ACL Compliance Verificationp. 75
Logic-Based Agent Communication Protocolsp. 91
Protocol Specification Using a Commitment Based ACLp. 108
A Logical Model of Social Commitment for Agent Communicationp. 128
Commitment and Argument Network: A New Formalism for Agent Communicationp. 146
Resolving Commitments among Autonomous Agentsp. 166
Nonmonotonic Commitment Machinesp. 183
Issues in Multiparty Dialoguesp. 201
Towards a Testbed for Multi-party Dialoguesp. 212
Intra-role Coordination Using Group Communication: A Preliminary Reportp. 231
LOTTO: Group Formation by Overhearing in Large Teamsp. 254
Proactive Communications in Agent Teamworkp. 271
Modularity in Interaction Protocolsp. 291
Concepts of Optimal Utterance in Dialogue: Selection and Complexityp. 310
The Mechanics of Some Formal Inter-agent Dialoguesp. 329
A Cooperative Dialogue Game for Resolving Ontological Discrepanciesp. 349
The Posit Spaces Protocol for Multi-agent Negotiationp. 364
On Interest-Based Negotiationp. 383
Author Indexp. 403
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ISBN: 9783540207696
ISBN-10: 3540207694
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Lecture Notes in Artific
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 13th January 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.59