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Protocol based communication for situated multi-agent systems
Katholieke University Leuven. (Computer Science)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1162-0817
Katholieke University Leuven.
Katholieke University Leuven.
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems-Volume 1, IEEE Computer Society, 2004, 118-125 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we intoduce a model for direct communication in situated multi-agent systems. Direct communicationis typically associated with cognitive agents, where theinformation encoded in the messages is related to a mentalstate. This generally assumed view on communication however,does not fit the approach of situated, behavior-basedagents. We propose a protocol-based communication modelfor situated agents. Communication specified in terms ofprotocols, i.e. well-defined sequences of messages, shifts thefocus of communication from the reasoning upon messagestowards the relationship between the exchanged messages.The model decomposes communication into three functionalmodules: message decoding, communicating and messageencoding. The core of the model, the communicating module(1) interprets decoded messages and reacts to them inaccordance with the applicable protocol, and (2) initiatesor continues conversations when the conditions imposed bythe applicable protocol are satisfied.

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IEEE Computer Society, 2004. 118-125 p.
Keyword [en]
Artificial intelligence, Batteries, Collaboration, Convergence, Decoding, Educational institutions, Encoding, Intelligent agent, Multiagent systems, Protocols
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Computer Sciences
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Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Computer Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19281DOI: 10.1109/AAMAS.2004.218ISBN: 1-58113-864-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-19281DiVA: diva2:530286
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Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Available from: 2012-06-01 Created: 2012-06-01 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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