Designing commitment-based agent interactions

Winikoff, M 2006, 'Designing commitment-based agent interactions', in T. Nishida (ed.) 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM international conference on intelligent agent technology, Hong Kong, 18-22 December 2006, pp. 363-370.


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Title Designing commitment-based agent interactions
Author(s) Winikoff, M
Year 2006
Conference name IEEE Intelligent Agent Technology
Conference location Hong Kong
Conference dates 18-22 December 2006
Proceedings title 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM international conference on intelligent agent technology
Editor(s) T. Nishida
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication Piscataway, USA
Start page 363
End page 370
Total pages 8
Abstract A key property of agents is that they are social, and hence the design of agent interactions is a crucial part of an agent-oriented software engineering methodology. Agent interactions are usually designed by focusing on the messages, and using interaction protocols to define permissible message sequences. This approach goes against the idea of agents being autonomous, flexible and robust by limiting agents' flexibility in interactions. In this paper we focus on the commitment machine framework of Yolum and Singh, and we provide a simple and usable process, including techniques and tips, for designing commitment-based agent interactions.
Subjects Software Engineering
Keyword(s) agents
flexibility
interactions
messages
DOI - identifier 10.1109/IAT.2006.53
Copyright notice © 2006 IEEE
ISBN 0-7695-2748-5
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