Enhancing commitment machines

Winikoff, M, Liu, W and Harland, J 2005, 'Enhancing commitment machines', in Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies II, New York, 19 July 2004.


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Title Enhancing commitment machines
Author(s) Winikoff, M
Liu, W
Harland, J
Year 2005
Conference name International Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies
Conference location New York
Conference dates 19 July 2004
Proceedings title Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies II
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin
Abstract Agent interaction protocols are usually specified in terms of permissible sequences of messages. This representation is, unfortunately, brittle and does not allow for flexibility and robustness. The commitment machines framework of Yolum and Singh aims to provide more flexibility and robustness by defining interactions in terms of the commitments of agents. In this paper we identify a number of areas where the commitment machines framework needs improvement and propose an improved version. In particular we improve the way in which commitments are discharged and the way in which pre-conditions are specified.
Subjects Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1007/11493402_12
Copyright notice © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
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