Advances in Agent Communication: International Workshop on by Andrew J. I. Jones, Xavier Parent (auth.), Frank Dignum

By Andrew J. I. Jones, Xavier Parent (auth.), Frank Dignum (eds.)

InthisbookwepresentacollectionofpapersaroundthetopicofAgentCom- nication. The verbal exchange among brokers has been one of many significant themes of study in multi-agent platforms. the present paintings can consequently construct on a few earlier workshops, the lawsuits of which were released in previous volumes during this sequence. the root of this assortment is the authorized s- missions of the workshop on Agent communique Languages which used to be held along side the AAMAS convention in July 2003 in Melbourne. The workshop got 15 submissions of which 12 have been chosen for booklet during this quantity. even supposing the variety of submissions used to be under anticipated for an enormous sector like Agent communique there is not any cause to fret that this region doesn't get sufficient cognizance from the agent group. to begin with, the 12 chosen papers are all of top of the range. The excessive reputation expense is simply because of this top of the range and never to the need to decide on a definite variety of papers. in addition to the high quality workshop papers, we spotted that many papers on Agent verbal exchange came across their solution to the most convention. We made up our minds consequently to ask a few authors to revise and expand their papers from this convention and to mix them with the workshop papers. We think that the present assortment contains an exceptional and rather whole assessment of the cutting-edge during this zone of analysis and provides a superb indication of the subjects which are of significant curiosity on the moment.

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At a more theoretical level, our framework provides a very simple link between autonomy and control and introduces a new, powerful notion of conflict defined in purely communicative terms, which contrasts mentalistic or resource-level conflict definitions such as those suggested in [12]. As a central conclusion, “good” protocols are proven to be both autonomy-respecting and contingency-reducing interaction patterns, which is shown through an analysis of example protocols with our framework. The remainder of this paper is structured as follows: section 2 presents the assumptions underlying our view of communication, and in section 3 we lay out requirements for agents our model is suitable for.

Essentially, it is based on the idea that the meaning of communication lies in the expectations associated with communicative actions in terms of their consequences. This expectations always depend on the perspective of an observer who has derived them from his own interaction experience. By relying on a simple statistical analysis of observed communication that makes no domain-dependent assumptions, the proposed model is very generic. It does impose some restrictions on the design of the agents by assuming them to be capable of recording and statistically analysing observed interaction sequences.

E. epistemic states of the interacting parties. g. utilities associated with previous frame enactments, etc. What makes interaction frames distinct from interaction protocols and conversation policies is that (i) they provide comprehensive characterisations of an interaction situation (rather than mere restrictions on the range of admissible message sequences), (ii) they always include information about experience with some interaction pattern, rather than just rules for interaction. Apart from the interaction frame abstraction, InFFrA also offers a control flow model for social reasoning and social adaptation based on interaction frames, through which an InFFrA agent performs the following steps in each reasoning cycle: An Empirical Model of Communication in Multiagent Systems 23 1.

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