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Author Yolum, Pinar ♦ Singh, Munindar P.
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Content type Text
Publisher Springer
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Exploit Opportunity ♦ Open Setting ♦ Thus Traditional Representation ♦ Social Commitment ♦ Protocol Specify Legal Sequence ♦ Communication Protocol ♦ Protocol State ♦ Commitment Machine ♦ Autonomous Agent ♦ Electronic Commerce ♦ Structured Interaction ♦ Intervening State ♦ Traditional Representation ♦ Flexible Execution
Description Protocols are structured interactions among communicating agents. Protocols are essential in applications such as electronic commerce where it is necessary to constrain the behaviors of autonomous agents. Traditional representations of protocols specify legal sequences of actions but define neither the content of the actions nor of the intervening states. Thus traditional representations are inadequate in open settings where autonomous agents must flexibly interact, e.g., to handle exceptions and exploit opportunities. We develop an approach in which we model communication protocols via commitment machines. Commitment machines supply a content to the protocol states and actions in terms of the social commitments of the participants to one another. The content can be reasoned about by the agents thereby enabling flexible execution. We provide reasoning rules to capture the evolution of commitments through the agents' actions. Because of its representation of content and its o...
In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL-01
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2000-01-01