A Semantics for the Interaction of Agents with Coordination Artifacts


Mirko Viroli, Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini

Cybernetics and Systems 2004, pages 564-569
13-16 April 2004
Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, Vienna, Austria
Robert Trappl (eds.)
17th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR 2004), 4th International Symposium "From Agent Theory to Theory Implementation (AT2AI-4)'". Proceedings

In this paper we consider the multi-agent systems (MAS) scenario where agents do not only cooperate by direct, communicative speech acts, but may also interact with coordination artifacts — embodied entities dynamically provided by the MAS infrastructure to realise specific coordination rules.

We study a semantics for this kind of interaction, based on the idea that agents exploit the coordination artifact according to some <em>operating instructions</em>, which describe the interaction protocol the agent has to follow as well as the mentalistic semantics of each single interaction.
By tackling some of the most relevant issues raised in the context of ACL semantics, our framework allows intelligent, BDI-like agents to carry on interaction protocols in a rational way.

 @inproceedings{acl-atai04,
Address = {Vienna, Austria},
Author = {Viroli, Mirko and Ricci, Alessandro and Omicini, Andrea},
Booktitle = {Cybernetics and Systems 2004},
Editor = {Trappl, Robert},
Isbn = {3-85206-169-5},
Month = {13--16~} # apr,
Note = {17th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR 2004), 4th International Symposium ``From Agent Theory to Theory Implementation (AT2AI-4)''. Proceedings},
Pages = {564--569},
Publisher = {Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies},
Title = {A Semantics for the Interaction of Agents with Coordination Artifacts},
Volume = 2,
Year = 2004

Publication

— authors

Mirko Viroli, Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini

— editors

Robert Trappl

— status

published

— sort

paper in proceedings

Venue

— volume

Cybernetics and Systems 2004

— volume

2

— pages

564-569

— publication date

13-16 April 2004

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— print ISBN

3-85206-169-5

BibTeX

— BibTeX ID
acl-atai04
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inproceedings

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