Joint conversation specification and compliance

Paurobally, Shamimabi and Wooldridge, Michael (2007) Joint conversation specification and compliance. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 14 - 18, 2007. ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article No. 30. ISBN 9788190426275

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1329125.1329162

Abstract

Formal specifications of protocol-oriented agent interactions have focused mainly on the semantics of the constituent agent communication language (ACL). We argue that a proper theoretical treatment of conversations cannot be simply derived compositionally from the semantics of individual Communicative Acts (CAs). Accordingly, we develop a theory of joint conversations that is independent of its constituent CAs. We treat the process of a group following an interaction protocol as a persistent joint communicative action (JCA) by the group. We define compliance in a joint conversation and we prove salient properties of joint conversations.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agent, belief, joint communicative action, protocol
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2008 15:03
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2008 15:03
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/5302

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