A communication model for distributed agents


Kumova B., Kut A.

13th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS 98), BELEK ANTALYA, Turkey, 26 - 28 October 1998, vol.53, pp.481-489 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 53
  • City: BELEK ANTALYA
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.481-489
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Effective co-operation among agents requires a common communication language. In the past, research on software agents concentrated on agent architectures, problem-specific agent types, and general agent properties. Since, research on agent co-operation was restricted to domain-specific and isolated solutions, there is still a wide gap between the various existing software agent models. The lack of communication standards prevents from effective agent cooperation. In this work, we present the first results of an ongoing research that aimed at defining a formal language for agent communication and experimenting with it in a prototype, with the goal to identify general properties of an agent communication language. These properties can serve as a basis for related standards.