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Agent Communication

International Workshop on Agent Communication, AC 2004, New York, NY, USA, July 19, 2004, Revised Selected and Invited Papers

  • Rogier M. van Eijk
  • Marc-Philippe Huget
  • Frank Dignum
Conference proceedings AC 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3396)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3396)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Section I: Social Commitments

    1. Nicoletta Fornara, Francesco Viganò, Macro Colombetti
      Pages 1-17
    2. Roberto A. Flores, Philippe Pasquier, Brahim Chaib-draa
      Pages 18-32
    3. Ashok U. Mallya, Munindar P. Singh
      Pages 33-49
  3. Section II: Multi-party Communication

    1. Marc-Philippe Huget, Yves Demazeau
      Pages 65-75
  4. Section III: Content Languages

    1. Jurriaan van Diggelen, Robbert Jan Beun, Frank Dignum, Rogier M. van Eijk, John-Jules Meyer
      Pages 76-90
    2. Mario Verdicchio, Marco Colombetti
      Pages 91-105
  5. Section IV: Dialogues and Conversations

    1. Jarred McGinnis, David Robertson
      Pages 106-119
    2. Joris Hulstijn, Frank Dignum, Mehdi Dastani
      Pages 134-152
    3. Matthias Nickles, Michael Rovatsos, Gerhard Weiss
      Pages 153-172
    4. Mirko Viroli, Alessandro Ricci
      Pages 173-192
  6. Section V: Speech Acts

    1. Karim Bouzouba, Jamal Bentahar, Bernard Moulin
      Pages 193-208
    2. Peter McBurney, Simon Parsons
      Pages 209-225
    3. Marcus J. Huber, Sanjeev Kumar, David McGee
      Pages 226-241
    4. Shakil M. Khan, Yves Lespérance
      Pages 242-259
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


In this book, we present a collection of papers around the topic of agent com- nication. The communication between agents has been one of the major topics of research in multiagent systems. The current work can therefore build on a number of previous Workshops of which the proceedings have been published in earlier volumes in this series. The basis of this collection is formed by the accepted submissions of the Workshop on Agent Communication held in c- junction with the AAMAS Conference in July 2004 in New York. The workshop received 26 submissions of which 14 were selected for publication in this v- ume. Besides the high-quality workshop papers we noticed that many papers on agent communication found their way to the main conference. We decided therefore to invite a number of authors to revise and extend their papers from this conference and to combine them with the workshop papers. We believe that the current collection comprises a very good and quite complete overview of the state of the art in this area of research and gives a good indication of the topics that are of major interest at the moment. The papers can roughly be divided over the following ?ve themes: – social commitments – multiparty communication – content languages – dialogues and conversations – speech acts Although these themes are of course not mutually exclusive they indicate some main directions of research. We therefore have arranged the papers in the book according to the topics indicated above.


Scala agent argumentation agent communication agent communication languages agent communication protocols agent conversation agent interaction communicational semantics conversational semantics distributed protocols modeling ontologies ontology petri net semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Rogier M. van Eijk
    • 1
  • Marc-Philippe Huget
    • 2
  • Frank Dignum
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information and Computer SciencesUniversiteit UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Leibniz-MAGMAGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.Dept. Information and Computing SciencesUtrecht UniversityThe Netherlands

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