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Agent Communication and Cooperative Information Agents

  • Frank Dignum
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1860)

Abstract

In any multi-agent system the coordination between the agents is an important element that determines to a large extent the effectiveness of the system. One way to facilitate the coordination between the agents are agent communication languages. In this paper we will present a short introduction to agent communication languages in general and will indicate the main topics of interest in agent communication research. We will relate these developments to the characteristics of cooperative information agents in particular. This leads to a number of short term goals for the development of agent communication between cooperative information agents, which are for some part very practical and also deviate in emphasis from agent communication in general.

Keywords

Multiagent System Semantic Theory Agent Communication Message Type Agent Conversation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Dignum
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  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics & Computer ScienceEindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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