The Evolution of Interoperability

  • Amit K. Chopra
  • Munindar P. Singh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7169)


This note is a retrospective review of our 2006 paper [1] on the properties of protocols, especially interoperability.

A bit of history is in order. By 2006, the importance of a social semantics for protocols was well-established in the multiagent systems community. Further, commitments had emerged as a preeminent abstraction for capturing the semantics. The big advantage was that specifying the meaning of protocol messages in terms of the commitments among agents enabled the agents to act flexibly.


Multiagent System Autonomous Agent System Execution Local Perspective Social Computing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit K. Chopra
    • 1
  • Munindar P. Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TrentoItaly
  2. 2.North Carolina State UniversityUSA

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