Communication in Multiagent Systems

Agent Communication Languages and Conversation Policies

  • Marc-Philippe Huget

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2650)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2650)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Background

    1. Philip R. Cohen, C. Raymond Perrault
      Pages 1-36
    2. Randall Davis, Reid G. Smith
      Pages 51-97
  3. Current Trends

    1. Frank Guerin, Jeremy Pitt
      Pages 98-112
    2. Rogier M. van Eijk, Frank S. de Boer, Wiebe van der Hoek, John-Jules Ch. Meyer
      Pages 113-128
    3. Osher Yadgar, Sarit Kraus, Charles L. Ortiz Jr.
      Pages 129-145
    4. Laura Bocchi, Paolo Ciancarini
      Pages 146-163
    5. Simon Parsons, Peter McBurney
      Pages 164-178
    6. Marc-Philippe Huget, Jean-Luc Koning
      Pages 179-193
    7. Juan Manuel Serrano, Sascha Ossowski
      Pages 194-208
    8. Marc-Philippe Huget
      Pages 209-222
    9. Federico Bergenti, Giovanni Rimassa, Matteo Somacher, Luis Miguel Botelho
      Pages 223-238
    10. Mehdi Dastani, Jeroen van der Ham, Frank Dignum
      Pages 239-252
    11. Mark W. Johnson, Peter McBurney, Simon Parsons
      Pages 253-268
    12. Peter McBurney, Simon Parsons
      Pages 269-283
    13. Brahim Chaib-draa, Marc-André Labrie, Nicholas Maudet
      Pages 284-299
    14. Catherine Pelachaud, Massimo Bilvi
      Pages 300-317
  4. Future

    1. Munindar P. Singh
      Pages 318-322
  5. Back Matter

About this book


 Agents in multiagent systems are concurrent autonomous entities that need to coordinate and to cooperate so as to perform their tasks; these coordination and cooperation tasks might be achieved through communication. Communication, also called interaction by some authors, thus represents one of the major topics in multiagent systems.

This book presents the state of the art of research on communication in multiagent systems. First, three seminal papers by Cohen and Perrault, by Singh, and by Davis and Smith present background information and introduce the newcomer to the area. The main part of the book is devoted to current research work dealing with agent communication, communication for coordination and argumentation, protocols, and dialogue games and conversational agents. Finally, the last paper deals with the future of agent communication.


Argumentation Delegation MAS agent cooperation agent coordination agent interaction agents communication communication protocols distributed problem solving interaction protocols multiagent systems problem solving protocol engineering verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc-Philippe Huget
    • 1
  1. 1.Leibniz-MAGMAGrenobleFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40385-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44972-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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