Advances in Agent Communication

International Workshop on Agent Communication Languages, ACL 2003, Melbourne, Australia, July 14, 2003. Revised and Invited Papers

  • Frank Dignum
Conference proceedings ACL 2003

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2922)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2922)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Section I: Fundamentals of Agent Communication

    1. Andrew J. I. Jones, Xavier Parent
      Pages 1-17
    2. Michael Rovatsos, Matthias Nickles, Gerhard Weiss
      Pages 18-36
    3. Philippe Pasquier, Nicolas Andrillon, Marc-André Labrie, Brahim Chaib-draa
      Pages 37-58
    4. Marc-Philippe Huget, Michael Wooldridge
      Pages 75-90
    5. Ulle Endriss, Nicolas Maudet, Fariba Sadri, Francesca Toni
      Pages 91-107
  3. Section II: Agent Communication and Commitments

    1. Nicoletta Fornara, Marco Colombetti
      Pages 108-127
    2. Mario Verdicchio, Marco Colombetti
      Pages 128-145
    3. Jamal Bentahar, Bernard Moulin, Brahim Chaib-draa
      Pages 146-165
    4. Ashok U. Mallya, Pınar Yolum, Munindar P. Singh
      Pages 166-182
    5. Amit Chopra, Munindar P. Singh
      Pages 183-200
  4. Section III: Communication within Groups of Agents

    1. David Traum
      Pages 201-211
    2. Frank P. M. Dignum, Gerard A. W. Vreeswijk
      Pages 212-230
    3. Paolo Busetta, Mattia Merzi, Silvia Rossi, François Legras
      Pages 231-253
    4. François Legras, Catherine Tessier
      Pages 254-270
    5. John Yen, Xiaocong Fan, Richard A. Volz
      Pages 271-290
  5. Section IV: Dialogues

    1. Benjamin Vitteau, Marc-Philippe Huget
      Pages 291-309
    2. Paul E. Dunne, Peter McBurney
      Pages 310-328
    3. Simon Parsons, Peter McBurney, Michael Wooldridge
      Pages 329-348
    4. Robbert-Jan Beun, Rogier M. van Eijk
      Pages 349-363
    5. Peter McBurney, Simon Parsons
      Pages 364-382
    6. Iyad Rahwan, Liz Sonenberg, Frank P. M. Dignum
      Pages 383-401
  6. Back Matter

About these proceedings


InthisbookwepresentacollectionofpapersaroundthetopicofAgentCom- nication. The communication between agents has been one of the major topics of research in multi-agent systems. The current work can therefore build on a number of previous workshops, the proceedings of which have been published in earlier volumes in this series. The basis of this collection is the accepted s- missions of the workshop on Agent Communication Languages which was held in conjunction with the AAMAS conference in July 2003 in Melbourne. The workshop received 15 submissions of which 12 were selected for publication in this volume. Although the number of submissions was less than expected for an important area like Agent Communication there is no reason to worry that this area does not get enough attention from the agent community. First of all, the 12 selected papers are all of high quality. The high acceptance rate is only due to this high quality and not to the necessity to select a certain number of papers. 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.


agent communication agent communication languages agent communication protocols agent conversation agent cooperation agents autonom commitments communication complexity group communication model checking multi-agent systems multi-party dialogues verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Dignum
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Information and Computing SciencesUtrecht UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20769-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24608-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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