Specifying Protocols for Knowledge Transfer and Action Restriction in Multiagent Systems

  • María Adela Grando
  • Christopher David Walton
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4149)


In this paper we present the MAP a language for expressing knowledge transfer and action restriction between agents in multiagent systems. Our approach is founded on the definition of patterns of dialogues between groups of agents, expressed as protocols. Our protocols are flexible and directly executable. Furthermore, our language allow us to specify the connection between communication and knowledge transfer in a way that is independent of the specific reasoning techniques used.


Knowledge Transfer Multiagent System Agent Environment Decision Procedure Agent Instance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Adela Grando
    • 1
  • Christopher David Walton
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Group on Mathematical LinguisticsRovira i Virgili UniversityTarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications, School of InformaticsUniversity of EdinburghUK

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