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A coloured Petri Net based approach for flexible agent interactions


Bai, Q and Zhang, M and Ren, F, A coloured Petri Net based approach for flexible agent interactions, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Technology and Application, China, pp. 186-191. ISBN 0980326702 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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As one of the most important artificial intelligence techniques, multi-agent systems are widely applied in many fields. In a multi-agent system, agent interactions are established through exchanging messages by following some interaction protocols. However, as the application domains of MASs are getting more and more complex, some limitations of current multi-agent interaction mechanisms are rising up. To cover some limitations of current agent interaction mechanisms, in this paper, we propose a Coloured Petri Net based approach to enable flexible agent interactions in open environments. This approach adopts Coloured Petri Net techniques to model agent interaction protocols, and separates interaction protocols and agents into two different layers. Through this way, agents can be more independent from a particular multi-agent system. Also, the flexibility and extensibility of multi-agent systems are enhanced.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Intelligent robotics
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Bai, Q (Dr Quan Bai)
ID Code:140730
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2020-09-02
Last Modified:2020-11-12

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