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A Colored Petri Net based approach for multi-agent interactions


Bai, Q and Zhang, M and Win, KT, A Colored Petri Net based approach for multi-agent interactions, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents, 13-15 December 2004, Palmerston North, New Zealand, pp. 152-158. (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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In a multi-agent system (MAS), agent interactions are established through exchanging messages following interaction protocols. Most current agent interaction protocols are hard-coded within agents during the agent designing, and this feature greatly reduces the flexibility of the agent interactions. In this paper, we present a Colored Petri Nets (CPNs) based approach to form flexible interaction protocols between agents. Through this approach, agents can analyse a protocol and check whether the protocol is "understandable" and advantageous to the objectives of agents.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:multi-agent system, agent interaction, interaction protocol, Colored Petri Net, agent coordination
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:140733
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2020-09-02
Last Modified:2020-11-09

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