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Addressing Constraint Failures in Agent Interaction Protocol

Hassan, M.F. and Robertson, D. and Walton, C. (2009) Addressing Constraint Failures in Agent Interaction Protocol. In: Multi-Agent Systems for Society. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume . Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 45-59. ISBN 978-3-642-03337-7

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Abstract

The field of multi-agent systems shifts attention from one particular agent to a society of agents; hence the interactions between agents in the society become critical towards the achievement of their goals. We assume that the interactions are managed via an agent protocol which enables agents to coordinate their actions in order to handle the dependencies that exist between their activities. An agent’s failure to comply with the constraints attached within the protocol might cause a brittle protocol to fail. To address this problem, a constraint relaxation approach is applied using a distributed protocol language called the Lightweight Coordination Calculus (LCC). This paper describes the design and implementation of a constraint relaxation module to be integrated within the LCC framework. The working of this module is later illustrated using a scenario involving the ordering and configuration of a computer between the customer and vendor agents.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Computer Information Sciences
ID Code:1677
Deposited By: Dr Mohd Fadzil Hassan
Deposited On:09 May 2010 16:42
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:25

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