Enabling effective and emergent agent conversations

Fuhua Lin, Douglas H. Norrie, Rob Kremer, R. A. Flores-Mendez

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To enable effective and emergent conversations among software agents in open and distributed environment, this paper proposes a schema-based conversation modeling and manager-based conversation management approach. Conversation policies and interaction patterns among a group of agents are formulated and organized into class hierarchies of goal-directed conversation schemata, which are `sender-initialized' group interaction patterns and `receiver-responded' coordination constraints. Colored Petri Nets formalism is used for verifying conversation schemata. Using conversation schemata, conversation managers are constructed to mediate and administer conversations.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event4th International Conference on Autonomous Agents - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 Jun. 20007 Jun. 2000


Conference4th International Conference on Autonomous Agents
CityBarcelona, Spain


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