SSP Group Meeting

11am, 30 August, 2005
Room 4.03, Appleton Tower
CISA, School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Addressing constraint failures in agent interaction protocol

Fadzil Hassan

The field of multi-agent systems shifts attention from one particular agent to a society of agents; hence the interaction between agents in the society become critical towards the achievement of their goals. We assume 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 (i.e. LCC). This talk describes the design and implementation of a constraint relaxation module to be integrated within LCC framework.