SSP Group Meeting

1pm, 3 September, 2004
Room 3.04, Appleton Tower
CISA, School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Business Process Model Based Multi-agent System Protocol

Li Guo

Traditional workflow management systems are normally governed by automated processes which define the flow of work throughout the organisations. However, such processes know  only about themselves, they do not possess any meta-level awareness. Furthermore, they are not designed to utilise or understand ontologies; they are not capable of autonomous action, intentional communication, or deliberatively cooperative behaviour. In contrast, agents possess  all of these capabilities. we propose an approach to designing multi-agent system interaction protocols using a business process model as the first step in multi-agent system based \ workflow system enactment.