A flexible protocol composition for multi-party coordination protocols in multi-agent systems

Ryuichi Takahashi, Kenji Tei, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Fuyuki Ishikawa, Shinichi Honiden

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Abstract

Multi-agent systems need protocols to coordinate among agents implemented by different owners. However, specifying coordination protocols for many participating agents is a complex task. A protocol composition approach, which can reduce the complexity of specifying such a coordination protocol, must specify how to compose coordination protocols in a composition configuration. Current protocol compositions cannot sufficiently reduce the complexity because composing a protocol several times requires the specification of too many configurations. We propose a protocol composition approach that can specify composition configurations in an abstract way. We assign metadata to the messages in a coordination protocol and use the metadata to specify the configuration. An abstract configuration using metadata can be applied to various protocol compositions and can reduce the number of specifications required for configuration composition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2008
Pages609-614
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 15
Event6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2008 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2008 Mar 172008 Mar 21

Publication series

Name6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2008

Conference

Conference6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2008
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period08/3/1708/3/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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