T-compound interaction and overhearing agents

Eric Platon*, Nicolas Sabouret, Shinichi Honiden

*Corresponding author for this work

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Overhearing is an indirect interaction type that enacts agents to listen to direct interactions among other agents without taking explicit part in the exchanges. In this paper, we propose a formal model of overhearing named T-compound and a methodology to describe generalised interaction networks in Multi-Agent Systems. The compound is defined with the π-calculus as an interaction composite. It is handled as an interaction primitive distinct from the traditional point-to-point one, so that our methodology can treat both cases homogeneously.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Societies in the Agents World V - 5th International Workshop, ESAW 2004, Revised Selected and Invited Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)3540273301, 9783540273301
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Workshop on Engineering Societies in the Agents World, ESAW 2004 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 2004 Oct 202004 Oct 22

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3451 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other5th International Workshop on Engineering Societies in the Agents World, ESAW 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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