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Verifiable Protocol Design for Agent Argumentation Dialogues

Moschoyiannis, S, Krause, P, Bryant, D and McBurney, P (2009) Verifiable Protocol Design for Agent Argumentation Dialogues In: 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, 2009-06-01 - 2009-06-03, Istanbul, TURKEY.

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Abstract

We describe a formal approach to protocol design for dialogues between autonomous agents in a digital ecosystem that involve the exchange of arguments between the participants. We introduce a vector language-based representation of argumentation protocols, which captures the interplay between different agentspsila moves in a dialogue in a way that (a) determines the legal moves that are available to each participant, in each step, and (b) records the dialogue history. We use UML protocol state machines (PSMs) to model a negotiation dialogue protocol at both the individual participant level (autonomous agent viewpoint) and the dialogue level (overall interaction viewpoint). The underlying vector semantics is used to verify that a given dialogue was played out in compliance with the corresponding protocol.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Moschoyiannis, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Krause, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bryant, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McBurney, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2009
Identification Number : 10.1109/DEST.2009.5276713
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
PublisherIEEE, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Technology, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Computer Science, Engineering, digital ecosystems, autonomous agents, negotiation, vector semantics, verification, digital economy
Additional Information : ©2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Jun 2013 14:43
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:14
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/738722

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