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Using Colored Petri Nets for Conversation Modeling

Authors: R. Scott Cost, Ye Chen, Tim Finin, Yannis K Labrou, and Yun Peng

Book Title: Agent Communication Languages

Date: September 01, 2000

Abstract: Conversations are a useful means of structuring communicative interactions among agents. The value of a conversation-based approach is largely determined by the conversational model it uses. Finite State Machines, used heavily to date for this purpose, are not sufficient for complex agent interactions requiring a notion of concurrency. We propose the use of Colored Petri Nets as a model underlying a language for conversation specification. This carries the relative simplicity and graphical representation of the former approach, along with greater expressive power and support for concurrency. The construction of such a language, Protolingua, is currently being investigated within the framework of the Jackal agent development environment. In this paper, we explore the use of Colored Petri Nets in modeling agent communicative interaction.

Type: InBook

Editors: Frank Dignum, and Mark Greaves

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Series: Lecture Notes in AI

Pages: 178-192

Volume: 1916

Tags: agent, agent, coordination

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