A new Hierarchical Agent Protocol Notation
Michael Winikoff, Nitin Yadav, Lin Padgham
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS | International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems | Published : 2018
Agent interaction protocols are a key aspect of the design of multi agent systems. However, commonly-used notations are, we argue, difficult to use, and lack expressiveness in certain areas. In this paper we present a new notation for expressing interaction protocols, focussing on key issues that we have found to be problematic. The notation is evaluated against criteria, and using a human subject evaluation of usability.
Awarded by Real Thing Entertainment Pty. Ltd.
This work was partially supported by the Australian Research Council and Real Thing Entertainment Pty. Ltd. under Linkage grant number LP110100050.