Conference Proceedings

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.

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Real Thing Entertainment Pty. Ltd.

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was partially supported by the Australian Research Council and Real Thing Entertainment Pty. Ltd. under Linkage grant number LP110100050.