15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  July 21-26 2002     Lyon     France  

ECAI-2002 Conference Paper

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Engineering Issues in Inter-Agent Dialogues

Nikos Karacapilidis, Pavlos Moraitis

This paper presents a logical framework for modeling of complex dialogues between intelligent and autonomous agents. Our overall approach builds on the assumption that an agent is composed of a set of modules, each of them conveying the appropriate knowledge to carry out a certain dialogue type, such as deliberation, negotiation, persuasion, etc. Much attention has been paid in keeping our framework as operational as possible, in that the architecture of agents and their conversational protocol are thoroughly interrelated. Due to the proposed knowledge structure, set of application-independent rules (called dialogue policies) and the combination of backward and forward reasoning, the framework can generate automatic dialogues between agents.

Keywords: Multi-agent Systems, Autonomous Agents, Dialogues between Agents, Multi-agent Communication

Citation: Nikos Karacapilidis, Pavlos Moraitis: Engineering Issues in Inter-Agent Dialogues . In F. van Harmelen (ed.): ECAI2002, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2002, pp.58-62.

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ECAI-2002 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the UniversitÚ Claude Bernard and INSA, Lyon, on behalf of Association Franšaise pour l'Intelligence Artificielle.