Social network semantics for agent communication

G Boella, J Hulstijn, L van der Torre

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In this paper we introduce a semantics for agent communication languages based on social networks, providing us with a principled way to define and reason about their dynamics. As an instance we consider dependence networks, where the social relations represent that an agent depends on another agent to achieve its intentions. We suggest how FIPA semantics can be reconstructed in this social semantics. Our approach reveals that we need special semantics for relations like ownership, authority or fear: all kinds of interesting social relations, not previously studied by multiagent systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2009)
EditorsK.S. Decker, J.S. Sichman, C. Sierra, C. Castelfranchi
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780981738178
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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