PP-2005-25: Temporal Logics for Representing Agent Communication Protocols

PP-2005-25: Endriss, Ulle (2005) Temporal Logics for Representing Agent Communication Protocols. [Report]

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This paper explores the use of temporal logics in the context of communication protocols for multiagent systems. We concentrate on frameworks where protocols are used to specify the conventions of social interaction, rather than making reference to the mental states of agents. Model checking can be used to check the conformance of a given dialogue between agents to a given protocol expressed in a suitable temporal logic. We begin by showing how simple protocols, such as those typically presented as finite automata, can be specified using a fragment of propositional linear temporal logic. The full logic can also express concepts such as future dialogue obligations (or commitments). Finally, we discuss how an extended temporal logic based on ordered trees can be used to specify nested protocols.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2005-25
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2005
Uncontrolled Keywords: agent communication languages, protocols, model checking, conformance checking, temporal logics, ordered tree logics
Subjects: Language
Depositing User: Ulle Endriss
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/170

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