Coordination and Conversation Protocols in Open Multi-agent Systems

@inproceedings{Gouaich2003CoordinationAC,
  title={Coordination and Conversation Protocols in Open Multi-agent Systems},
  author={Abdelkader Gouaich},
  booktitle={ESAW},
  year={2003}
}
This paper presents an approach to formally link a simple dependencybased coordination model to its related conversation protocol. Hence, by observing conversation among coordinating entities, an external observer is able to recognise valid conversations that do not break the established norms on coordination. This may help in building reliable autonomous agent based systems in open and untrustred environments.