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The evolution of interoperability

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Publication date2012
Host publicationDeclarative Agent Languages and Technologies IX: 9th International Workshop, DALT 2011, Revised Selected and Invited Papers
EditorsChiaki Sakama, Sebastian Sardina, Wamberto Vasconcelos, Michael Winikoff
Place of publicationBerlin
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-29113-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-29112-8
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


This note is a retrospective review of our 2006 paper [1] on the properties of protocols, especially interoperability.
A bit of history is in order. By 2006, the importance of a social semantics for protocols was well-established in the multiagent systems community. Further, commitments had emerged as a preeminent abstraction for capturing the semantics. The big advantage was that specifying the meaning of protocol messages in terms of the commitments among agents enabled the agents to act flexibly.