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Multi-agent contracts: modeling, monitoring a...
Multi-agent contracts: modeling, monitoring and exception handling
(Università di Bologna)
Wednesday, 12th of January 2011, 14h00
FCT/UNL, Seminar Room (Ed. II)
In this talk I will present an overview of recent work done with my group in Bologna, and in collaboration with colleagues from Bogazici (Turkey) and NMSU (US), about modelling of contracts among agents based on social commitments. The emphasis is on the representation language, which has to be rich enough to model realistic scenarios. I will then show how to define time-aware commitments and their evolution, and discuss recent research on monitoring commitment states using the reactive event calculus. In the final part of my talk, I will discuss exceptional cases in which parties do not follow the contract, as they should, but they collaborate in identifying the reasons of exceptions and in suggesting possible ways to recover. I will illustrate the working of the overall framework using the jREC demonstrator.
Paolo Torroni is a Researcher in Computer Science at the University of Bologna. He is active in the areas of computational logic and multi-agent systems, where he authored more than 80 refereed publications, received 2 best paper awards, edited 8 books, organized 9 international workshops, 2 best PhD dissertation awards and 2 spring schools, served as secretary of the Italian Association for Logic Programming, area editor of the ALP Newsletter, evaluator for FP7 initiatives, and as a member of the steering committe and programme committee of more than 80 international events. His recent research interests are in contract-regulated multi-agent interaction, abductive logic programming and argumentation.
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