This paper presents communication systems (CS) as the first available unified model of socially intelligent systems defined in terms of communication structures. It combines the empirical analysis of communication in a social system with logical processing of social information to provide a general framework for computational components that exploit communication processes in multiagent systems. The two main contributions offered by this paper are as follows: First, a formal model of CS that is based on an improved version of expectation networks and their processing is presented. This formal model is based on a novel approach to the semantics of agent communication languages which contrasts with traditional approaches. Second, a number of CS-based applications are described which illustrate the enormous potential and impact of a CS-based perspective of socially intelligent systems.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||International Journal of Computer and Information Science (IJCIS)|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2004|