Towards Planning Uncertain Commitment Protocols

Felipe Meneguzzi, Pankaj R. Telang, Neil Yorke-Smith

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In the context of a business process modeled by commitments, agents enact a protocol by carrying out goals that service their part of commitments. In a competitive or even in a cooperative setting, an agent does not know for sure
that its partners will successfully act on their part of the commitments. We introduce uncertainty into a successful recent approach of planning first-order commitment protocols. Probabilities reflect a semantics of the belief of an agent
about the successful completion of tasks by other agents within the protocol, capturing notions of trust. We take a deterministic Hierarchical Task Network (HTN) planner, introduce probabilities into the task networks, and derive a
protocol enactment which maximizes expected utility from the point of view of one agent. We illustrate our approach on a business scenario in e-commerce.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Subtitle of host publicationAAMAS 2015
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS)
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


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