By Andrew J. I. Jones, Xavier Parent (auth.), Frank Dignum (eds.)
InthisbookwepresentacollectionofpapersaroundthetopicofAgentCom- nication. The verbal exchange among brokers has been one of many significant subject matters of study in multi-agent structures. the present paintings can for that reason construct on a few past workshops, the court cases of which were released in past volumes during this sequence. the foundation of this assortment is the authorized s- missions of the workshop on Agent communique Languages which used to be held at the side of the AAMAS convention in July 2003 in Melbourne. The workshop obtained 15 submissions of which 12 have been chosen for e-book during this quantity. even if the variety of submissions used to be lower than anticipated for an immense zone like Agent communique there isn't any cause to fret that this zone doesn't get sufficient cognizance from the agent neighborhood. to begin with, the 12 chosen papers are all of top of the range. The excessive attractiveness fee is just because of this prime quality and never to the need to choose a undeniable variety of papers. along with the top quality workshop papers, we spotted that many papers on Agent communique came upon their technique to the most convention. We determined consequently to ask a couple of authors to revise and expand their papers from this convention and to mix them with the workshop papers. We think that the present assortment contains an excellent and relatively entire assessment of the cutting-edge during this sector of analysis and provides an exceptional indication of the subjects which are of significant curiosity on the moment.