Summary: Flexible Communication of Agents based on
Urmia University, Urmia, Iran
S. Arun-Kumar 2 ,3
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
New Delhi, India
Communication in multi-agent systems is an important subject of the current research. In this
paper, the syntax and semantics of a multi-agent programming language, called ECCS, are defined.
We focus specially on the communication of agents. The main contribution of this paper is a new
and flexible way of communication of agents. We finally work out a well known protocol as an
Keywords: Multi-agent systems, agent communication languages, FIPA-ACL.
In the last decade several new agent oriented languages and agent communica-
tion languages (ACLs), like KQML and FIPA-ACL, have been defined. Two of
ACLs have got more attention in the literature: KQML  and FIPA-ACL .
The semantics of these ACLs have been defined in terms of conditions on the
mental state of agents which is supposed to have beliefs, intentions and so on.