FOUNDATION FOR INTELLIGENT PHYSICAL AGENTS

 

 

FIPA ACL Message Representation
Library Specification

 

Document title

FIPA ACL Message Representation Library Specification

Document number

OC00068D

Document source

FIPA Agent Management

Document status

Obsolete

Date of this status

2001/08/10

Supersedes

FIPA00024

Contact

fab@fipa.org

Change history

2000/07/22

Made obsolete

2001/08/10

Line numbering added

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents - http://www.fipa.org/

Geneva, Switzerland

Notice

Use of the technologies described in this specification may infringe patents, copyrights or other intellectual property rights of FIPA Members and non-members. Nothing in this specification should be construed as granting permission to use any of the technologies described. Anyone planning to make use of technology covered by the intellectual property rights of others should first obtain permission from the holder(s) of the rights. FIPA strongly encourages anyone implementing any part of this specification to determine first whether part(s) sought to be implemented are covered by the intellectual property of others, and, if so, to obtain appropriate licenses or other permission from the holder(s) of such intellectual property prior to implementation. This specification is subject to change without notice. Neither FIPA nor any of its Members accept any responsibility whatsoever for damages or liability, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of this specification.

Foreword

The Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) is an international organization that is dedicated to promoting the industry of intelligent agents by openly developing specifications supporting interoperability among agents and agent-based applications. This occurs through open collaboration among its member organizations, which are companies and universities that are active in the field of agents. FIPA makes the results of its activities available to all interested parties and intends to contribute its results to the appropriate formal standards bodies.

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The FIPA specifications are developed through direct involvement of the FIPA membership. The status of a specification can be either Preliminary, Experimental, Standard, Deprecated or Obsolete.More detail about the process of specification may be found in the FIPA Procedures for Technical Work. A complete overview of the FIPA specifications and their current status may be found in the FIPA List of Specifications. A list of terms and abbreviations used in the FIPA specifications may be found in the FIPA Glossary.

FIPA is a non-profit association registered in Geneva, Switzerland. As of January 2000, the 56 members of FIPA represented 17countries worldwide. Further information about FIPA as an organization, membership information, FIPA specifications and upcoming meetings may be found at http://www.fipa.org/.

Contents

1 Scope. 3

2 ACL Representations. 3

3 References. 3


1         Scope

This document is part of the FIPA specifications and deals with message transportation between inter-operating agents. This document also forms part of the FIPA Agent Management Specification [FIPA00023] and contains specifications for:

 

         Different syntactic representations of ACL.


2         ACL Representations

ACL messages need to be encoded in a particular representation before they are transported by an ACC. The representation in use for a particular message is expressed in the :acl-representation parameter of the message envelope of that message. The FIPA defined representations are given in Table 1.

 

Representation Name

Description

Specification

fipa.acl.rep.bitefficient.std

A bit-efficient representation of ACL.

See [FIPA00069]

fipa.acl.rep.string.std

A string based representation of ACL.

See [FIPA00070]

fipa.acl.rep.xml.std

An XML based representation of ACL.

See [FIPA00071]

 

Table 1: ACL Representations

 


3         References

[FIPA00023] FIPA Agent Management Specification. Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, 2000. http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00023/

[FIPA00069] FIPA ACL Message Representation in Bit-Efficient Encoding. Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, 2000.
http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00069/

[FIPA00070] FIPA ACL Message Representation in String Specification. Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, 2000.
http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00070/

[FIPA00071] FIPA ACL Message Representation in XML Specification. Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, 2000.
http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00071/