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Human-Agent Communications Working Group (HAC WG)

The primary goal of the HAC WG is to produce one or more IEEE standards that extend the current FIPA performatives for human agent communications.  Even though current FIPA agent communication language can be applied to human agent communications, they were not designed for communications in which agents assist human in various contexts (e.g., decision makings). An extended set of performatives for human agent communications can facilitate the application of agent technologies to domains that involve agents assisting human regarding decision makings.

Chair: John Yen (Pennsylvania State University)
(Chair email address:

The Wiki for HAC WG ( is now open. It also has
separate pages for "proposed performatives" where people can then comment on
the syntax and semantics of each performative separatively.

The following documents are available for this WG:


To subscribe the WG mailing list, send a message to:
and on the first line of the email body (not in the subject field), include:

Subscribe  fipa-hac-wg   YourFirstName YourLastName

(Note: the subscriber’s email address must be picked from your email address when you send it.)

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