The aim of this activity is to define purpose-specific interaction protocols whose need may arise when the description of communications done during the COD (Communication Ontology Description) and SD (Scenario description) activities does not match any of the existing FIPA protocols.
Non-FIPA Interaction Protocols identified during COD and SD are detailed in this activity.
Interaction protocols are classically described by using an AUML sequence diagram or similarly as done by FIPA specifications (see for instance ).
MAS Metamodel Elements
Work to be done
The designer starts from scenarios and the ontological description of communications in order to find the need for a new specific interaction protocol. If this is the case, then he can proceed to the definition of a new protocol that is compliant with the interactions described in scenarios and the semantics of the communication.
It is advisable to refer to the FIPA Interaction protocols library6 in order to see if a satisfying protocol already exists and if not, probably an existing one can be the basis for changes that can successfully solve the specific problem.