The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Towards a Cooperation Knowledge Level for Collaborative Problem Solving

Jennings, N. R. (1992) Towards a Cooperation Knowledge Level for Collaborative Problem Solving At 10th European Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-92), Austria. , pp. 224-228.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


The cooperation knowledge level is a new computer level specifically for multi-agent problem solvers which describes rich and explicit models of common social phenomena. A cooperation level description (called joint responsibility) is developed to describe how participants should behave during interactions in which groups of agents collaborate to solve a common problem. The utility of this model is highlighted in the real-world environment of electricity transport management in which agents have to make decisions using partial, imprecise views of the system and cope with the inherent dynamics of the environment. In such situations the tracking of social action becomes a primary consideration; joint responsibility provides evaluation criteria and the causal link to behaviour upon which such assessment can be based.

PDF ECAI92.pdf - Other
Download (122kB)

More information

Published date: 1992
Venue - Dates: 10th European Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-92), Austria, 1992-01-01
Keywords: Distributed AI, Joint Intentions, Knowledge Level.
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


Local EPrints ID: 252127
PURE UUID: e769898d-d3d1-4b54-a2f4-6e9762b7c419

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 05 Dec 2002
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:06

Export record


Author: N. R. Jennings

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.