An Improved Design of Contract Net Trust Establishment Protocol
Aarti Singh, Dimple Juneja
Journal Title:ACEEE International Journal on Communication
Contract Net Protocol (CNP) is FIPA standardized high level communication protocol which specifies the way software agents should follow while communicating. However it lacks methods for ensuring trust and reliability of the agents participating in the communication. In an earlier paper authors proposed a variation of CNP involving trust establishment feature into it, termed as Contract Net Trust Establishment Protocol (CNTEP). However, efficient communication can not be ensured unless the communicating counterpart is reliable. This fact provided the motivation for the present work, which extends CNTEP and incorporates reliability computation component in it.