A Study Group on a Review of FIPA Specifications (RoFS) Proposal

Document History

Submitted to IEEE FIPA Standards Committee, September 2005

Accepted October 2005

Work to start: 1st December, 2005

This document last updated 25-Nov-05

Problem Statement: The primary goal of the proposed Study Group [1] (SG) on Reviewing FIPA specifications is inherent in the name of the group, to review the existing pool of 25 standard specifications and related critiques of these specification. This review, reflecting also on the context of the development of the FIPA specifications, can help FIPA to decide whether or not to upgrade the FIPA specifications and to provide input in order to define new specifications. The scope of the review in terms of whether or not  to also focus on in depth on the specifications that did not make it to standard level will be decided as part of this SG’s program of work.

Objectives: The objectives of the proposed SG are to:

Participation: A list server will be established for the SG so that members of the SG can discuss using e-mail.  We will also look into the possibility of setting

Documents Generated: The working group is expected to generate an informational document to meet the objectives. 

Plan for Work and Milestones: We envisage that this WG should complete its remit within 6 months in order to make a timely impact.  

Dependencies:The study group will collaborate with related standard activities external to FIPA such as Agentlink related Technical Forum Groups, AAMAS workshop on agent communication, etc.  The study group will also liaise with new FIPA WGS such as Web services, Human Agent Communication, P2PNA, etc.


Chair: Stefan Poslad, Queen Mary.

To join the WG mailing list, send a message to: listserv@listserv.ieee.org and on the first line of the email body (not subject), put
Subscribe  fipa-rofs-wg   FirstName LastName.      

Anyone (even non-subscribed people) can send a message to fipa-rofs-chair(at)ieee.org


[1] This is a study group rather than a work group because it is not envisaged that this group will lead directly to new specifications and their reference implementations.