The problem is fundamental and natural, yet deep - to simulate the simplest possible form of communication that can occur within a large multi-agent system. It would be prohibitive to try and survey all of the research on "communication" in general so we must restrict our focus. We will devote our efforts to synthetic communication occurring within large groups. In particular, we would like to discover a model for communication that will serve as an abstract model, a prototype, for simulating communication within large groups of biological organisms.
Gary Greenfield. On Agent Communication in Large Groups. Technical paper (TR-98-02). Math and Computer Science Technical Report Series. Richmond, Virginia: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Richmond, August, 1998.