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Computational Institutions for Modelling Norm-Regulated MAS: An Approach Based on Coordination Artifacts

Rossella Rubino, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti
As agent autonomy emphasises the need of norms for governing agent interactions, increasing attention is being devoted to (electronic) institutions for modelling organisations governed by norms. Moving from the concepts of role (with its normative consequences, i.e. obligations, permissions and prohibitions), norms (both regulative and constitutive), and normative agents, we first introduce the notion of Computational Institution for modelling norm-regulated MAS. Then, we discuss how infrastructural abstractions like coordination artifacts can be exploited to express norms inside computational institutions, and present an example based on the TuCSoN infrastructure.
1st International Workshop "Agents, Norms and Institutions for Regulated Multi-Agent Systems" (ANI@REM 2005), pages 12, 25 July 2005.
Gabriela Lindemann, Sascha Ossowski, Julian A. Padget, Javier Vazquez-Salceda (eds.), AAMAS 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands
	Address = {AAMAS 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands},
	Author = {Rubino, Rossella and Omicini, Andrea and Denti, Enrico},
	Booktitle = {1st International Workshop ``Agents, Norms and Institutions for Regulated Multi-Agent Systems'' (ANI@REM 2005)},
	Editor = {Lindemann, Gabriela and Ossowski, Sascha and Padget, Julian A. and Vazquez-Salceda, Javier},
	Month = {25~} # jul,
	Title = {Computational Institutions for Modelling Norm-Regulated {MAS}: An Approach Based on Coordination Artifacts},
	Year = 2005}