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

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Rossella Rubino, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti
Olivier Boissier, Julian A. Padget, Virginia Dignum, Gabriela Lindemann, Eric Matson, Sascha Ossowski, Jaime Simão Sichman, Javier Vàzquez-Salceda (eds.)
Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Multi-Agent Systems, pages 127–141
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3913
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
June 2006

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. Finally, we present an example based on the TuCSoN infrastructure.

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worldANI@REM 2005@AAMAS 2005
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book Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)