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

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

Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Multi-Agent Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3913, pages 127-141, June 2006.
Olivier Boissier, Julian A. Padget, Virginia Dignum, Gabriela Lindemann, Eric Matson, Sascha Ossowski, Jaime Simão Sichman, Javier Vàzquez-Salceda (eds.), Springer Berlin Heidelberg
AAMAS 2005 International Workshops “Agents, Norms and Institutions for Regulated Multi-Agent Systems” (ANI@REM 2005), and “Organizations in Multi-Agent Systems” (OOOPS 2005), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 25-26 July 2005. Revised Selected Papers
Author = {Rubino, Rossella and Omicini, Andrea and Denti, Enrico},
Booktitle = {Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Multi-Agent Systems},
Doi = {10.1007/11775331_9},
Editor = {Boissier, Olivier and Padget, Julian A. and Dignum, Virginia and Lindemann, Gabriela and Matson, Eric and Ossowski, Sascha and Sichman, Jaime Sim{\~a}o and V{\'a}zquez-Salceda, Javier},
IrisId = {11585/6276},
Isbn = {978-3-540-35173-3},
Isbn-10 = {3-540-35173-6},
Issn = {0302-9743},
Issn-Online = {1611-3349},
Month = jun,
Note = {AAMAS 2005 International Workshops ``Agents, Norms and Institutions for Regulated Multi-Agent Systems'' (ANI@REM 2005), and ``Organizations in Multi-Agent Systems'' (OOOP 2005), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 25--26~} # jul # {~2005. Revised Selected Papers},
Pages = {127--141},
Publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
PublonsId = {13197247},
ScholarId = {16804771392392253867},
ScopusId = {2-s2.0-33746097439},
Series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
Subseries = {Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence},
Title = {Computational Institutions for Modelling Norm-Regulated {MAS}: An Approach Based on Coordination Artifacts},
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Volume = 3913,
WosId = {000239580700009},
Year = 2006}


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