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Using a Normative Organisational Model to Specify and Manage an Institution for Multi-agent Systems

Benjamin Gâteau
2006 European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems  
Implemented with different agents, the institution functioning is itself specified as a normative organisation model making explicit how the overall system should be controlled.  ...  Using an iTV game application, we illustrate how such a specification is useful to help the agents to function in the system.  ...  There was no intention to impose a unique domain agents definition due to the heterogeneity objective. However we can specify the supervisor agents functionalities operating in SYNAI.  ... 
dblp:conf/eumas/Gateau06 fatcat:kjnyei4rvvfv3hmdnn4jwatry4

Towards an Agent-Based Infrastructure to Support Virtual Organisations [chapter]

Virginia Dignum, Frank Dignum
2002 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Institutions are used to implement and monitor the conventions, norms and goals of the virtual organisation.  ...  As in human societies, we argue that norms and institutions are a way for agent societies to cope with the challenge of social order.  ...  Institutions therefore also play an important role to specify and manage the conventions of the agent society supporting the VO.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35585-6_39 fatcat:aezk6yxfufhs3h2jgqiuswc3ym

Computational Models for Normative Multi-Agent Systems

Natasha Alechina, Nick Bassiliades, Mehdi Dastani, Marina De Vos, Brian Logan, Sergio Mera, Andreasa Morris-Martin, Fernando Schapachnik, Marc Herbstritt
2013 Dagstuhl Publications  
This chapter takes a closer look at computational logic approaches for the design, verification and the implementation of normative multi-agent systems.  ...  The authors in [51] propose a language that deals with automated conflict detection in norms by using a tool that supports ontologies and translates normative propositions into a Prolog program.  ...  Such models can be used to specify and verify normative multi-agent systems, to implement normative multi-agent systems, or to allow software agents, electronic institutions and organisations to reason  ... 
doi:10.4230/dfu.vol4.12111.71 dblp:conf/dagstuhl/AlechinaBDVLMMS13 fatcat:qa3nxxu6hjhurbhi5lz3uowzvu

Modelling Agent Societies: Co-ordination Frameworks and Institutions [chapter]

Virginia Dignum, Frank Dignum
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Through institutions, conventions and interaction patterns for the co-ordination of agents can be specified, monitored and managed.  ...  As in human societies, we argue that norms and institutions are a way for agent societies to cope with the challenge of social order.  ...  Institutions play an important role to specify and manage the conventions of the agent society.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45329-6_21 fatcat:dy5dpgc6ina63lmcattol6sz5q

Multi-agent-based support for electronic contracting in virtual enterprises [chapter]

Benjamin Gâteau, Olivier Boissier, Djamel Khadraoui
2006 Information Control Problems in Manufacturing 2006  
We describe a prototype implementing the concepts of econtract using Moise Inst , a normative multi-agent organizational model.  ...  In this paper we present multi-agent based management of electronic contract (e-contract) in a B2B context, for Tele-services.  ...  3 Moise + : Model of Organization for multI-agent System 4 BNF: Backus-Naur Normal Form  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-008044654-7/50202-8 fatcat:sksgvjudoreitdtynnskgsb5lm

Formalising Situatedness and Adaptation in Electronic Institutions [chapter]

Jordi Campos, Maite López-Sánchez, Juan Antonia Rodríguez-Aguilar, Marc Esteva
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Similarly to institutions in human societies, Electronic Institutions (EI) provide structured frameworks for Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) to regulate agents' interactions.  ...  These two properties are usually present at an agent level, but this paper studies how to bring them to an organisational level.  ...  Electronic Institutions (EI) An Electronic Institution (EI) is an interaction framework for Multi-Agent Systems (MAS).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-00443-8_9 fatcat:f4dn6lx24renhfmslmhc3xmr3m

Adopting trust and assurance as indicators for the reassignment of responsibilities in multi-agent systems

Benjamin Gâteau, Moussa Ouedraogo, Christophe Feltus, Guy Guemkam, Grégoire Danoy, Marcin Seredynski, Samee U. Khan, Djamel Khadraoui, Pascal Bouvry
2015 Knowledge engineering review (Print)  
Multi-agent systems have been widely used in the literature, including for the monitoring of distributed systems.  ...  the task to alternative agents using their trust level as a selection parameter.  ...  for multI-agent System .  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0269888914000290 fatcat:acxewknsijcvpo6t3cwqigueti

Spatially Distributed Normative Infrastructure [chapter]

Fabio Y. Okuyama, Rafael H. Bordini, Antônio Carlos da Rocha Costa
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In previous works we have presented a model to describe and simulate environment for situated multi-agent systems, that we called ELMS.  ...  The extensions to our model for multi-agent environments, allows the definition of spatially distributed norms and the means to distribute and handle such objects in a shared environment.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was partially supported by CNPq and FAPERGS.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-71103-2_12 fatcat:rb67vlf6endfbhusedu2tfokoi

Evaluating how agent methodologies support the specification of the normative environment through the development process

Emilia Garcia, Simon Miles, Michael Luck, Adriana Giret
2014 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
Evaluating how agent methodologies support the specification of the normative environment through the development process. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. 1-20.  ...  Abstract Due to the increase in collaborative work and the decentralization of processes in many domains, there is an expanding demand for large-scale, flexible and adaptive software systems to support  ...  OperA Organisational Model for an agent society.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-014-9275-z fatcat:muv6vtotire2lkfxccd43eldke

Open Interaction System Specification and Monitoring Using Semantic Web Technology

Nicoletta Fornara
2009 Multi-Agent Logics, Languages, and Organisations Federated Workshops  
Given that the system is open and agents may enter and leave it dynamically, it is necessary to find a standard way for specifying a communication language for the interacting agents and for defining the  ...  Finally in order to constrain agents' actions we formalized the notion of norm and of sanction or reward that are used for norm enforcement [12] .  ... 
dblp:conf/mallow/Fornara09 fatcat:yrzejiiaszbwfcilv2t2ozmsre

Engineering organisation-oriented software

M. Kollingbaum, T. Norman, N. Mehandjiev, K. Brown
2006 Proceedings of the 2006 international workshop on Workshop on interdisciplinary software engineering research - WISER '06  
Agents respond to bids for joining a Virtual Organisation, where each bid is for a contract-based coalition. In this paper, we describe our approach and outline a set of research challenges.  ...  Agentbased software engineering is already using these principles, and we extend the state of the art in that domain by proposing an "open systems" approach, where agents can join and leave Virtual Organisations  ...  Virtual Organisations [19, 7] and concepts of Electronic Institutions [8] introduce organisational structures into Multi-agent systems.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1137661.1137667 dblp:conf/wiser/KollingbaumNMB06 fatcat:nalc7xld2jcmfjfvqvzseuqgym

Self-Organising Error Detection and Correction in Open Multi-agent Systems

Mark Zolotas, Jeremy Pitt
2016 2016 IEEE 1st International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W)  
Multi-agent simulation is used to evaluate the performance of this system, whereby agents play a variant of the linear public good game and use a behaviour observation framework to adapt their decision-making  ...  This paper presents a formal model of a self-organising system of 'retributive justice' that encapsulates monitoring, enforcement, and conflict-resolution.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors are grateful for the many helpful comments of the anonymous reviewers.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fas-w.2016.48 dblp:conf/saso/ZolotasP16 fatcat:xhrbrpbxwrbbxbys4uw5szf2si

Situated normative infrastructures: the normative object approach

F. Y. Okuyama, R. H. Bordini, A. C. da Rocha Costa
2011 Journal of Logic and Computation  
agents; and 3) illustrates the ways in which a situated normative infrastructure may define alternative normative systems for a given normative multi-agent system.  ...  This paper summarises our work on situated normative infrastructures for multi-agent systems, which aim to facilitate the operationalisation of general norms for their use by autonomous agents in particular  ...  The authors thank CAPES and CNPq for the financial support. Part of the work was done while Rafael H. Bordini was at the University of Durham, UK.  ... 
doi:10.1093/logcom/exr029 fatcat:bukcy5tywzc5nebxcmnlawuu4e

Programming Electronic Institutions with Utopia [chapter]

Pierre Schmitt, Cédric Bonhomme, Jocelyn Aubert, Benjamin Gâteau
2011 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
In Multi-Agent Systems, Organizations are means to structure cooperation and collaboration between agents.  ...  MoiseInst is a normative Organization model giving the possibility to constraint agents behaviour according to four dimensions (structural, functional, contextual and normative).  ...  In Multi-Agent System domain, Electronic Institutions have been introduced to model rules with normative systems [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17722-4_9 fatcat:h7ewzl4frrcupdroifrvcgdp4i

Specifying Open Agent Systems: A Survey [chapter]

Alexander Artikis, Jeremy Pitt
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper we review and compare four approaches for the specification of open systems, pointing out the extent to which they satisfy a set of requirements identified in the literature.  ...  Members of such systems are developed by different parties and have conflicting goals. Consequently, they may choose not to, or simply fail to, conform to the norms governing their interactions.  ...  A social system S for a multi-agent system M, consistent with W soc and G soc , is a normative system extending M that satisfies the following: 1.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02562-4_2 fatcat:33n366thuvbmvdrmseipkgywvm
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