A distributed architecture for norm-aware agent societies

A Garcia-Camino, J A Rodriguez-Aguilar, C Sierra, Wamberto Weber Vasconcelos

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We propose a distributed architecture to endow multi-agent systems with a social layer in which normative positions are explicitly represented and managed via rules. Our rules operate on a representation of the states of affairs of a multi-agent system. We define the syntax and semantics of our rules and an interpreter; we achieve greater precision and expressiveness by allowing constraints to be part of our rules. We show how the rules and states come together in a distributed architecture in which a team of administrative agents employ a tuple space to guide the execution of a multi-agent system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeclarative Agent Languages and Technologies III
Subtitle of host publicationThird International Workshop, DALT 2005, Selected and Revised Papers
EditorsMatteo Baldoni, Ulle Endriss, Andrea Omicini, Paolo Torrini
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)3540331069 , 978-3540331063
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventThird International Workshop, DALT 2005 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Jul 200525 Jul 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


ConferenceThird International Workshop, DALT 2005


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