Electronic contracting in aircraft aftercare: A case study

Felipe Meneguzzi, Simon Miles, Michael Luck, Camden Holt, Malcolm Smith

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution

17 Citations (Scopus)


Distributed systems comprised of autonomous self-interested entities require some sort of control mechanism to ensure the predictability of the interactions that drive them. This is certainly true in the aerospace domain, where manufacturers, suppliers and operators must coordinate their activities to maximise safety and profit, for example. To address this need, the notion of norms has been proposed which, when incorporated into formal electronic documents, allow for the specification and deployment of contract-driven systems. In this context, we describe the CONTRACT framework and architecture for exactly this purpose, and describe a concrete instantiation of this architecture as a prototype system applied to an aerospace aftercare scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Subtitle of host publicationAAMAS 2008
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Conference: 7th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2008), Estoril, Portugal, May 12-16, 2008, Industry and Applications Track Proceedings


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