Norm-Oriented Programming of Electronic Institutions: A Rule-Based Approach

Andrés García-Camino, Juan-Antonio Rodríguez-Aguilar, Carles Sierra, Wamberto W M P D Vasconcelos

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Norms constitute a powerful coordination mechanism among heterogeneous agents. We propose means to specify and explicitly manage the normative positions of agents (permissions, prohibitions and obligations), with which distinct deontic notions and their relationships can be captured. Our rule-based formalism includes constraints for more expressiveness and precision and allows the norm-oriented programming of electronic institutions: normative aspects are given a precise computational interpretation. Our formalism has been conceived as a machine language to which other higher-level normative languages can be mapped, allowing their execution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-193
Number of pages17
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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