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ATAL
2008
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
Organizations and Autonomous Agents: Bottom-Up Dynamics of Coordination Mechanisms
Agents in an organization need to coordinate their actions in order to reach the organizational goals. Organizational models specify the desired behaviour in terms of roles, relati...
Bob van der Vecht, Frank Dignum, John-Jules Ch. Me...
ATAL
2008
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
A preliminary result on a representative-based multi-round protocol for multi-issue negotiations
Multi-issue negotiation protocols represent a promising field since most negotiation problems in the real world involve multiple issues. Our work focuses on negotiation with inte...
Katsuhide Fujita, Takayuki Ito, Mark Klein
ATAL
2008
Springer
8 years 4 months ago
Anchoring institutions in agents' attitudes: towards a logical framework for autonomous multi-agent systems
The aim of this paper is to provide a logical framework for the specification of autonomous Multi-Agent Systems (MAS). A MAS is autonomous in so far as it is capable of binding (...
Benoit Gaudou, Dominique Longin, Emiliano Lorini, ...
ATAL
2008
Springer
8 years 5 months ago
Decentralised Structural Adaptation in Agent Organisations
Abstract. Autonomic computing is being advocated as a tool for maintaining and managing large, complex computing systems. Self-organising multi-agent systems provide a suitable par...
Ramachandra Kota, Nicholas Gibbins, Nicholas R. Je...
ATAL
2008
Springer
8 years 5 months ago
Using SOA Provenance to Implement Norm Enforcement in e-Institutions
In the last 10 years several approaches and technologies other than MAS (such as Web services and Grid computing) have emerged, with the support of the industry, providing their o...
Javier Vázquez-Salceda, Sergio Álvar...
ATAL
2008
Springer
8 years 5 months ago
Transgression and Atonement
This paper presents an approach to modeling social transgressions in agent based systems. The approach is intended to be abstract enough that it may be used with many different th...
Kevin M. Knight, Deepthi Chandrasekaran, Aline Nor...
ATAL
2008
Springer
8 years 5 months ago
An Automata-Based Monitoring Technique for Commitment-Based Multi-Agent Systems
In open multi-agent systems (MASs) we cannot assume agents to be developed in a centralized fashion. Recent proposals of commitmentbased communication frameworks aim at increasing ...
Paola Spoletini, Mario Verdicchio
ATAL
2008
Springer
8 years 5 months ago
Towards a Formalisation of Electronic Contracting Environments
The IST-CONTRACT project is in the process of creating an electronic contracting language. One of the goals of this language is that it has formal underpinnings, and formalization...
Nir Oren, Sofia Panagiotidi, Javier Vázquez...
ATAL
2008
Springer
8 years 5 months ago
A Hybrid Reputation Model Based on the Use of Organizations
In this paper we present a hybrid reputation model focused on organizational structures that attempts to solve problems associated with both centralized and decentralized reputatio...
Viviane Torres da Silva, Ramón Hermoso, Rob...
ATAL
2008
Springer
8 years 5 months ago
The Use of Norms Violations to Model Agents Behavioral Variety
In multi-agent applications, normative systems are usually used to regulate the behavior of the agents. They provide an efficient means to ensure limited deviations from an expecte...
Benoit Lacroix, Philippe Mathieu, Andras Kemeny
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