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Okuyama, Fabio ; Bordini, Rafael ; Rocha Costa, Antônio Carlos

Spatially Distributed Normative Objects

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Abstract

Organisational structures for multi-agent systems are usually defined independently of any spatial or temporal structure. Therefore, when the multiagent system is situated in a spatial environment, there is usually a conceptual gap between the definition of the system’s organisational structures and the definition of the environment. In this paper, we focus on a mechanism for the spatial distribution of an organization’s normative information. Spatially distributing the normative information over the environment is a natural way to simplify the definition of organisational structures and the development of large-scale multi-agent systems. By distributing the normative information in different spatial locations, we allow agents to directly access the relevant information needed in each environmental context. We extend our previous work on a language for modelling multi-agent environments in order to allow for the definition of spatially distributed norms in the form of normative objects.

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@InProceedings{okuyama_et_al:DSP:2007:903,
  author =	{Fabio Okuyama and Rafael Bordini and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Rocha Costa},
  title =	{Spatially Distributed Normative Objects},
  booktitle =	{Normative Multi-agent Systems},
  year =	{2007},
  editor =	{Guido Boella and Leon van der Torre and Harko Verhagen },
  number =	{07122},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2007/903},
  annote =	{Keywords: Multi-Agent Systems, Environment Modelling, Normative Infrastructure}
}

Keywords: Multi-Agent Systems, Environment Modelling, Normative Infrastructure
Seminar: 07122 - Normative Multi-agent Systems
Issue Date: 2007
Date of publication: 12.03.2007


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