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Norms in MAS: Definitions and Related Concepts

Authors: Tina Balke, Célia da Costa Pereira, Frank Dignum, Emiliano Lorini, Antonino Rotolo, Wamberto Vasconcelos, and Serena Villata

Published in: Dagstuhl Follow-Ups, Volume 4, Normative Multi-Agent Systems (2013)


Abstract
In this chapter we provide an introductory presentation of normative multi-agent systems (nMAS). The key idea of the chapter is that any definition of nMAS should preliminarily clarify meaning, scope, and function of the concept of norm. On account of this idea, we focus on three definitions and some related requirements for nMAS. For each of such definitions we propose some guidelines for developing nMAS. Second, we suggest how to relate the concept of nMAS to different conceptions of norms and how norms can be used within the systems. Finally, we identify some specific issues that open research questions or that exhibit interesting overlaps with other disciplines.

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Tina Balke, Célia da Costa Pereira, Frank Dignum, Emiliano Lorini, Antonino Rotolo, Wamberto Vasconcelos, and Serena Villata. Norms in MAS: Definitions and Related Concepts. In Normative Multi-Agent Systems. Dagstuhl Follow-Ups, Volume 4, pp. 1-31, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2013)


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@InCollection{balke_et_al:DFU.Vol4.12111.1,
  author =	{Balke, Tina and da Costa Pereira, C\'{e}lia and Dignum, Frank and Lorini, Emiliano and Rotolo, Antonino and Vasconcelos, Wamberto and Villata, Serena},
  title =	{{Norms in MAS: Definitions and Related Concepts}},
  booktitle =	{Normative Multi-Agent Systems},
  pages =	{1--31},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Follow-Ups},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-51-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8977},
  year =	{2013},
  volume =	{4},
  editor =	{Andrighetto, Giulia and Governatori, Guido and Noriega, Pablo and van der Torre, Leendert W. N.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/DFU.Vol4.12111.1},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-39983},
  doi =		{10.4230/DFU.Vol4.12111.1},
  annote =	{Keywords: Norms, MAS}
}
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Simulation and NorMAS

Authors: Tina Balke, Stephen Cranefield, Gennaro Di Tosto, Samhar Mahmoud, Mario Paolucci, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, and Harko Verhagen

Published in: Dagstuhl Follow-Ups, Volume 4, Normative Multi-Agent Systems (2013)


Abstract
In this chapter, we discuss state of the art and future perspective of the study of norms with simulative methodologies, in particular employing agent-based simulation. After presenting the state of the art and framing the simulative research on norms in a norm life-cycle schema, we list those research challenges that we feel more apt to be tackled by the simulative approach. We conclude the chapter with the indications for the realization of a NorMAS simulation platform, illustrated by selected scenarios.

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Tina Balke, Stephen Cranefield, Gennaro Di Tosto, Samhar Mahmoud, Mario Paolucci, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, and Harko Verhagen. Simulation and NorMAS. In Normative Multi-Agent Systems. Dagstuhl Follow-Ups, Volume 4, pp. 171-189, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2013)


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@InCollection{balke_et_al:DFU.Vol4.12111.171,
  author =	{Balke, Tina and Cranefield, Stephen and Di Tosto, Gennaro and Mahmoud, Samhar and Paolucci, Mario and Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy and Verhagen, Harko},
  title =	{{Simulation and NorMAS}},
  booktitle =	{Normative Multi-Agent Systems},
  pages =	{171--189},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Follow-Ups},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-51-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8977},
  year =	{2013},
  volume =	{4},
  editor =	{Andrighetto, Giulia and Governatori, Guido and Noriega, Pablo and van der Torre, Leendert W. N.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/DFU.Vol4.12111.171},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-40030},
  doi =		{10.4230/DFU.Vol4.12111.171},
  annote =	{Keywords: Simulation, Norms, MAS}
}
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The Uses of Norms

Authors: Munindar P. Singh, Matthew Arrott, Tina Balke, Amit K. Chopra, Rob Christiaanse, Stephen Cranefield, Frank Dignum, Davide Eynard, Emilia Farcas, Nicoletta Fornara, Fabien Gandon, Guido Governatori, Hoa Khanh Dam, Joris Hulstijn, Ingolf Krueger, Ho-Pun Lam, Michael Meisinger, Pablo Noriega, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Kartik Tadanki, Harko Verhagen, and Serena Villata

Published in: Dagstuhl Follow-Ups, Volume 4, Normative Multi-Agent Systems (2013)


Abstract
This chapter presents a variety of applications of norms. These applications include governance in sociotechnical systems, data licensing and data collection, understanding software development teams, requirements engineering, assurance, natural resource allocation, wireless grids, autonomous vehicles, serious games, and virtual worlds.

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Munindar P. Singh, Matthew Arrott, Tina Balke, Amit K. Chopra, Rob Christiaanse, Stephen Cranefield, Frank Dignum, Davide Eynard, Emilia Farcas, Nicoletta Fornara, Fabien Gandon, Guido Governatori, Hoa Khanh Dam, Joris Hulstijn, Ingolf Krueger, Ho-Pun Lam, Michael Meisinger, Pablo Noriega, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Kartik Tadanki, Harko Verhagen, and Serena Villata. The Uses of Norms. In Normative Multi-Agent Systems. Dagstuhl Follow-Ups, Volume 4, pp. 191-229, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2013)


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@InCollection{singh_et_al:DFU.Vol4.12111.191,
  author =	{Singh, Munindar P. and Arrott, Matthew and Balke, Tina and Chopra, Amit K. and Christiaanse, Rob and Cranefield, Stephen and Dignum, Frank and Eynard, Davide and Farcas, Emilia and Fornara, Nicoletta and Gandon, Fabien and Governatori, Guido and Khanh Dam, Hoa and Hulstijn, Joris and Krueger, Ingolf and Lam, Ho-Pun and Meisinger, Michael and Noriega, Pablo and Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy and Tadanki, Kartik and Verhagen, Harko and Villata, Serena},
  title =	{{The Uses of Norms}},
  booktitle =	{Normative Multi-Agent Systems},
  pages =	{191--229},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Follow-Ups},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-51-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8977},
  year =	{2013},
  volume =	{4},
  editor =	{Andrighetto, Giulia and Governatori, Guido and Noriega, Pablo and van der Torre, Leendert W. N.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/DFU.Vol4.12111.191},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-40047},
  doi =		{10.4230/DFU.Vol4.12111.191},
  annote =	{Keywords: Norms, MAS, Governance, Requirements engineering}
}
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A Taxonomy for Ensuring Institutional Compliance in Utility Computing

Authors: Tina Balke

Published in: Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 9121, Normative Multi-Agent Systems (2009)


Abstract
With the ongoing evolution from closed to open distributed systems and the lifting of the assumption that agents acting in such a system do not pursue own goals and act in the best interest of the society, new problems arise. One of them is that compliance cannot be assumed necessarily and consequently trust issues arise. One way of tackling this problem is by regulating the behavior of the agents with the help of institutions. However for institutions to function effectively their compliance needs to be ensured. Using a utility computing scenario as sample application, this paper presents a general applicable taxonomy for ensuring compliance that can be consulted for analyzing, comparing and developing enforcement strategies and hopefully will stimulate research in this area.

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Tina Balke. A Taxonomy for Ensuring Institutional Compliance in Utility Computing. In Normative Multi-Agent Systems. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 9121, pp. 1-17, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2009)


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@InProceedings{balke:DagSemProc.09121.9,
  author =	{Balke, Tina},
  title =	{{A Taxonomy for Ensuring Institutional Compliance in Utility Computing}},
  booktitle =	{Normative Multi-Agent Systems},
  pages =	{1--17},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2009},
  volume =	{9121},
  editor =	{Guido Boella and Pablo Noriega and Gabriella Pigozzi and Harko Verhagen},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/DagSemProc.09121.9},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-19012},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.09121.9},
  annote =	{Keywords: Institutions, Compliance, Enforcement, Regimentation, Norms, Sanctions, Utility Computing}
}
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