JSAN: A framework to implement normative agents

Marx Viana, Paulo Alencar, Everton Guimarães, Francisco Cunha, Donald Cowan, Carlos Lucena

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Abstract

Norms have become a promising mechanism to ensure that open multi-agent systems (MASs) produce a desirable social outcome. MASs can be defined as societies in which autonomous agents work to achieve both societal and individual goals. Norms regulate the behavior of agents by defining permissions, obligations and prohibitions, as well as encouraging and discouraging the fulfillment of norms through rewards and punishments mechanisms. Once the priority of software agent is the satisfaction of its own desires and goals, each agent must evaluate the effects associated to the fulfillment or violation of one or more norms before choosing which one should be complied. This paper introduces a framework for normative MASs simulation that provides mechanisms for understanding the impact of norms on an agent and the society to which an agent belongs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - SEKE 2015
Subtitle of host publication27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
PublisherKnowledge Systems Institute Graduate School
Pages660-665
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)1891706373
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2015 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2015Jul 8 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE
Volume2015-January
ISSN (Print)2325-9000
ISSN (Electronic)2325-9086

Other

Other27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2015
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period7/6/157/8/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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    Viana, M., Alencar, P., Guimarães, E., Cunha, F., Cowan, D., & Lucena, C. (2015). JSAN: A framework to implement normative agents. In Proceedings - SEKE 2015: 27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (pp. 660-665). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE; Vol. 2015-January). Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School. https://doi.org/10.18293/SEKE2015-165