Constitutive Norms in the Design of Normative Multiagent Systems
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- Boella G., van der Torre L. (2006) Constitutive Norms in the Design of Normative Multiagent Systems. In: Toni F., Torroni P. (eds) Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems. CLIMA 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3900. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In this paper, we consider the design of normative multiagent systems composed of both constitutive and regulative norms. We analyze the properties of constitutive norms, in particular their lack of reflexivity, and the trade-off between constitutive and regulative norms in the design of normative systems. As methodology we use the metaphor of describing social entities as agents and of attributing them mental attitudes. In this agent metaphor, regulative norms expressing obligations and permissions are modelled as goals of social entities, and constitutive norms expressing “counts-as” relations are their beliefs.
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