Constitutive Norms in the Design of Normative Multiagent Systems

  • Guido Boella
  • Leendert van der Torre
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11750734_17

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3900)
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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

Abstract

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Boella
    • 1
  • Leendert van der Torre
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità di TorinoItaly
  2. 2.University of LuxembourgLuxembourg

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