Organizations in Artificial Social Systems

  • Guido Boella
  • Leendert van der Torre
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11775331_14

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3913)
Cite this paper as:
Boella G., van der Torre L. (2006) Organizations in Artificial Social Systems. In: Boissier O. et al. (eds) Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Multi-Agent Systems. AAMAS 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3913. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


In this paper we introduce organizations and roles in Shoham and Tennenholtz’ artificial social systems, using a normative system. We model how real agents determine the behavior of organizations by playing roles in the organization, and how the organization controls the behavior of agents playing a role in it. We consider the design of an organization in terms of roles and the assignment of agents to roles, and the evolution of organizations. We do not present a complete formalization of the computational problems, but we illustrate our approach by examples.


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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 Luxembourg 

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