Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

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Introduction to the special issue on normative multiagent systems

  • Guido Boella
  • Leendert van der Torre
  • Harko Verhagen
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Abstract

This special issue contains four selected and revised papers from the second international workshop on normative multiagent systems, for short NorMAS07 (Boella et al. (eds) Normative multiagent systems. Dagstuhl seminar proceedings 07122, 2007), held at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, in March 2007. At the workshop a shift was identified in the research community from a legal to an interactionist view on normative multiagent systems. In this editorial we discuss the shift, examples, and 10 new challenges in this more dynamic setting, which we use to introduce the papers of this special issue.

Keywords

Norms Multiagent Systems Normative multiagent systems Social mechanism design Artifical social systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Boella
    • 1
  • Leendert van der Torre
    • 2
  • Harko Verhagen
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Computer Science and Communication Research UnitUniversity of LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourg
  3. 3.Department of Computer and Systems SciencesStockholm University/KTHKistaSweden

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