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Artificial Intelligence and Law

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 109–138 | Cite as

Simulating the emergence of norms in different scenarios

  • Ulf Lotzmann
  • Michael Möhring
  • Klaus G. TroitzschEmail author
Article

Abstract

This paper deals with EMIL-S, a software tool box which was designed during the EMIL project for the simulation of processes during which norms emerged in an agent society. This tool box implements the cognitive architecture of normative agents which was designed during the EMIL project which is also discussed in other papers in this issue. This implementation is described in necessary detail, and two examples of its application to several different scenarios are given, namely a scenario in which persons involved in micro finance are simulated and learn how to sanction free riders and how to learn from these sanctions, and a scenario in which simulated persons move through a simulated airport where they more often than not have to wait in queues and learn how to behave properly in queues.

Keywords

Emergence Norms Agent-based model Agent communication 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Most of the work done for this paper was accomplished during the project “Emergence in the Loop—Simulating the Two-Way Dynamics of Norm Innovation” funded by the European Union in its Sixth Framework Programme under grant no. 033841. Section 4 goes back to Pablo Lucas’ work, the implementation in EMIL-S was done by our student Manuel Pauli, Sect. 5 goes back to Marco Campennì’s work, and the EMIL-S implementation was done by our students Steffi Henn, Peyman Jazayeri, Magnus Oberhausen, Mehmet-Hadi Tohum and Jannik Weyrich.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulf Lotzmann
    • 1
  • Michael Möhring
    • 1
  • Klaus G. Troitzsch
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Universität Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany

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