Supporting flexible regulation of crisis management by means of situated artificial institution

  • Maiquel De BritoEmail author
  • Lauren Thévin
  • Catherine Garbay
  • Olivier Boissier
  • Jomi Fred Hübner


This paper highlights the use of situated artificial institution (SAI) within a hybrid, interactive, normative multi-agent system to regulate human collaboration in crisis management. Norms regulate the actions of human actors based on the dynamics of the environment in which they are situated. This dynamics results from both environment evolution and actors’ actions. Our objective is to situate norms in the environment in order to provide a context-aware crisis regulation. However, this coupling must be a loose one to keep both levels independent and easyto-change in order to face the complex and changing crisis situations. To that aim, we introduce a constitutive level between environmental and normative states providing a loose coupling of normative regulation with environment evolution. Norms are thus no more referring to environmental facts but to status functions, i.e., the institutional interpretation of environmental facts through constitutive rules. We present how this declarative and distinct SAI modelling succeeds in managing the crisis with a context-aware crisis regulation.


Situated artificial institutions (SAIs) Normative system Tangible interaction Crisis management 

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TP18 C912.2 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maiquel De Brito
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lauren Thévin
    • 2
  • Catherine Garbay
    • 2
  • Olivier Boissier
    • 3
  • Jomi Fred Hübner
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of Santa Catarina, UFSC/CTC/DAS/PPGEASFlorianópolisBrazil
  2. 2.LIG/Université de GrenobleGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire Hubert Curien UMR CNRS 5516, Institut Henri Fayol, MINES Saint-EtienneSaint-EtienneFrance

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