Social Coordination Frameworks for Social Technical Systems

  • Huib Aldewereld
  • Olivier Boissier
  • Virginia Dignum
  • Pablo Noriega
  • Julian Padget

Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Preliminaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Huib Aldewereld, Olivier Boissier, Virginia Dignum, Pablo Noriega, Julian Padget
      Pages 3-9
    3. Huib Aldewereld, Sergio Álvarez-Napagao, Emilia García, Jorge J. Gomez-Sanz, Jie Jiang, Henrique Lopes Cardoso
      Pages 11-23
  3. Social Coordination Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Henriquec Lopes Cardoso, Joana Urbano, Ana Paula Rocha, António J. M. Castro, Eugénio Oliveira
      Pages 27-45
    3. Pablo Noriega, Dave de Jonge
      Pages 47-76
    4. Jorge J. Gomez-Sanz, Rubén Fuentes Fernández
      Pages 77-99
    5. Julian Padget, Emad ElDeen Elakehal, Tingting Li, Marina De Vos
      Pages 101-124
    6. Olivier Boissier, Jomi F. Hübner, Alessandro Ricci
      Pages 125-151
    7. Emilia García, Soledad Valero, Adriana Giret
      Pages 153-171
    8. Huib Aldewereld, Sergio Álvarez-Napagao, Virginia Dignum, Jie Jiang, Wamberto Vasconcelos, Javier Vázquez-Salceda
      Pages 173-196
    9. Alexander Artikis, Marek Sergot, Jeremy Pitt, Dídac Busquets, Régis Riveret
      Pages 197-212
    10. Olivier Boissier, Virginia Dignum, Emilia García
      Pages 213-228
  4. Applications and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Julian Padget, Huib Aldewereld, Pablo Noriega, Wamberto Vasconcelos
      Pages 231-263
    3. Julian Padget, Huib Aldewereld, Wamberto Vasconcelos
      Pages 265-276

About this book


This book addresses the question of how to achieve social coordination in Socio-Cognitive Technical Systems (SCTS). SCTS are a class of Socio-Technical Systems that are complex, open, systems where several humans and digital entities interact in order to achieve some collective endeavour. The book approaches the question from the conceptual background of regulated open multiagent systems, with the question being motivated by their design and construction requirements. The book captures the collective effort of eight groups from leading research centres and universities, each of which has developed a conceptual framework for the design of regulated multiagent systems and most have also developed technological artefacts that support the processes from specification to implementation of that type of systems. The first, introductory part of the book describes the challenge of developing frameworks for SCTS and articulates the premises and the main concepts involved in those frameworks. The second part discusses the eight frameworks and contrasts their main components. The final part maps the new field by discussing the types of activities in which SCTS are likely to be used, the features that such uses will exhibit, and the challenges that will drive the evolution of this field.


Artificial socio-cognitive systems - ASCS Building socio-cognitive technical systems Frameworks for ASCS Frameworks for social coordination Frameworks for the design of ASCS Multiagent systems Social coordination problems Social intelligence Socio-cognitive rationality Sociotechnical systems Web-based applications

Editors and affiliations

  • Huib Aldewereld
    • 1
  • Olivier Boissier
    • 2
  • Virginia Dignum
    • 3
  • Pablo Noriega
    • 4
  • Julian Padget
    • 5
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratoire Hubert Curien UMR CNRS 5516Institut Henri Fayol, Mines Saint-EtienneSaint-ÉtienneFrance
  3. 3.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Intitut d'Investigació en Intel • ligència Artificial (IIIA)Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)BarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BathBathUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33568-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33570-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-1902
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-1910
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