Organizations in Artificial Social Systems

  • Guido Boella
  • Leendert van der Torre
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3913)

Abstract

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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