From Obligations to Organizational Structures in Multi-Agent Systems

  • J. Octavio Gutiérrez-García
  • Jean-Luc Koning
  • Félix F. Ramos-Corchado
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5357)


The achievement of common objectives in multi-agent systems is only possible through interaction and coordination; in order to implement both aspects in a effective manner, rules to direct the behavior of a group of agents are necessary, however, existing rules are usually static, inflexible, and inappropriate for large systems, where dynamic interaction takes place. We propose modeling agent behavior by means of obligations, utilized as social norms, delineating agents’ roles as independent components, which can be grouped into organizational structures. Moreover, such organizations can be deployed on a service oriented platform, where the composition of organizations leads to the creation of new services.


Multi-agent systems interaction protocols social norms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Octavio Gutiérrez-García
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jean-Luc Koning
    • 1
  • Félix F. Ramos-Corchado
    • 2
  1. 1.LCIS Research LaboratoryGrenoble Institute of TechnologyValence Cedex 9France
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPNUnidad GuadalajaraJaliscoMéxico

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