Emotion Models for Situated Normative Systems?

  • Paolo Petta
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4048)


Research in logic-based multi-agent modelling has been pushing steadily the boundaries of the domain models adopted, while associated enquiries on the relations between constituent entities contribute in turn to an improved understanding of the underlying domain as well as pave the way for moving beyond static scenarios of analysis (see e.g. Munroe et al. 2003, Boella and van der Torre 2004, Dastani and van der Torre 2005, as well as theoretical work on dynamic semantics in logics).

The present talk results from a thread of activities including an ongoing investigation into the relation between the Emotional and computational models of situated normative systems (Staller and Petta 2001, Petta 2003) and work towards the realisation of dynamical representations in multi-agent systems (e.g, Jung and Petta 2005). In it, we will draw a picture of today’s status in emotion theorising from the perspective of the ongoing dialogue between computational and psychological research. We will develop a view of the domain of human emotions as informed in particular by cognitive appraisal theories and situated cognition research that illustrates the role of emotions within the coordination of action and (different kinds of) cognition in social scenarios and tries to clarify the nature of processes and concepts involved.


Deontic Logic Human Emotion Ongoing Dialogue Dynamic Semantic Social Simulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Petta
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  1. 1.Institute of Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Center for Brain ResearchMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria (EU)
  2. 2.Austrian Research Institute for Artificial IntelligenceViennaAustria (EU)

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