Norms, Institutional Power and Roles: Towards a Logical Framework

  • Robert Demolombe
  • Vincent Louis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4203)


In the design of the organisation of a multiagent system the concept of role is fundamental. We informally analyse this concept through examples. Then we propose a more formal definition that can be decomposed into: the conditions that have to be satisfied to hold a role, the norms and institutional powers that apply to a role holder. Finally, we present a modal logical framework to represent these concepts.


Institutional Fact Logical Framework Deontic Logic Situation Calculus Procedure Proc 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Demolombe
    • 1
  • Vincent Louis
    • 2
  1. 1.ONERA ToulouseFrance
  2. 2.France Telecom Research & DevelopmentLannionFrance

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