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Author(s): Andreia Malucelli
Henrique Lopes Cardoso
Eugénio Oliveira
Title: Enriching a MAS environment with institutional services
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: Most environments for multi-agent systems limit themselves to providing message transport and white/yellow page services. While these are generic facilities, in some domains other services are necessary, which may map real-world services provided by institutions. The Electronic Institution concept represents the virtual counterpart of real-world institutions, and one of its benefits is to provide a regulated and trustful environment by enforcing norms and providing specific institutional services. This paper presents some of such institutional services. Ontology-based services are provided to assist agent interaction, making the establishment of business agreements more efficient. After the establishment of an agreement through an appropriate negotiation process, it is necessary to verify the execution of the resulting contract, For this, we introduce an institutional normative environment based on the concept of institutional reality and norms.
Subject: Ciências da computação e da informação
Computer and information sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências exactas e naturais::Ciências da computação e da informação
Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
Source: Environments for Multi-Agent Systems II
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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