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Author(s): Henrique Lopes Cardoso
Eugénio Oliveira
Title: Towards an institutional environment using norms for contract performance
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: A strong research emphasis is being given towards regulating interoperable multi-agent environments through norms and institutions. We are concerned with environments in which agents form together virtual organizations leading to cooperation agreements that can be enforced. An electronic institution provides a coordination framework facilitating automatic contract establishment and providing an enforceable normative environment. We introduce the notion of contextualized norms within our institutional framework, and develop on a model of institutional reality, taking into account institutional roles and agents' statements, with the aim of providing a contract monitoring service. Our proposal describes how to use norms to formalize cooperation agreements and operational contracts, and how to monitor and detect contract violations.
Subject: Ciências Tecnológicas, Informática, Ciências da computação e da informação
Technological sciences, Informatics, Computer and information sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências exactas e naturais::Ciências da computação e da informação
Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
Source: Multi-Agent Systems and Applications IV - 4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (CEEMAS 2005)
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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