TitleA Distributed Architecture for Enforcing Norms in Open MAS
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsCriado N, Argente E, Noriega P, Botti V
EditorDechesne F, Hattori H, Mors Ater, Such J, Weyns D, Dignum F
Book TitleAdvanced Agent Technology
CityBerlin / Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-642-27215-8

Norms have been promoted as a coordination mechanism for controlling agent behaviours in open MAS. Thus, agent platforms must provide normative support, allowing both norm-aware and non norm-aware agents to take part in MAS controlled by norms. In this paper, the most relevant proposals on the definition of norm enforcement mechanisms have been analysed. These proposals present several drawbacks that make them unsuitable for open MAS. In response to these problems, this paper describes a new Norm-Enforcing Architecture aimed at controlling open MAS.