TítuloInstitutionalising Open Multi-Agent Systems. A Formal Approach
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsEsteva M, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA, Arcos JLluis, Sierra C, García P
Conference NameFourth International Conference on MultiAgent Systems (ICMAS'00)
EditorialIEEE Computer Society

In this paper we argue that open agent organisations can be effectively designed and implemented as institutionalised electronic organizations (electronic institutions) composed of a vast amount of heterogeneous (human and software) agents playing different roles and interacting by means of illocutions. Here we present the principal components that define an electronic institution.