TitleNormative Multi-Agent Systems
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAndrighetto G, Governatore G, Noriega P, van der Torre L
Series TitleDagstuhl Follow-Ups
Series Volume4
PublisherSchloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik GmbH, Dagstuhl Publishing, Saarbrücken/Wadern, Germany.
CityWadern, Germany
ISBN Number978-3-939897-51-4

As research in Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) has been expanding its focus from from the individual, cognitive focussed, agent models to models of socially situated agents, MAS researchers have been showing rising interest in social theories. Particular attention has been given to normative concepts because it is expected that norms could play as key a role in articulating agent interactions as the one norms play in human social intelligence. Thus, the label of „normative multi-agent system“ has been attached to systems where individual and collective behaviour is affected by norms. This book is not a state of the art of normative multi-agent systems, nor a systematic description of the key concepts, or a compendium of the most salient challenges. However, the reader will find in its chapters something of each of these three contents because „Normative Multi-Agent Systems“ is an effort to clarify the ideas behind the label and to put in perspective the work that is being done in this area.