TitleA Distributed Architecture for Norm-Aware agent societies
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsGarcía-Camino A, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA, Sierra C, Vasconcelos WW
EditorBaldoni M, Endriss U, Omicini A, Torroni P
Conference NameLecture notes on computer science

We propose a distributed architecture to endow multi-agent systems with a social layer in which normative positions are explicitly represented and managed via rules. Our rules operate on a representation of the states of affairs of a multi-agent system. We define the syntax and semantics of our rules and an interpreter; we achieve greater precision and expressiveness by allowing constraints to be part of our rules. We show how the rules and states come together in a distributed architecture in which a team of administrative agents employ a tuple space to guide the execution of a multi-agent system.