TitleNormLab: A Framework to Support Research on Norm Synthesis (Demonstration)
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2014
AuthorsMorales J, Mendizabal I, Sanchez-Pinsach D, López-Sánchez M, Wooldridge M, Vasconcelos WW
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Conference LocationParis, France
Date Published04/05/2014
ISBN Number978-1-4503-2738-1
Keywordsnormative systems, Norms, on-line norm synthesis

MAS research has investigated norms as a means to coordinate open multi-agent systems (MAS). This has spurred a strand of research on on-line norm synthesis algorithms for MASs. However, to the best of our knowledge, currently there is no computational framework to support the development and study of on-line norm synthesis. Here we present NORMLAB, a novel framework to support norm synthesis research, highlighting its important features. We also outline the operation of two novel on-line norm synthesis strategies, which significantly outperform the state of the art.