TitleA MAS Decision Support Tool for Water-Right Markets
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2011
AuthorsGiret A, Garrido A, Gimeno JA, Botti V, Noriega P
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Conference LocationTaipei, Taiwan
Date Published02/05/2011
ISBN Number978-0-9826571-7-1
KeywordsAgreement Technologies, electronic institutions, multi-agent systems

We present a MAS decision support tool, as an open and regulated virtual organization, that uses intelligent agents to manage a flexible water-rights market. The application goal of this tool is to be used as a simulator to assist in decision-making processes of policy-makers. The simulator focuses on demand and, in particular, on the type of regulatory (in terms of norms selection and agents behaviour) and market mechanisms that foster an efficient use of water while also trying to prevent conflicts among parties. Technically, it contributes with a testbed to explore policy-simulation alternatives under an agreement-technology perspective, thus promoting the fulfillment of agreements .