TitleTowards Social Norm.
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsVillatoro D, Sabater-Mir J.
Conference NameEleventh International Congress of the Catalan Artificial Intelligence Association (CCIA08).
Conference LocationSant Martí d'Empúries

Social Norms proliferate in societies as a mechanism for self-organization. This kind of norms are not enforced by a central authority and the individuals of the society are those responsible for their generation and maintenance. The maintenance process is what is known as norm support and is supported by several mechanisms like for example laws, social proof, dominance, etc. We believe that agent based simulation is a suitable technique for investigating this topic. In this paper we present an overview of the work we have been developing in this area. The 'Find and Share (and Exchange)' game is introduced as the environment where to prove our hyphotheses on social norms. After that, we present an initial categorization on the possible social norms in our environment. Finally, some mechanisms are studied to observe its effectiveness solving the norm suport problem.