|Título||A Distributed Architecture for Norm-Aware agent societies|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||García-Camino A, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA, Sierra C, Vasconcelos WW|
|Editor||Baldoni M, Endriss U, Omicini A, Torroni P|
|Conference Name||Lecture 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.
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