TitleNorm enforceability in Electronic Institutions?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCriado N, Argente E, Garrido A, Gimeno JA, Igual F, Botti V, Noriega P, Giret A
EditorFornara N, Vouros G
Conference Name11th International Workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in Multi-Agent Systems (COIN@MALLOW2010)
Conference LocationLyon, France
Date Published30/08/2010

Nowadays Multi-Agent Systems require more and more regulation and normative mechanisms in order to assure the correct and secure execution of the interactions and transactions in the open virtual organization they are implementing. The Electronic Institution approach for developing Multi-Agent Systems implements some enforce- ability mechanisms in order to control norms execution and observance. In this paper we study a complex situation in a regulated environment in which the enforceability mechanisms provided by the current Electronic Institutions implementation cannot deal appropriately with norm observance. The analyzed situation is exemplified with a specific scenario of the mWater regulated environment, an electronic market for water-rights transfer. After this example is presented, we extrapolate it to a more generic domain while also addressing the main issues for its application in general scenarios.