TitleFormalising Situatedness and Adaptation in Electronic Institutions
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCampos J, López-Sánchez M, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA, Esteva M
EditorHubner JFred, Boissier O
Conference NameThe Fifth Workshop on Coordination, Organizations,Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems
Pagination103-117
Date Published12/05/2008
Abstract

Similarly to institutions in human societies, Electronic Institutions (EI) provide structured frameworks for Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) to regulate agents' interactions. However, current EIs cannot regulate a previously existing dynamic social system and deal with its agent population behaviour changes. This paper suggests a solution consisting of two EI extensions to incorporate situatedness and adaptation to the institution. These two properties are usually present at an agent level, but this paper studies how to bring them to an organisational level. While exposing our approach, we use a traffic scenario example to illustrate its concepts.