Modeling norms in electronic institutions

I. Khalil Ibrahim, E. Weippl, W. Schwinger. Modeling norms in electronic institutions. pages 38-43, 4, 2002.

  • Ismail Khalil Ibrahim
  • Edgar Weippl
  • Wieland Schwinger
BuchProc. 3rd Workshop on Agent-Based Simulation
TypIn Konferenzband
Abstract Two approaches have been advocated for the design and modeling of (social) norms in multi agent systems: in the coordination strategy, multi agent systems are defined as a set of entities regulated by mechanisms of social order and created by more or less autonomous actors to achieve common goals; in the cooperation strategy, agents model specific roles in the society and interact with each other as means to accomplish their interact with each other as means to accomplish their goals. In this paper, we argue that there is a relative duality between the two approaches with respect to their use of norms as constraints on the social behavior of multi agents systems. We present and discuss a variant of an existing framework for modeling multi agent systems in an environment governed by norms for the cooperation strategy.