Normative positions in multi-agent systems
2016 (English)In: Web Intelligence and Agent Systems, ISSN 1570-1263, E-ISSN 1875-9289, Vol. 14, no 2, 153-171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Kanger-Lindahl theory of normative positions has great potential of serving as a logical foundation for normative systems for MAS, and its generality allows for great freedom when interpreting the theory. As a first step towards a typology of interpretations of the theory, the application of normative positions is studied in the context of a class of transition systems in which transitions are deterministic and associated with a single agent performing an act. By an interpretation of different types of normative positions in terms of permitting or …prohibiting different state transition types in this context, lexicons for two different systems of types of normative positions are suggested and discussed. It is demonstrated that both interpretations are useful foundations for normative systems semantics in a MAS context.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 14, no 2, 153-171 p.
Normative MAS, norm-regulated, norm-governed, normative positions, transition system
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-120327DOI: 10.3233/WEB-160337OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-120327DiVA: diva2:851671
Extended papers from the 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT)