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Norm Emergency through Argumentation

Author(s): Stella Heras | Natalia Criado | Estefania Argente | Vicente Julian

Journal: Journal of Physical Agents
ISSN 1888-0258

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 31;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Norm Emergency | Dialogue Games | Normative MAS

Open societies are situated in dynamic environments and are formed by heterogeneous autonomous agents. In order to ensure social order, norms have been employed as coordination mechanisms. However, the dynamical features of open systems may cause that norms loose their validity and need to be adapted. Therefore, this paper proposes a new dialogue game protocol for modelling the interactions produced between agents that must reach an agreement on the use of norms. An application example has been presented for showing both the performance of the protocol and its usefulness as a mechanism for managing the solving process of a coordination problem through norms.
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