Norm consistency in electronic institutions

M Esteva, W Vasconcelos, C Sierra, J A Rodriguez-Aguilar

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Abstract

We elaborate on the verification of properties of electronic institutions, a formalism to define and analyse protocols among agents with a view to achieving global and individual goals. We formally define two kinds of norms, viz., the integrity norms and obligations, and provide a computational approach to assess whether an electronic institution is normatively consistent, that is, we can determine whether its norms prevent norm-compliant executions from happening. For this we strongly rely on the analysis of the dialogues that may occur as agents interact.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherUnknown Publisher
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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