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Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems II [electronic resource] :AAMAS 2006 and ECAI 2006 International Workshops, COIN 2006 Hakodate, Japan, May 9, 2006 Riva del Garda, Italy, August 28, 2006. Revised Selected Papers /

Contributor(s): Noriega, Pablo [editor.] | Vázquez-Salceda, Javier [editor.] | Boella, Guido [editor.] | Boissier, Olivier [editor.] | Dignum, Virginia [editor.] | Fornara, Nicoletta [editor.] | Matson, Eric [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 4386Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.Description: XII, 376 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540744597.Subject(s): Computer science | Computer communication systems | Software engineering | Computer programming | Computer logic | Artificial intelligence | Computer Science | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) | Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems | Software Engineering | Logics and Meanings of Programs | Programming Techniques | Computer Communication NetworksOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
MODELLING AND ANALYZING ORGANIZATIONS -- Structural Aspects of the Evaluation of Agent Organizations -- Integrating Trust in Virtual Organisations -- Coordinating Tasks in Agent Organizations -- Redesign of Organizations as a Basis for Organizational Change -- MODELLING AND ANALYZING INSTITUTIONS -- Specifying and Reasoning About Multiple Institutions -- Controlling an Interactive Game with a Multi-agent Based Normative Organisational Model -- Ubi Lex, Ibi Poena: Designing Norm Enforcement in E-Institutions -- Specification and Verification of Institutions Through Status Functions -- NORMATIVE MODELS AND ISSUES -- Spatially Distributed Normative Objects -- Informing Regulatory Dynamics in Open MASs -- Operationalisation of Norms for Electronic Institutions -- Norm-Oriented Programming of Electronic Institutions: A Rule-Based Approach -- An Agent-Based Model for Hierarchical Organizations -- Ballroom etiquette: A Case Study for Norm-Governed Multi-Agent Systems -- NORM EVOLUTION AND DYNAMICS -- Towards Self-configuration in Autonomic Electronic Institutions -- Norm Conflicts and Inconsistencies in Virtual Organisations -- Using Dynamic Electronic Institutions to Enable Digital Business Ecosystems -- A Peer-to-Peer Normative System to Achieve Social Order -- AUTONOMY, COORDINATION AND SOCIAL ORDER -- What Is Commitment? Physical, Organizational, and Social (Revised) -- Modelling and Monitoring Social Expectations in Multi-agent Systems -- Influence-Based Autonomy Levels in Agent Decision-Making -- Centralized Regulation of Social Exchanges Between Personality-Based Agents -- Cooperative Interactions: An Exchange Values Model.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: In recent years, social and organizational aspects of agency have become major research topics in MAS. Recent applications of MAS on Web services, grid c- puting and ubiquitous computing highlight the need for using these aspects in order to ensure social order within such environments. Openness, heterogeneity, and scalability of MAS, in turn, pose new demands on traditional MAS int- action models and bring forward the need to look into the environment where agents interact and at di?erent ways of constraining or regulating interactions. Consequently, the view of coordination and governance has been expanding to entertain not only an agent-centric perspective but societal and organizati- centric views as well. The overall problem of analyzing the social, legal, economic, and technolo- caldimensionsofagentorganizations,andthe co-evolutionofagentinteractions, provide theoretically demanding and interdisciplinary research questions at d- ferent levels of abstraction. The MAS research community has addressed these issues from di?erent perspectives that have gradually become more cohesive around the four notions in the title to the workshop: coordination, organization, institutions, and norms. The COIN workshops are thus designed to consolidate the subject by providing focus events that reach researchers from diverse c- munities working in related topics and facilitate more systematic discussion of themes that have been treated from various perspectives. This year, the COIN workshops were hosted during AAMAS 2006, (on June 9,in Hakodate,Japan)and ECAI2006(on August28,in Rivadel Garda,Italy). The papers contained in this volume are the revised versions of a selection of thosethatwerepresented in these workshops.
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MODELLING AND ANALYZING ORGANIZATIONS -- Structural Aspects of the Evaluation of Agent Organizations -- Integrating Trust in Virtual Organisations -- Coordinating Tasks in Agent Organizations -- Redesign of Organizations as a Basis for Organizational Change -- MODELLING AND ANALYZING INSTITUTIONS -- Specifying and Reasoning About Multiple Institutions -- Controlling an Interactive Game with a Multi-agent Based Normative Organisational Model -- Ubi Lex, Ibi Poena: Designing Norm Enforcement in E-Institutions -- Specification and Verification of Institutions Through Status Functions -- NORMATIVE MODELS AND ISSUES -- Spatially Distributed Normative Objects -- Informing Regulatory Dynamics in Open MASs -- Operationalisation of Norms for Electronic Institutions -- Norm-Oriented Programming of Electronic Institutions: A Rule-Based Approach -- An Agent-Based Model for Hierarchical Organizations -- Ballroom etiquette: A Case Study for Norm-Governed Multi-Agent Systems -- NORM EVOLUTION AND DYNAMICS -- Towards Self-configuration in Autonomic Electronic Institutions -- Norm Conflicts and Inconsistencies in Virtual Organisations -- Using Dynamic Electronic Institutions to Enable Digital Business Ecosystems -- A Peer-to-Peer Normative System to Achieve Social Order -- AUTONOMY, COORDINATION AND SOCIAL ORDER -- What Is Commitment? Physical, Organizational, and Social (Revised) -- Modelling and Monitoring Social Expectations in Multi-agent Systems -- Influence-Based Autonomy Levels in Agent Decision-Making -- Centralized Regulation of Social Exchanges Between Personality-Based Agents -- Cooperative Interactions: An Exchange Values Model.

In recent years, social and organizational aspects of agency have become major research topics in MAS. Recent applications of MAS on Web services, grid c- puting and ubiquitous computing highlight the need for using these aspects in order to ensure social order within such environments. Openness, heterogeneity, and scalability of MAS, in turn, pose new demands on traditional MAS int- action models and bring forward the need to look into the environment where agents interact and at di?erent ways of constraining or regulating interactions. Consequently, the view of coordination and governance has been expanding to entertain not only an agent-centric perspective but societal and organizati- centric views as well. The overall problem of analyzing the social, legal, economic, and technolo- caldimensionsofagentorganizations,andthe co-evolutionofagentinteractions, provide theoretically demanding and interdisciplinary research questions at d- ferent levels of abstraction. The MAS research community has addressed these issues from di?erent perspectives that have gradually become more cohesive around the four notions in the title to the workshop: coordination, organization, institutions, and norms. The COIN workshops are thus designed to consolidate the subject by providing focus events that reach researchers from diverse c- munities working in related topics and facilitate more systematic discussion of themes that have been treated from various perspectives. This year, the COIN workshops were hosted during AAMAS 2006, (on June 9,in Hakodate,Japan)and ECAI2006(on August28,in Rivadel Garda,Italy). The papers contained in this volume are the revised versions of a selection of thosethatwerepresented in these workshops.

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