TitleTowards a Normative BDI Architecture for Norm Compliance.
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCriado N, Argente E, Noriega P, Boti V
EditorFornara N, Vouros G
Conference Name11th International Workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in Multi-Agent Systems (COIN@MALLOW2010)
Conference LocationLyon, France
Pagination65-81
Date Published30/08/2010
Abstract

Multi-AgentSystems require coordination mechanisms in order to assemble the behaviour of autonomous and heterogeneous agents and achieve the desired performance of the whole system. Norms are deontic statements employed by these coordination mechanisms which define constraints to the potential excesses of agents’ autonomous behaviour. However, norms are only effective if agents are capable of understanding and managing them pragmatically. In this paper, we propose an extension of the BDI proposal in order to allow agents to take pragmatic autonomous decisions considering the existence of norms. In particular, coherence and consistency theory will be employed as a criterion for determining norm compliance.