TitleInstituting Interactions Among Agents
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsArcos JLluis, Plaza E
EditorD'Aloisi D
Conference NameFirst Int. Workshop on Interaction Agents

Social processes and agent interaction always takes place in a specific context, and there is a school of thought in social studies that analyzes them in the framework of institutions. We will present the notions of agent-mediated institution and structured virtual space and show how they are relevant for multiagent systems (MAS) in general and, more specifically, for MAS that include human agents and software agents involved in socio/economic interactions. We will show how the social interactions of human and software agents taking place in the COMRIS Project are developed using these notions and will present an example for the meeting people interaction.