NormLab: A Framework to Support Research on Norm Synthesis

by Javier Morales, Iosu Mendizabal, David Sanchez-Pinsach, Maite Lopez-Sanchez, Michael Wooldridge, Wamberto Vasconcelos
Abstract:
MAS research has investigated norms as a means to coordinate open multi-agent systems (MAS). This has spurred a strand of research on on-line norm synthesis algorithms for MASs. However, to the best of our knowledge, currently there is no computational framework to support the development and study of on-line norm synthesis. Here we present NORMLAB, a novel framework to support norm synthesis research, highlighting its important features. We also outline the operation of two novel on-line norm synthesis strategies, which significantly outperform the state of the art.
Reference:
NormLab: A Framework to Support Research on Norm Synthesis (Javier Morales, Iosu Mendizabal, David Sanchez-Pinsach, Maite Lopez-Sanchez, Michael Wooldridge, Wamberto Vasconcelos), In AAMAS ’14: Proceedings of the 13th international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS), 2014.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{morales2014demo,
author = {Morales, Javier and Mendizabal, Iosu and Sanchez-Pinsach, David and Lopez-Sanchez, Maite and Wooldridge, Michael and Vasconcelos, Wamberto},
title = {NormLab: A Framework to Support Research on Norm Synthesis},
booktitle = {AAMAS '14: Proceedings of the 13th international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems},
year = {2014},
isbn = {978-1-4503-2738-1},
location = {Paris, France},
pages = {1697--1698},
numpages = {2},
acmid = {2616131},
publisher = {International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS)},
keywords = {normative systems, norms, on-line norm synthesis},
abstract= {MAS research has investigated norms as a means to coordinate open multi-agent systems (MAS). This has spurred a strand of research on on-line norm synthesis algorithms for MASs. However, to the best of our knowledge, currently there is no computational framework to support the development and study of on-line norm synthesis. Here we present NORMLAB, a novel framework to support norm synthesis research, highlighting its important features. We also outline the operation of two novel on-line norm synthesis strategies, which significantly outperform the state of the art.},
url = {http://javimorales.name/download/publications/morales2014normlab.pdf}
}