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A Peer-to-Peer Normative System to Achieve Social Order

Abstract : Social order in distributed descentralised systems is claimed to be obtained by using social norms and social control. This paper presents a normative P2P architecture to obtain social order in multi-agent systems. We propose the use of two types of norms that coexist: rules and conventions. Rules describe the global normative constraints on autonomous agents, whilst conventions are local norms. Social control is obtained by providing a non-intrusive control infrastructure that helps the agents build reputation values based on their respect of norms. Some experiments are presented that show how communities are dynamically formed and how bad agents are socially excluded.
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Amandine Grizard, Laurent Vercouter, Tiberiu Stratulat, Guillaume Müller. A Peer-to-Peer Normative System to Achieve Social Order. Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems II, 4386, Springer, pp.274-292, 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. ⟨lirmm-00204161⟩



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