Negative norms detection technique in open normative multi-agent systems

Muhsen Hammoud, Yee Chong Tang, Azhana Ahmad

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Abstract

Social norms main objective is to regulate autonomous agents' behaviour in an open normative multi-agent system. Norms in these societies are dynamically created and disappeared according to the society's needs. Consequently, norms effects on agents or on the environment are not observable at the moment of creation. Norms practicing consequences might be either positive, like increasing the educational level of a society by conducting social discussions. Or negative, like causing money loss in gambling. Or the norm might have neutral consequences. In this paper, we propose a technique to detect negative norms in an open normative multi-agent system. Our technique has two main stages: i) Observation and ii) Analysis. The observation stage relies on the overhearing approach of monitoring where the messages that are exchanged between agents are observable. All observations are then analysed in order to detect negative norms. Negativity of a norm is based on its effect on agents or on the environment. In this technique, we adopted ATN concept to represent norms. This technique is implemented using Java and JADE. Testing results of this technique shows that it works properly, and detects negative norms according to the defined negativity threshold.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAART 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence
PublisherSciTePress
Pages241-249
Number of pages9
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9789897581724
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2016 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 24 Feb 201626 Feb 2016

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Other8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2016
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period24/02/1626/02/16

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Multi agent systems
Autonomous agents
Monitoring
Testing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Hammoud, M., Tang, Y. C., & Ahmad, A. (2016). Negative norms detection technique in open normative multi-agent systems. In ICAART 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (Vol. 2, pp. 241-249). SciTePress.
Hammoud, Muhsen ; Tang, Yee Chong ; Ahmad, Azhana. / Negative norms detection technique in open normative multi-agent systems. ICAART 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 2 SciTePress, 2016. pp. 241-249
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Hammoud, M, Tang, YC & Ahmad, A 2016, Negative norms detection technique in open normative multi-agent systems. in ICAART 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. vol. 2, SciTePress, pp. 241-249, 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2016, Rome, Italy, 24/02/16.

Negative norms detection technique in open normative multi-agent systems. / Hammoud, Muhsen; Tang, Yee Chong; Ahmad, Azhana.

ICAART 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 2 SciTePress, 2016. p. 241-249.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Hammoud M, Tang YC, Ahmad A. Negative norms detection technique in open normative multi-agent systems. In ICAART 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 2. SciTePress. 2016. p. 241-249