Norm's benefit awareness in open normative multi-agent communities: A conceptual framework

Al Mutazbellah Khamees Itaiwi, Mohd Sharifuddin Ahmad, Moamin A. Mahmoud, Alicia Y.C. Tang

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Abstract

In open normative multi-agent communities, agents adopt new norms to increase their utilities. Several studies have developed mechanisms for agents to adopt new norms. These mechanisms are based on sanction, imitation, or social learning. The limitation of these mechanisms is that over time all agents follow the new norms, while in a real situation, usually there is a number of agents that persistently violate the norms for their benefits. We consider that intelligent agents should adopt new norms based on their awareness of the norms' expected benefits on their utilities and not only by sanctions or imitating other agents. Consequently, this paper presents a conceptual framework for agents' awareness of norms' benefits in open normative multi-agent communities. In the proposed framework, four components constitute agents' awareness of norms' benefits which are Norm's Adoption Ratio; Norm's Yields; Norm's Trust, and Norm's Morality. Using these components, however, agents would be able to evaluate the benefits of detected norms and subsequently determine whether the norms increase or decrease their utilities for eventual adoption or rejection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 11th International Conference, DCAI 2014
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages209-217
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319075921
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014
Event11th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2014, DCAI 2014 - Salamanca, Spain
Duration: 04 Jun 201406 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume290
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other11th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2014, DCAI 2014
CountrySpain
CitySalamanca
Period04/06/1406/06/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Itaiwi, A. M. K., Ahmad, M. S., Mahmoud, M. A., & Tang, A. Y. C. (2014). Norm's benefit awareness in open normative multi-agent communities: A conceptual framework. In Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 11th International Conference, DCAI 2014 (pp. 209-217). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 290). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07593-8_25