Resolving conflicts between personal and normative goals in normative agent systems

Azhana Ahmad, Mohad Zaliman, Mohd Yusof, Mohd Sharifuddin Ahmad, Moamin A. Mahmoud, Aida Mustapha

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a framework for resolving conflicts between personal and normative goals in normative agent systems. The conflicts occur in the decision making process of time-constrained tasks of those goals. The agents observe the environment, generate the tasks based on their obligation to an authority, their desires, and intentions. They select and execute the tasks from a set of pre-compiled tasks based on their beliefs of the reward and penalty associated with the selected tasks. To resolve the conflicts within the constraint of the tasks' duration, we supplement the agents' normative capacity with two essential functions: Sacrifice and Diligence. The Sacrifice function enables an agent to reason and discard any tasks that have lower priorities to make way for accomplishment of the normative goal. The Diligence function enables an agent to increase its effort in accomplishing the normative goal in time-constrained situations. We simulate these situations and present the results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 7th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Convergences and Singularity of Forms - Proceedings of CITA'11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2011
Event2011 7th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia: Emerging Convergences and Singularity of Forms, CITA'11 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

Publication series

Name2011 7th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia: Emerging Convergences and Singularity of Forms - Proceedings of CITA'11

Other

Other2011 7th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia: Emerging Convergences and Singularity of Forms, CITA'11
CountryMalaysia
CityKuching, Sarawak
Period12/07/1114/07/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Ahmad, A., Zaliman, M., Yusof, M., Ahmad, M. S., A. Mahmoud, M., & Mustapha, A. (2011). Resolving conflicts between personal and normative goals in normative agent systems. In 2011 7th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia: Emerging Convergences and Singularity of Forms - Proceedings of CITA'11 [5999538] (2011 7th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia: Emerging Convergences and Singularity of Forms - Proceedings of CITA'11). https://doi.org/10.1109/CITA.2011.5999538