Trusting norms: A conceptual norms’ trust framework for norms adoption in open normative multi-agent systems

Nurzeatul Hamimah Abdul Hamid, Mohd Sharifuddin Ahmad, Azhana Ahmad, Aida Mustapha, Moamin A. Mahmoud, Mohd Zaliman Mohd Yusoff

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Abstract

Norms regulate software agent coordination and behavior in multiagent communities. Adopted norms have impacts on agent’s goals, plans, and actions. Although norms generate new goals that do not originate from an agent’s original target, they provide an orientation on how the agent should act in a society. Depending on situations, an agent needs a mechanism to detect correctly and adopt norms in a new society. Researchers have proposed mechanisms that enable agents to detect norms; however, their works entail agents that detect only one norm in an event. We argue that these approaches do not help agents’ decision making in cases of more than one set of norms detected in the event. To solve this problem, we introduce the concept of norm’s trust to help agents decide which detected norms are credible in a new environment. We propose a conceptual norm’s trust framework by inferring trust using filtering factors of adoption ratio, authority, reputation, norm salience and adoption risk to establish a trust value for each detected norms in the event. This value is then used by an agent in deciding to emulate, adopt or ignore the detected norms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 12th International Conference, DCAI 2015
EditorsSigeru Omatu, Qutaibah M. Malluhi, Grzegorz Bocewicz, Sara Rodríguez González, Edgardo Bucciarelli, Gianfranco Giulioni, Farkhund Iqba
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages149-157
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319196374
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015
Event12th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, DCAI 2015 - Salamanca, Spain
Duration: 03 Jun 201505 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume373
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other12th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, DCAI 2015
CountrySpain
CitySalamanca
Period03/06/1505/06/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Hamid, N. H. A., Ahmad, M. S., Ahmad, A., Mustapha, A., Mahmoud, M. A., & Yusoff, M. Z. M. (2015). Trusting norms: A conceptual norms’ trust framework for norms adoption in open normative multi-agent systems. In S. Omatu, Q. M. Malluhi, G. Bocewicz, S. R. González, E. Bucciarelli, G. Giulioni, & F. Iqba (Eds.), Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 12th International Conference, DCAI 2015 (pp. 149-157). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 373). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19638-1_17