Daniel Villatoro

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Social conventions are useful self-sustaining protocols for groups to coordinate behavior without a centralized entity enforcing coordination. We perform an in-depth study of different network structures, to compare and evaluate the effects of different network topologies on the success and rate of emergence of social conventions. While others have(More)
In this paper we present an application build on top of electronic institutions in order to create a remote experimental platform for human and virtual agents. Our software objectives are twofold: (1) provide experiment designers with a tool to design an experiment where human and virtual agents will interact, and, (2) provide experimental subjects with a(More)
Societal norms or conventions help identify one of many appropriate behaviors during an interaction between agents. The offline study of norms is an active research area where one can reason about normative systems and include research on designing and enforcing appropriate norms at specification time. In our work, we consider the problem of the emergence(More)
Internalization is at study in social-behavioural sciences and moral philosophy since long; of late, the debate was revamped within the rationality approach to the study of cooperation and compliance since internalization is a less costly and more reliable enforcement system than social control. But how does it work? So far, poor attention was paid to the(More)
Social conventions are useful self-sustaining protocols for groups to coordinate behavior without a centralized entity enforcing coordination. The emergence of such conventions in different multi agent network topologies has been investigated by several researchers, although exploring only specific cases of the convention emergence process. In this work we(More)