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This paper describes the fundamental concepts of a social reasoning mechanism, designed to be part of an agent's internal model, in a multi-agent systems (MAS) context. It enables an agent to reason about the others using information about their goals, actions, resources and plans. Every agent stores this information in a data structure called external(More)
This paper introduces Repage, a computational system that adopts a cognitive theory of reputation. We propose a fundamental difference between image and reputation, which suggests a way out from the paradox of sociality, i.e. the trade-off between agents' autonomy and their need to adapt to social environment. On one hand, agents are autonomous if they(More)
− language and formalisms used (mostly logic-based in the legal domain and more oriented to implementation languages in the multi-agent domain); − theories of reference (philosophy of law and deontic philosophy in the former domain, as opposed to agent theory and game theory in the latter); − objectives (models of legal institutions, legal information(More)
This paper applies the two-party dependence theory (Castelfranchi, Cesta and Miceli, 1992, in Y. Demazeau and E. Werner (Eds.) Decentralized AI-3, Elsevier, North Holland) to modelling multiagent and group dependence. These have theoretical potentialities for the study of emerging groups and collective structures, and more generally for understanding social(More)