A Review of Norms and Normative Multiagent Systems

  title={A Review of Norms and Normative Multiagent Systems},
  author={Moamin A. Mahmoud and Mohd Sharifuddin Ahmad and Mohd Zaliman Mohd Yusoff and A. Mustapha},
  journal={The Scientific World Journal},
Norms and normative multiagent systems have become the subjects of interest for many researchers. Such interest is caused by the need for agents to exploit the norms in enhancing their performance in a community. The term norm is used to characterize the behaviours of community members. The concept of normative multiagent systems is used to facilitate collaboration and coordination among social groups of agents. Many researches have been conducted on norms that investigate the fundamental… 
An Analysis of Norm Processes in Normative Multi-agent Systems
  • Alana Oliveira, R. Girardi
  • Computer Science
    2016 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence Workshops (WIW)
  • 2016
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