An ontology for commitments in multiagent systems : Toward a unification of normative concepts

@inproceedings{Singh1999AnOF,
  title={An ontology for commitments in multiagent systems : Toward a unification of normative concepts},
  author={Munindar P. Singh},
  year={1999}
}
Social commitments have long been recognized as an important concept for multiagent systems. We propose a rich formulation of social commitments that motivates an architecture for multiagent systems, which we dub spheres of commitment . We identify the key operations on commitments and multiagent systems. We distinguish between explicit and implicit commitments. Multiagent systems, viewed as spheres of commitment (SoComs), provide the context for the different operations on commitments. Armed… CONTINUE READING
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