Contractual Agent Societies

  title={Contractual Agent Societies},
  author={Chrysanthos Dellarocas and Mark Klein},
Information systems for supporting the fluid organizations of the 21st century must be correspondingly open and agile, able to automatically configure themselves out of heterogeneous system components, accommodate the dynamic exit and entry of hitherto unknown participants and maintain system stability in the face of limited trust. This paper introduces the concept of Contractual Agent Societies (CAS) as a metaphor for building such open information systems. CAS are open information systems… CONTINUE READING


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