Coordinating with Obligations

@inproceedings{Barbuceanu1998CoordinatingWO,
  title={Coordinating with Obligations},
  author={Mihai Barbuceanu and Tom Gray and Serge Mankovskii},
  booktitle={Agents},
  year={1998}
}
Organizations constrain the behavior of agents by imposing multiple, often contradictory, obligations and interdictions amongst them. To work in harmony, agents must find ways to satisfy these constraints, or to break less important ones when necessary. In this paper, we present a solution to this problem based on a representation of obligations and interdictions in an organizational framework, together with nn inference method that also decides which obligations to break in contradictory… CONTINUE READING

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