The literature on norm emergence and normative MAS considers
norms from two perspectives, namely: prescriptive norms using
deontic concepts, and emergent norms that capture preference behaviour. We find that both perspectives lend themselves naturally to
specific ways of representing norms in a society, as either explicit or
implicit. Our analysis of the norm emergence literature, contributes
several insights for future research in normative MAS. For example,
opportunities for the study of online norm synthesis mechanisms
and the investigation of the conversion of social norms, typically
observed in norm emergence, to legal norms in normative MAS.
Conversely, concepts from normative MAS can be brought into
norm emergence research. For example, the study of stable emergence to avoid instability in MAS and the investigation of whether
high cognitive ability agents, typically found in normative MAS,
can demonstrate norm emergence. We summarise our analysis and
outline future challenges and opportunities for cross-over between
norm-emergence and normative systems research.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2154
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventInternational Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 2020 -
Duration: 9 May 202013 May 2020
Conference number: 19


ConferenceInternational Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 2020
Abbreviated titleAAMAS 2020

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