Run-time norm compliance in BDI agents

Jeehang Lee, Julian Padget, Brian Logan, Daniela Dybalova, Natasha Alechina

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Abstract

Normative systems offer a means to govern agent behaviour in dynamic open environments. Under the governance, individual agents themselves must reason about compliance with state-or event-based norms (or both) depending upon the formalism used. This paper describes how norm awareness enables a BDI agent to exhibit norm compliant behaviour at run-time taking into account normative factors. To this end, we propose N-Jason, a run-time norm compliant BDI agent framework which supports norm-aware deliberation as well as a run-time norm execution mechanism, through which previously unknown norms are recognized and bring about the triggering of plans. To be able to process a norm such as an obligation, the agent architecture must be able to deal with deadlines and priorities, and choose between plans triggered by a particular norm. Consequently, we extend the syntax and the scheduling algorithm of AgentSpeak(RT) to operate in the context of Jason/Agent Speak(1) and provide 'real-time agency'.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014
PublisherThe International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Pages1581-1582
Number of pages2
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781634391313
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014 - Paris, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 5 May 20149 May 2014

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityParis
Period5/05/149/05/14

Keywords

  • Agent programming language
  • BDI
  • Normative system
  • Norms

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    Lee, J., Padget, J., Logan, B., Dybalova, D., & Alechina, N. (2014). Run-time norm compliance in BDI agents. In 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014 (Vol. 2, pp. 1581-1582). The International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.