Group Intention Is Social Choice with Commitment (bibtex)
by G. Boella, G. Pigozzi, M. Slavkovik, L. van der Torre
Abstract:
An agent intends g if it has chosen to pursue goal g an is committed to pursuing g . How do groups decide on a common goal? Social epistemology offers two views on collective attitudes: according to the summative approach, a group has attitude p if all or most of the group members have the attitude p; according to the non-summative approach, for a group to have attitude p it is required that the members together agree that they have attitude p. The summative approach is used extensively in multi-agent systems. We propose a formalization of non-summative group intentions, using social choice to determine the group goals. We use judgment aggregation as a decision-making mechanism and a multi-modal multi-agent logic to represent the collective attitudes, as well as the commitment and revision strategies for the groups intentions.
Reference:
Group Intention Is Social Choice with Commitment (G. Boella, G. Pigozzi, M. Slavkovik, L. van der Torre), Chapter in Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems VI (M. De Vos, N. Fornara, J. Pitt, G. Vouros, eds.), Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, volume 6541, 2011.
Bibtex Entry:
@InCollection{Boella2011a,
  Title                    = {Group Intention Is Social Choice with Commitment},
  Author                   = {Boella, G. and Pigozzi, G. and Slavkovik, M. and van der Torre, L.},
  Booktitle                = {Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems VI},
  Publisher                = {Springer Berlin / Heidelberg},
  Year                     = {2011},
  Editor                   = {De Vos, M. and Fornara, N. and Pitt, J. and Vouros, G.},
  Pages                    = {152-171},
  Series                   = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  Volume                   = {6541},

  Abstract                 = {An agent intends g if it has chosen to pursue goal g an is committed to pursuing g . How do groups decide on a common goal? Social epistemology offers two views on collective attitudes: according to the summative approach, a group has attitude p if all or most of the group members have the attitude p; according to the non-summative approach, for a group to have attitude p it is required that the members together agree that they have attitude p. The summative approach is used extensively in multi-agent systems. We propose a formalization of non-summative group intentions, using social choice to determine the group goals. We use judgment aggregation as a decision-making mechanism and a multi-modal multi-agent logic to represent the collective attitudes, as well as the commitment and revision strategies for the groups intentions.},
  Bdsk-url-1               = {http://www.springerlink.com/content/416771343101l60h/},
  ISBN                     = {978-3-642-21267-3},
  Keyword                  = {Computer Science},
  Timestamp                = {2013.07.26},
  Url                      = {http://www.springerlink.com/content/416771343101l60h/}
}
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