NorMAS

Handbook of Normative Multiagent Systems

Editors: Amit Chopra, Leon van der Torre, Harko Verhagen, Serena Villata

College Publications, to appear

PART 1. Introducing normas, motivating applications, historical overview

1. Introduction. Guido Goveratori, Munindar Singh, Harko Verhagen

PART 2. Modeling and themes of normative multiagent systems

1. Modeling norm specification and verification in MAS, Natasha Alechina, Brian Logan and Mehdi Dastani
2. Modeling normative conflicts and violations in MAS, Wamberto Vasconcelos and Viviane Torres da Silva
3. Modeling norm dynamics in MAS, Gabriella Pigozzi and Christopher Frantz
4. Modeling organizations and institutions in MAS, Nicoletta Fornara and Marina de Vos
5. Agent-based models of social norms, Giulia Andrighetto and Luis Gustavo Nardin
6. Modeling norms embedded in society: ethics and sensitive design, Martin Neumann and Rob Christiaanse

PART 3. Engineering normative multiagent systems

1. Data-Oriented Norms: Amit Chopra, Simon Caton, and Aditya Ghose
2. Governance and Accountability: Joris Hulstijn and Munindar P. Singh
3. Policies, Contracts, Licenses on the Web: Adrian Paschke, Axel Polleres, Victor Rodriguez, Simon Steyskal, Guido Governatori, Serena Villata, Sabrina Kirrane
4. Interaction Protocols: Matteo Baldoni, Cristina Baroglio, Amit Chopra and Pankaj Telang
5. Norm-aware & Norm-oriented Programming: Matteo Baldoni, Cristina Baroglio, Olivier Boissier, Jomi F. Hubner, and Roberto Micalizio

PART 4. Simulating normative multiagent systems

1. Overview - Giulia Andrighetto, Harko Verhagen
2. NorMAS and simulation of social systems and policy - Martin Neumann , Corinna Elsenbroich, Nicola Lettieri
3. NorMAS and simulation of technical systems - Gustavo Nardin, Magnus Hjelmblom
4 NorMAS simulations and anchoring in experimental data - Nanda Wijermans

PART 5. Logically analzying normative multiagent systems

1. Multiagent Deontic Logic and its Challenges, Gabriella Pigozzi, Leendert van der Torre
2. Detachment in normative systems: examples, inference patterns, properties. Xavier Parent and Leendert van der Torre
3. Handling Norms in MAS by Means of Argumentation, CÚlia Da Costa Pereira, Beishui Liao, Alessandra Malerba, Andrea Tettamanzi and Leendert van der Torre
4. Logics for Social Games, Emotions and Institutions, Emiliano Lorini

Handbook Project

SCIENTIFIC INTRODUCTION HNM - Version 1.0, 26.06.2015

Editors: Amit Chopra, Leon van der Torre, Harko Verhagen, Serena Villata


1. SURVEY. Articles should include a survey and may include a personal view with a discussion of open issues. For the survey part, at least the work reported in the NORMAS workshop series should be discussed.

2. FORWARD LOOKING. Instead of just a historical overview, we would like to make a volume that addresses new developments, open topics and emerging areas. History is restricted to the first part.

3. PROBLEM DRIVEN. We distinguish problems and challenges from formalisms and applications. In other words, we do not just collect systems and subsequent 'problems', but we start from what we expect from normative multiagent systems.

4. SINGLE VOLUME. We aim for a single volume, but if there is more material, we will split the handbook into two or more volumes 5. BROAD. We want to appeal to all disciplines, including computer science, law, social sciences, and philosophy.

6. COMPREHENSIVE. It can be as long as it takes, both for chapters as for whole volume. Though there are no page limits, we estimate articles of 16-50 pages. For a volume, there is a maximum of 820 pages for publishing reasons.

7. CHEAP. It will be published by college publications (authors keep their copyright), such that it will be cheap (20 pound for the softcover, 25 pounds for the hardcover). Main reason is that the book should be affordable for student courses. This handbook is a non profit service to the community.

8. ORGANIZATION. The handbook is organized in five parts:

--PART 1. Introducing normas, motivating applications, historical overview = systematizing the history and state of the art

--PART 2. Modeling and themes of normative multiagent systems = different ways to conceptualize (parts of) normas

--PART 3. Engineering normative multiagent systems = different ways and tools to build normas

--PART 4. Simulating normative multiagent systems = ways of analysing normas using simulation

--PART 5. Logically formalizing normative multiagent systems = ways of analysing normas using multiagent deontic logic and normative systems


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ADVISORY BOARD and AREA COORDINATORS

The advisory board contains all the area coordinators:

1. Guido Goveratori, Munindar Singh, Harko Verhagen (Introducing normas)
2. Pablo Noriega, Antonino Rotolo, Serena Villata (Modeling and themes)
3. Matteo Baldoni, Amit Chopra, Julian Padget (Engineering)
4. Giulia Andrighetto, Harko Verhagen (Simulating)
5. Jan Broersen, Gabriella Pigozzi, Leon van der Torre (Logically formalizing)