Normative systems are systems in the behavior of which norms play a role and which need normative concepts in order to be described or specified. A normative multi-agent system combines models for normative systems (dealing for example with obligations, permissions and prohibitions) with models for multi-agent systems.

Norms have been proposed in multi-agent systems and computer science to deal with issues of coordination, security, electronic commerce, electronic institutions and agent organization. However, due to the lack of a unified theory, many multi-agent system researchers are presently developing their own ad hoc concepts and applications.

The NorMAS Roadmap is now available

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NorMAS is linked with The European Network for Social Intelligence