Normative Multiagent Systems (NorMAS 2016)
10th International workshop on Normative Multiagent Systems
29-30 August, 2016
The Hague, Netherlands
co-located with ECAI 2016 and Collective Intentionality
Call for Papers     Programme     Registration     Venue     Excursion   

Motivation and Aims

Norms are crucial for studying both human social behaviour and for developing distributed software applications. The term norms is deliberately ambiguous. We study and apply norms in the sense of being normal (conventions, practice), and in the sense of rules and regulations (obligations, permisions).

Normative systems are complex systems in which norms play a crucial role or which need normative concepts in order to describe or specify their behaviour. A normative multi-agent system combines models for normative systems (dealing for example with conventions, or obligations) with models for multi-agent systems (dealing with coordination between individual agents).

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. They have been fruitfully applied to develop simulation models for the social sciences. However, due to the lack of a unified theory, many researchers are presently developing their own ad hoc concepts and applications.

The aim of this workshop is to stimulate interdisciplinary research on normative concepts and their application.


Details can be found in the call for papers. Please submit through EasyChair.

Workshop Format

The workshop will be spread over two days, including presentations of research papers, ample discussion, poster presentations and invited lectures. We will continue the practice of Normas 2014 and 2015 to combine invited lectures with a tutorial-style introduction to the research field of the invited speaker.

On the evening of the 29th, we will be organizing an excursion, exploring the normative aspects of The Hague.


Workshop Chairs

Programme Committee

Last modified on 7th of April, 2016, by Joris Hulstijn ( TUDelft