Towards an architecture for self-regulating agents: A case study in international trade

B. Burgemeestre, J Hulstijn, Y Tan

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Norm-enforcement models applied in human societies may serve as an inspiration for the design of multi-agent systems. Models for norm-enforcement in multi-agent systems often focus either on the intra- or inter-agent level. We propose a combined approach to identify objectives for an architecture for self-regulating agents. In this paper we assess how changes on the inter-agent level affect the intra-agent level and how a generic BDI architecture IRMA can be adapted for self-regulation. The approach is validated with a case study of AEO certification, a European wide customs initiative to secure the supply chain while facilitating international trade.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the MALLOW Workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms (COIN 2009 International Workshops)
EditorsJ. Padget, A. Artikis, W. Vasconcelos, K. Stathis, V. Torres da Silva, E. Matson, A. Polleres
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISBN (Print)9783642149610
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventCOIN 2009 International Workshop @ MALLOW - Turin, Italy
Duration: 1 Sept 2009 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceCOIN 2009 International Workshop @ MALLOW
Abbreviated titleCOIN@MALLOW2009
Period1/09/09 → …


  • self-regulation
  • agent architectures
  • compliance


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