TitleThe role of the environment in agreement technologies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsArgente E, Boissier O, Carrascosa C, Fornara N, Mcburney P, Noriega P, Ricci A, Sabater-Mir J., Schumacher MIgnaz, Tampitsikas C, Taveter K, Vizzari G, Vouros GA
JournalArtificial Intelligence Review
Date Published01/2013
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
KeywordsEnvironment · Semantic · Norm · Organization · Argumentation · Negotiation · Trust · Agreement technologies

Abstract The notion of Multi-Agent System environment is currently considered as a mediating entity, functioning as enabler but possibly also as a manager and constrainer of agent actions, perceptions, and interactions. In this paper, we analyze how the environment could be a first class abstraction to support the building, the development and the management of Agreements in decentralized and open systems between autonomous agents. To this aim we analyze the synergies between the environment and the foundational dimensions of agreement technologies such as semantics, norms, organizations, argumentation & negotiation, trust.