TitleApplying IRON to a Virtual Community Scenario
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMorales J, Mendizabal I, Sanchez-Pinsach D, López-Sánchez M, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA
EditorPress IOS
Book TitleArtificial Intelligence Research and Development: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence.
Date Published23/10/2013
PublisherIOS Press
ISBN Number978-1-61499-319-3

Normative systems (norms) have been widely proposed as a technique for coordinating multi-agent systems (MAS). The automated synthesis of norms is a complex problem that remains open. iron (Intelligent Robust On-line Norm synthesis mechanism) is a novel mechanism for the on-line automated synthesis of norms for MASs. iron produces conflict-free norms that characterise necessary conditions for coordination, without over-regulation. In the past, iron successfully regulated a traffic scenario even in the presence of non-compliant agents. In this paper, we apply iron to synthesise norms for a virtual community scenario, where agents are users that share contents within the community. As a result, iron synthesises norms that prevent users from uploading undesirable contents (i.e., those that users complain about).