TitleIRON: A Machine for the Automated Synthesis of Normative Systems (Demonstration)
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMorales J, López-Sánchez M, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA, Wooldridge M, Vasconcelos WW
Conference NameAAMAS '13: Proceedings of the 12th international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems
Conference LocationSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Date Published06/05/2013
Keywordsnorm synthesis, normative systems, Norms

The automated synthesis of norms for coordination of multi-agent systems remains an open and complex problem. In this paper we present the Intelligent Robust On-line Norm Synthesis Machine (IRON), a system whose goal is the automated synthesis of norms. IRON is capable of synthesising norms that are at the same time effective (to ensure coordination) and necessary (to avoid overregulation). IRON has been tested on a simulated traffic scenario to successfully synthesise norms that help cars avoid collisions. IRON is equipped with visualization features that provide support for an intuitive and informed monitoring of the synthesis process.