A Conceptual Model for Situating Purposes in Artificial Institutions

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https://doi.org/10.22456/2175-2745.110830

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purposes, status-functions, artificial institutions, multi-agent systems

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{In multi-agent systems, artificial institutions connect institutional concepts, belonging to the institutional reality, to the concrete elements that compose the system. The institutional reality is composed of a set of institutional concepts, called Status-Functions. Current works on artificial institutions focus on identifying the status-functions and connecting them to the concrete elements. However, the functions associated with the status-functions are implicit. As a consequence, the agents cannot reason about the functions provided by the elements that carry the status-functions and, thus, cannot exploit these functions to satisfy their goals. Considering this problem, this paper proposes a model to express the functions -- or the purposes -- associated with the status-functions. Examples illustrate the application of the model in a practical scenario, showing how the agents can use purposes to reason about the satisfaction of their goals in institutional contexts.

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2022-01-11

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Cunha, R. R., Hübner, J. F., & de Brito, M. (2022). A Conceptual Model for Situating Purposes in Artificial Institutions. Revista De Informática Teórica E Aplicada, 29(1), 68–80. https://doi.org/10.22456/2175-2745.110830

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Selected Papers - WESAAC 2020