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Regulated Agent-Based Social Systems : First International Workshop, Rasta 2002, Bologna, Italy, July 16, 2002, Revised Selected and Invited Papers - Gabriela Lindemann

Regulated Agent-Based Social Systems

First International Workshop, Rasta 2002, Bologna, Italy, July 16, 2002, Revised Selected and Invited Papers

By: Gabriela Lindemann (Editor), Daniel Moldt (Editor), Mario Paolucci (Editor)

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Thisvolumepresentsselected, extendedandreviewedversionsofthepapersp- sented at the 1st International Workshop on Regulated Agent Systems: Theory and Applications (RASTA 2002), a workshop co-located with the 1st Internat- nalJointConferenceonAutonomousAgentsandMulti-AgentSystems(AAMAS 2002), which was held in Bologna, Italy, in July, 2002. In addition, several new papers on the workshop theme appear here as the result of a further call for participation. Agent-technology is the latest paradigm of software engineering methodology. The development of autonomous, mobile, and intelligent agents brings new ch- lenges to the ?eld. Agent technologies and multiagent systems are among the most vibrant and active research areas of computer science. At the same time commercialapplicationsofagentsaregainingattention.Theconstructionofar- ?cial (agent) societies leads to questions that already have been asked for human societies. Computer scientists have adopted terms like emerging behavior, se- organization, andevolutionarytheoryinanintuitivemanner.Multiagentsystem researchershavestartedtodevelopagentswithsocialabilitiesandcomplexsocial systems. However, most of these systems lack the foundation of the social sciences. The intention of the RASTA workshop, and of this volume, is to bring together researchers from computer science as well as the social sciences who see their common interest in social theories for the construction and regulation of mul- agent systems. A total of 17 papers appear in this volume, out of 31 papers submitted. Theyincludeninepaperspresentedintheworkshop(whosepreproceeedingswere published as Communications Vol. 318 Mitteilung 318 of Hamburg University, Faculty of Informatics), as well as six new papers. In addition, an invited paper from Bruce Edmonds re?ects some aspects of the lively discussions held during the workshop. The selection presented is divided into two major topics.

How formal logic can fail to be useful for modelling or designing MASp. 1
Communicational patterns as basis of organizational structuresp. 16
On how to conduct experimental research with self-motivated agentsp. 31
Cognitive identity and social reflexivity of the industrial district firms, going beyond the "complexity effect" with agent-based simulationsp. 48
The MAS-SOC approach to multi-agent based simulationp. 70
Organisation modelling for the dynamics of complex biological processesp. 92
Communication without agents? From agent-oriented to communication-oriented modelingp. 113
Modeling product awareness rates and market sharesp. 134
Metanarratives and believable behavior of autonomous agentsp. 145
FORM - a sociologically founded framework for designing self-organization of multiagent systemsp. 156
Social organization in a software agent community with a non-zero-sum game interaction modelp. 176
Emotion : theoretical investigations and implications for artificial social aggregatesp. 189
What is a normative goal? : towards goal-based normative agent architecturesp. 210
Searching for soulmate - searching for tag-similar partners evolves and supports specialization in groupsp. 228
Norms and their role in a model of electronic institutionp. 240
A model of normative multi-agent systems and dynamic relationshipsp. 259
Integration of generic motivations in social hybrid agentsp. 281
Author indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9783540209232
ISBN-10: 3540209239
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 10th February 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.45