CALL FOR PAPERS
Logic Journal of the IGPL
Special issue on "Normative Multiagent Systems"
It follows two other special issues on the same topic:
"Special issue of
Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory on Normative
issue of Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent
Systems on Normative Multiagent Systems"
Norms play a central role in many social phenomena such as
coordination, cooperation, decision-making, and so on. Norms
provide an essential basis for modeling, engineering, and understanding
systems of artificial or human agents. Norms yield structure and
predictability in systems that are other loosely structured and support
the autonomy of the participants.
The study of norms in multiagent systems combines theories and
frameworks for normative systems with those of multiagent systems. The
study of norms in multiagent systems is a prime example of the use of
sociological theories in multiagent systems, and therefore of the
relation between agent theory and the social sciences, broadly
construed to include sociology, philosophy, economics, legal science,
Particular topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Multiagent or society level:
dynamics and statics at the agent (micro) and agent society (macro)
based on normative multiagent systems
o emergence of
conventions, norms, roles, and normative multiagent systems
conventions with regulative, permissive, constitutive and other types
between NorMAS and contracts, security, and (electronic) institutions
organizations, and norms
protocols and Agent Communication Languages
* Agent level:
to and extensions of the homo economicus and BDI logics
logical frameworks to encompass norms in agent decision making
o how to
implement theories of norms in artificial agents
o policies and
* Applications of NorMAS:
social simulation models containing norms
artificial and human agents in hybrid social systems
We welcome both theoretical work (formal models, representations,
specifications, logics, verification) and
implementation-oriented work (architectures, programming languages,
design models, simulations, prototype systems) on
these specific topics.
All submissions will be peer reviewed with respect to the usual journal
criteria. Authors are invited to submit
original, previously unpublished, research papers written in English.
Submissions should be and formatted to fit within a text area of 16cm
wide by 22cm high with 11pt Times font and an interline spacing of
15pt. There is no a-priori set page limit, but please avoid overlong
papers. The deadline for submissions is
December 8, 2008 EXTENDED DEADLINE November 30, 2008
Authors should submit their papers electronically using the website:
The Journal will publish the special issue as soon as camera ready
versions will be ready at the end of the review process.
If you intend to submit a paper for this special issue, please notify
us about your intention by email.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the
editors of the special issue.
Further information on the Logic Journal of the IGPL is available at
URL of the CFP: http://www.di.unito.it/~guido/normas09sp-cfp.html
Guido Boella (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gabriella Pigozzi (email@example.com)
Munindar Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Harko Verhagen (email@example.com)