Proceedings Abstracts of the Twenty-Third International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Reasoning about Normative Update / 20
Natasha Alechina, Mehdi Dastani, Brian Logan

We consider the problem of updating a multi-agent system with a set of conditional norms. A norm comes into effect when its condition becomes true, and imposes either an obligation or a prohibition on an agent which remains in force until a state satisfying a deadline condition is reached. If the norm is violated, a sanction is imposed on the agent. We define a notion of a normative update of a multi-agent system by a set of conditional norms, and study the problem of checking whether the agent(s) can bring about a state satisfying a property without incurring a specified number of sanctions.