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By Marek Sergot (auth.), Alexander Artikis, Gregory M. P. O’Hare, Kostas Stathis, George Vouros (eds.)

This ebook constitutes the completely refereed post-conference complaints of the seventh overseas Workshop on Engineering Societies within the brokers global, ESAW 2007, held in Athens, Greece, in October 2007.

The 19 revised complete papers have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen for inclusion during this booklet. The papers are prepared in topical sections on digital associations, versions of advanced allotted structures with brokers and societies; interplay in agent societies; engineering social intelligence in multi-agent structures; belief and popularity in agent societies; research, layout and improvement of agent societies.

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But further, the transition from the red system state s6 26 M. Sergot s1 m1 m2 f1 +m1 +m2 −f1 s5 m1 m2 f1 s2 +m1 +m2 −f1 m1 m2 s6 m1 m2 f1 f1 −m1 +m2 +f1 +m1 −m2 +f1 m1 m1 m2 m2 f1 s7 m1 m2 f1 f1 s3 s8 m1 m2 f1 s4 green red +m1 −m1 green(m1 ) red(m1 ) Fig. 4. System behaviour if all three agents comply with their individual norms, in as much as they can. Transitions without annotations are coloured green(x) for each agent x. Reflexive arcs on green nodes are omitted from the diagram. at the upper right of the diagram in Fig.

Our aim in this paper is to illustrate the expressiveness and uses of the language. Examples. The ‘absence of moral luck’ constraint (4) for an agent x with respect to its agent-specific colouring red(x) in a model M can be expressed as the validities: M |= red (x) → [x]red(x) M |= green(x) → [x]green(x) A transition τ in a model M is unavoidably-red(x) when M, τ |= [\x]red (x) It is degenerately-red(x) when M, τ |= [alt]red (x) and hence unavoidably-red(x) but not degenerately-red(x) when M, τ |= [\x]red (x) ∧ ¬[alt]red (x) What about that category of non-compliance where an agent x could have complied with its agent-specific norms but did not, or what we called sub-standard(x) behaviour earlier?

Let unavoidably-red and sub-standard be functions from the set of agents Ag to ℘(R). For every agent x ∈ Ag and every transition τ ∈ R: – τ ∈ unavoidably-red(x) iff M, τ |= red (x) and, for every transition τ ∈ R such that prev(τ ) = prev(τ ) and τy = τy for every agent y ∈ Ag \ {x}, we have M, τ |= red (x). – τ ∈ sub-standard(x) iff M, τ |= red (x) and there exists τ ∈ R such that prev(τ ) = prev(τ ) and τx = τx and τy = τy for every agent y ∈ Ag \ {x} and M, τ |= green(x). Notice that the definition of sub-standard(x) makes reference to agent x acting differently in the transitions τ and τ .

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