Developing Regulated Open Multi-agent Systems

Emilia Garcia, A. Giret and V. Botti, International Conference on Agreement Technologies, 2012, []

The demand of computer systems that integrate heterogeneous and autonomous entities and institutions is increasing. These entities and institutions usually coexist in a complex social and legal framework that can evolve to address the different and often conflicting objectives of the many stakeholders involved. In this paper, we present ROMAS, an agent-oriented methodology that guides developers on the analysis and design of systems of this kind. Contracts and norms are used to formalize the normative context and the interactions. This methodology has been described using the template proposed by the FIPA Design Process Documentation and Fragmentation Working Group.