Delegation and responsibility

Timothy J. Norman, Chris Reed

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    Abstract

    An agent may decide to delegate tasks to others. The act of delegating a task by one autonomous agent to another can be carried out by the performance of one or more imperative communication acts. In this paper, the semantics of imperatives are specified using a language of actions and states. It is further shown how the model can be used to distinguish between whole-hearted and mere extensional satisfaction of an imperative, and how this may be used to specify the semantics of imperatives in agent communication languages.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Agents VII Agent Theories Architectures and Languages
    Subtitle of host publication7th International Workshop, ATAL 2000 Boston, MA, USA, July 7–9, 2000 Proceedings
    EditorsCristiano Castelfranchi, Yves Lesperance
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages136-149
    Number of pages14
    Volume4
    ISBN (Electronic)9783540446316
    ISBN (Print)9783540424222
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    Event7th International Workshop on Intelligent Agents VII. Agent Theories Architectures and Languages - Boston, United States
    Duration: 7 Jul 20009 Jul 2000

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume1986

    Conference

    Conference7th International Workshop on Intelligent Agents VII. Agent Theories Architectures and Languages
    Abbreviated titleATAL 2000
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston
    Period7/07/009/07/00
    OtherIntelligent Agents VII Agent Theories Architectures and Languages

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    Norman, T. J., & Reed, C. (2001). Delegation and responsibility. In C. Castelfranchi, & Y. Lesperance (Eds.), Intelligent Agents VII Agent Theories Architectures and Languages: 7th International Workshop, ATAL 2000 Boston, MA, USA, July 7–9, 2000 Proceedings (Vol. 4, pp. 136-149). (Lecture notes in computer science ; Vol. 1986). Springer . https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-44631-1_10