Electronic Institutions are a way to implement interaction conventions for agents - human or software - who can establish commitments on an open environment.

Our proposal involves:

  • Exploration of flexible convention making and enforcement.
  • Study the use of institutional constructs in social systems modelling.
  • Development of an "institutional" software layer to specify, activate and test electronic institutions.
  • Experiments on actual E-Institutions.


Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA)