Towards a Model of Open and Reliable Cognitive Multiagent Systems: Dealing with Trust and Emotions

  • Ricardo Silveira
    University of Santa Catarina ricardo.silveira[at]
  • Guilherme Klein Da Silva Bitencourt
    Instituto Federal Catarinense
  • Thiago Ângelo Gelaim
    University of Santa Catarina
  • Jerusa Marchi
    University of Santa Catarina
  • Fernando De La Prieta
    University of Salamanca


 Open multiagent systems are those in which the agents can enter or leave the system freely. In these systems any entity with unknown intention can occupy the environment. For this scenario trust and reputation mechanisms should be used to choose partners in order to request services or delegate tasks. Trust and reputation models have been proposed in the Multiagent Systems area as a way to assist agents to select good partners in order to improve interactions between them. Most of the trust and reputation models proposed in the literature take into account their functional aspects, but not how they affect the reasoning cycle of the agent. That is, under the perspective of the agent, a trust model is usually just a “black box” and the agents usually does not take into account their emotional state to make decisions as well as humans often do. As well as trust, agent’s emotions also have been studied with the aim of making the actions and reactions of the agents more like those of humans being in order to imitate their reasoning and decision making mechanisms. In this paper we analyse some proposed models found in the literature and propose a BDI and multi-context based agent model which includes emotional reasoning to lead trust and reputation in open multiagent systems.
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