Challenges on Normative Emotional Agents

  • Karen Y. Lliguin
  • Vicente Botti
  • Estefania ArgenteEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10767)


Most people’s choices, including economic ones, are largely based on normative-affective considerations, not only with regard to the selection of goals but also of means. However, although emotions are inherent in human behaviour, and they are also relevant when dealing with the decision making processes, the relationship between norms and emotions has hardly been considered in the agent field, and most normative multi-agent systems do not take emotions into account, as a variable for their computation. In this paper, we analyse the advantages of including emotions in a normative system, how emotions and norms affect to each other and the work done in this field so far. To do this, we (1) identify and describe the relationships between emotions and norms; (2) review the state of art of normative emotional agents; and (3) discuss future directions for research in this field.


Normative MAS Emotion Multi-agent system Affective agent Norm 



This work was supported by the Spanish Government projects TIN2014-55206-R and TIN2017-89156-R.


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  1. 1.Dpto. Sistemas Informáticos y ComputaciónUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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