Implicit Culture for Multi-agent Interaction Support

  • Enrico Blanzieri
  • Paolo Giorgini
  • Paolo Massa
  • Sabrina Recla
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2172)


Implicit Culture is the relation between a set and a group of agents such that the elements of the set behave according to the culture of the group. Earlier work claimed that supporting Implicit Culture phenomena can be useful in both artificial and human agents. In this paper, we recall the concept of Implicit Culture, present an implementation of a System for Implicit Culture Support (SICS) for multi-agent systems, and show how to use it for supporting agent interaction. We also present the application of the SICS to the eCulture Brokering System, a multi-agent system designed to mediate access to cultural information.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrico Blanzieri
    • 1
    • 3
  • Paolo Giorgini
    • 2
  • Paolo Massa
    • 1
  • Sabrina Recla
    • 1
  1. 1.ITC-irst TrentoItaly
  2. 2.Dep. of MathematicsUniversity of TrentoItaly
  3. 3.Dep. of PsychologyUniversity of TurinItaly

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