Self-regulation of Social Exchange Processes: A Model Based in Drama Theory

  • Renata G. WotterEmail author
  • Diana F. Adamatti
  • Graçaliz P. Dimuro
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 616)


This paper presents a dramatic model for self-regulation of social exchange processes in multiagent systems, based on the concepts of Drama Theory. The model has five phases of dramatic resolution, which involve feelings, emotions, trust and reputation. Agents with different social exchange strategies interact each other in order to maximize their strategy-based fitness functions. The objective is to obtain a more natural model than the ones existing in the literature, which are based on (partially observable) Markov decision processes or in game theory, so that it can be applied in real-world applications. We aim at promoting more balanced and fair multiagent interactions, increasing the number of successful social exchanges and, thus, promoting the continuity of social exchanges.


Drama theory Social exchange processes Regulation of interactions 



This work was partially supported by the Brazilian funding agencies CAPES and CNPQ, under Processes 481283/2013-7, 306970/2013-9 and 232827/2014-1. G.P. Dimuro is in a sabatic year at Departamento de Automática y Computación, Universidad Pública de Navarra, under the Brazilian Program of Science without Borders, CNPq/Brazil.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renata G. Wotter
    • 1
    Email author
  • Diana F. Adamatti
    • 1
  • Graçaliz P. Dimuro
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Ciências ComputacionaisUniversidade Federal do Rio GrandeRio GrandeBrazil

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