Reasoning About Willingness in Networks of Agents

  • S. Dehousse
  • S. Faulkner
  • H. Mouratidis
  • M. Kolp
  • P. Giorgini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4408)


The i* Strategic Dependency model has been successfully employed to analyze trust relationships of networks of agents during the early stages of multiagent systems development. However, the model only supports limited trust reasoning due to its limitation to deal with the vulnerability of the depender regarding the failure of the dependency. In this paper, we introduce the concept of willingness, which provides a solution to the above problem and therefore allows a more complete analysis and reasoning of trust relationships in networks of agents.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Dehousse
    • 1
  • S. Faulkner
    • 1
  • H. Mouratidis
    • 2
  • M. Kolp
    • 3
  • P. Giorgini
    • 4
  1. 1.Information Management Research Unit, University of NamurBelgium
  2. 2.Innovative Informatics, School of Computing, Univ. of East LondonEngland
  3. 3.Information System Unit - University of LouvainBelgium
  4. 4.Department of Information and Communication Technology, University of Trento 

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