Electronic Institutions Infrastructure for e-Chartering

  • Manolis Sardis
  • George Vouros
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4995)


The need of methodologies and software tools that ease the development of applications where distributed (human or software) agents search, trade and negotiate resources is great. On the other hand, electronic institutions of multiple agents can play a main role in the development of systems where normative specifications play a vital role. Electronic institutions define the rules of the game in agent societies, by fixing what agents are permitted and forbidden to do and under what circumstances. In this paper we present a case study on the use of specific tools, supporting the specification, analysis and execution of institutions for Maritime e-Chartering, proposing an infrastructure for Internet-based Virtual Chartering Markets (MAVCM).


Electronic Institutions Maritime e-Chartering Multi agent systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manolis Sardis
    • 1
  • George Vouros
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication Systems EngineeringUniversity of the AegeanKarlovassiGreece

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