From Green Norms to Policies – Combining Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approaches

  • Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu
  • Lam-Son Lê
  • Aditya Ghose
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7455)


This paper proposes and describes an architecture that enables the identification and spreading of green norms in agent societies and the eventual elevation of green norms into policies. Using a real world case study on duplex printing, this paper demonstrates how norms can be identified and also discusses approaches for spreading norms. Using an agent-based simulation study of the energy conservation domain, this paper demonstrates the impact of boomerang effect on norm spreading.


Norms Policies Green Norms Agents Societies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu
    • 1
  • Lam-Son Lê
    • 2
  • Aditya Ghose
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and Software EngineeringUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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