Deontic Logic in Computer Science: 7th International Workshop on Deontic Logic in Computer Science, DEON 2004, Madeira, Portugal, May 26-28, 2004. Proceedings / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Deontic Logic in Computer Science, DEON 2004, held in Madeira, Portugal, in May 2004.

The 15 revised full papers presented together with the abstracts of 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers are devoted to the relationship between normative concepts and computer science, artificial intelligence, organization theory, and law; in addition to these topics, special emphasis is placed on the relationship between deontic logic and multiagent systems.

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Proceedings of DEON 2004
Obligation, contracts, and negotiation 1
Social laws in alternating time 2
Combinations of tense and deontic modality 3
[Delta] : the social delegation cycle 29
Designing a deontic logic of deadlines 43
Obligation change in dependence logic and situation calculus 57
A proposal for dealing with deontic dilemmas 74
Defeasible logic : agency, intention and obligation 114
Collective obligations and agents : who gets the blame? 129
Conflicting imperatives and dyadic deontic logic 146
On obligations and abilities 165
On normative-informational positions 182
Quasi-matrix deontic logic 191
Delegation in a role-based organization 209
Automatic verification of deontic properties of multi-agent systems 228
Specifying multiagent organizations 243
Maintaining obligations on stative expressions in a deontic action logic 258
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