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John Knottenbelt, Keith Clark

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Computational Logic in Multi-agent Systems
ISSN 0302-9743

We propose a simple event calculus representation of con-

tracts and a reactive belief-desire-intention agent architecture to enable

the monitoring and execution of contract terms and conditions. We use

the event calculus to deduce current and past obligations, obligation

fulfilment and violation. By associating meta-information with the con-

tracts, the agent is able to select which of its contracts with other agents

are relevant to solving its goals by outsourcing. The agent is able to

handle an extendable set of contract types such as standing contracts,

purchase contracts and service contracts without the need for a first-

principles planner.

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