Organizational compliance is important for both business companies and governmental authorities to achieve business profits as well as social welfare. For this purpose, regulating structures should be represented explicitly and independently from the acting entities (e.g., humans, computer systems) to direct their behavior and interactions. In this research project, targeting virtual organization settings where autonomous participants from multiple organizational entities interact with each other to achieve some collective objectives, we are trying to develop an agent-based organization modeling framework OperA+ with a suite of methods that enables

  1. design and analysis of the social responsibilities and relations in a virtual organization: identification of roles and role dependencies, (social structure);
  2. design and verification of the normative constraints in a virtual organization: norm consistency checking and norm compliance checking, (normative structure);
  3. design and evaluation of the individual preferences of the participants in a virtual organization: preference satisfaction evaluation, (preference structure).
  4. design and simulation of the interaction processes in a virtual organization which provide mechanisms for the evaluation of the participants’ behavior with respect to their individual objectives as well as the collective objectives of the organization, (interaction structure).

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