On the Interpretation and Monitoring of Timed Deontic Logics

Shaun Azzopardi, Gordon Pace, Fernando Schapachnik and Gerardo Schneider

Abstract: In this article we explore different issues and design choices that arise when considering how to fully embrace timed aspects in the formalisation of normative systems, e.g., by using deontic modalities, looking primarily through the lens of monitoring. We primarily focus on expressivity and computational aspects, discussing issues such as duration, superposition, conflicts, attempts, discharge, and complexity, while identifying semantic choices which arise and the challenges these pose for full monitoring of legal contracts.