Deontic logics have long been the tool of choice for the formal analysis of normative texts. While various such logics have been proposed many deal with time in a qualitative sense, i.e., reason about the ordering but not timing of events, it was only in the past few years that real-time deontic logics have been developed to reason about time quantitatively. In this paper we present timed contract automata, an automata-based deontic modelling approach complementing these logics with a more operational view of such normative clauses and providing a computational model more amenable to automated analysis and monitoring.
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