Projects & Applications


   • iHAS: Intelligent Social Computing for Human-Agent Societies: From 01/01/2013 to 31/12/2015

   • GLODERS : From 01/10/2012 to 30/09/2015

   • Des-MOLD (Feature-Based Design and Modelling for Injection-molding Optimization)-EU: From 01/09/2012 to 31/08/2015

   • Transparent Rational Decisions by Argumentation (TRaDAr): From 01/09/2012 to 31/08/2015

   • Social trust analysis and formalization (ForTrust): From 01/09/2012 to 31/08/2015

   • Autonomic Software Engineering for Online Cultural Experiences (ACE): From 01/09/2011 to 31/08/2013

   • SINTELNET: European Network for Social Intelligence : From 07/01/2011 to 01/07/2013

   • OPEN INTERACTION FRAMEWORKS: From 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010

   • OVAMAH (Adaptive Virtual Organizations: Mechanisms, Architectures and Tools): From 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2013

   • EMIL - Emergence in the Loop simulating the two way dynamics of norm innovation: From 23/12/2009 to 23/12/2009

   • EVE: ENGINEERING SELF-* VIRTUALLY-EMBEDDED SYSTEMS: From 23/12/2009 to 23/12/2009

   • Multi-Agent System based ELECTRONIC INSTITUTIONS: From 01/10/2009 to 31/03/2012

   • LiquidPub: From 01/05/2008 to 30/04/2011

   • Spanish Consolider Project on Agreement Technologies: From 01/10/2007 to 30/11/2012

   • ARGUGRID: From 01/06/2006 to 30/06/2009


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A persuasive selling agent

  • Authors: Fabien Delecroix, Maxime Morge and Jean-Christophe Routier
  • Affiliation: Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Lille Université Lille
  • E-Mail: {Fabien.Delecroix,Maxime.Morge,Jean-Christophe.Routier}
  • Short description: This persuasive selling agent initiates the dialogue and drives it in order to advance simultaneously two processes: the customer profiling and the identification of relevant proposals which are supported by arguments. Moreover, the virtual seller is adaptive since she is able to adjust her behaviour and her arguments according to the customer profile.
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Plug and Play Transport Chain Management Using the FREIGHTWISE Framework

  • Authors: Paul Davidsson, Johan Holmgren and Jan A. Persson
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  • Short description: Uses agreement technologies for the planning and execution of goods transports. It provides agent-based support for key tasks, such as, finding the best sequence of transport services for a particular goods transport, monitoring the execution of the transport, and managing the interaction between the involved actors.
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Agreement Technologies for Medical Emergency Transportation

  • Authors: Holger Billhardt, Marin Lujak and Sascha Ossowski
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  • Short description: The developed Medical Emergency Transportation Application provides simulation and decision-making support to emergency medical assistance services in the out-of-hospital assistance of emergency patients. Furthermore, it automates: information exchange among different participants in the process of emergency assistance, the basic decision making procedures, and the exchange of medical information which may be obtained from remote sources. The decision-making support consists of three different mechanisms for coordinating ambulances and their teams: lunch-break assignment, dynamic reallocation of idle ambulances, and multiple patient assignment within a region of interest. As a reference model for this issue we have used the processes and procedures that are used at the Medical Emergency Transportation Services in Madrid (SUMMA112).
  • video: Youtube

Modeling a water-right virtual market

  • Authors: Antonio Garrido, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti and Pablo Noriega
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  • Short description: mWater is a software demonstrator developed in the Agreement Technologies project to build a virtual market as an open multi-agent system. It is developed as a regulated environment where autonomous agents trade rights for the use of water in a closed basin, while handling several negotiation protocols in a coherent and flexible fashion. mWater includes the model and simulation of the water-right market itself, the basin, users, protocols, norms and grievance situations. It is also enabled with tools to specify performance indicators, to spawn agent populations and allow humans, as well as software agents, to participate in simulations of water-right virtual trading, thus enhancing the quality and applicability of its results as a decision support tool.
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  • Video: Youtube

ANTE - Agreement Negotiation in Normative and Trust-enabled Environments

  • Authors: Eugénio Oliveira, Ana Paula Rocha, Henrique Lopes Cardoso, Joana Urbano
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  • Affiliation: LIACC / Dep. Eng. Informática, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
  • Short description: The ANTE framework encompasses results of research efforts on three main agreement technology concepts, namely negotiation, normative environments and computational trust. ANTE is therefore the corollary of an ongoing long-term research project, which has been targeting the domain of B2B electronic contracting, although being conceived as a more general framework having in mind a wider range of applications. ANTE addresses the issue of multi-agent collective work in a comprehensive way, covering both negotiation as a mechanism for finding mutually acceptable agreements, and the enactment of such agreements in a regulated normative environment. The evaluation of contract enactment performances feeds a computational trust model that in turn enables the improvement of future negotiations.
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MASDIMA - Multi-Agent System for Disruption Management

  • Authors: Antonio J. M. Castro, Eugénio Oliveira, Ana Paula Rocha
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  • Affiliation: LIACC / Dep. Eng. Informática, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal -
  • Short description: MASDIMA is an agent based system designed to represent the Airline Operational Control Centre (AOC) of an Airline Company. Every airline has an AOC to monitor and control its operation plan (the flights). During the operation several unexpected events might happen (e.g., an aircraft malfunction) that can lead to a disruption, i.e., a flight delay. Usually, a disruption has impact on three dimensions: aircraft, crew members and passengers. It is the responsibility of the AOC to detect the events and solve the associated problems, to avoid the disruption or to minimize its impact on the operation. MASDIMA uses intelligent autonomous software agents that are able to detect and solve the associated problems, considering the impact on the above three dimensions. The software agents represent the expertise needed about each one of those dimensions. Automatic Negotiation is used so that a Cooperative and Integrated solution is reached.
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  • Authors: Pablo Almajano, Tomas Trescak, Marc Esteva, Inmaculada Rodriguez and Maite Lopez-Sanchez
  • Short Description: Nowadays, governments are increasingly taking advantage of Information and Communication Technologies to provide services over the internet (the so-called e-government applications) to citizens, businesses, employees, and agencies. We argue that e-government services will benefit from being distributed and intelligent, and thus, that they can be modelled as Multi-Agent Systems (MAS). The field of MAS focuses on the design and development of systems composed of autonomous entities which interact within an environment in order to achieve their common or individual goals. Nevertheless, although humans can be seen as autonomous entities, most MAS methodologies and infrastructures do not consider direct human participation. In general, human role is limited to acting behind the scenes by customising provided agent templates. The resulting agents participate in the system on humans’ behalf. In order to overcome this limitation we propose using 3D Virtual Worlds, which is one of a very few technologies that provides all the necessary means for direct human inclusion into software systems. 3D Virtual Worlds are 3D graphical environments where humans participate represented as graphical embodied characters (avatars) and can interact there by using simple and intuitive control facilities. We advocate that 3D Virtual Worlds technology can be successfully used for “opening” multi-agent systems to humans. This idea is taken in Virtual Institutions, which combine Electronic Institutions and 3D Virtual Worlds to engineer applications where participants may be human and software agents. In this application we present the prototype v-mWater, a virtual market based on trading Water. It is an e-Government application in the agriculture domain modelled as a Virtual Institution where participants are irrigators and employees of a hydrographic basin. It has been deployed using the Virtual Institution eXEcution Environment (VIXEE).
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ArgCBR Magentix API: Call Centre Example

  • Authors: Stella Heras, Jaume Jordán, Vicente Botti, Vicente Julián
  • Emails: Stella Heras, Jaume Jordán, Vicente Botti, Vicente Julián
  • Short Description: Magentix2 includes an argumentation API that allows agents to engage in argumentation dialogues to reach agreements about the best solution for a problem that must be solved. With this aim, both argumentative agents and several knowledge resources that they can use to manage arguments are provided. Argumentative agents implement a case-based argumentation framework to generate arguments, to select the best argument to put forward taking into account their social context and to evaluate arguments in view of other arguments proposed in the dialogue. Also, they can use different dialogue strategies to exchange information and engage in the argumentation process. Magentix2 argumentative agents are a special type of Magentix2 conversational agents that use a pre-defined interaction protocol. This API also includes an example implementation of a case-based argumentation system that allows the technicians of a call centre to reach agreements and provide a high quality customer support.
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