Research topics

The ARAL team is interested in modelling and implementing properties associated with structured software agents.

In the MultiAgent Systems (MAS) field, the agent term takes on very different meanings, going from space point agent to mobile intelligent agent. Our work concerns this second type of agents, i.e. agents provided with no commonplace contents and an internal architecture.

Although the studied properties essentially belong to the MAS corpus, the ARAL team relied on two other disciplines as well: Systemics of Complexity (SC) and Distributed Systems (DS). SC provided the conceptual framework to modelize the studied properties (autonomy and mobility), DS the technical tools to implement the models kept.

The most significant obtained results are:


software agent, autonomy, mobility, systemics, complexity

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IUT - Rodez
Equipe de recherche ARAL
50 Avenue de Bordeaux
12000 Rodez - France

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Université Toulouse1