MAGUI: A multi-agent graphical user interface

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Abstract

Man-machine interfaces are a very important part of any computer application. A good human interface must be friendly and effective providing a good interaction between the human operator and the application. Human interfaces for multi-agent systems (MAS) are specially complex because the multiple requirements of this kind of architectures where the human operator is interacting with a multitude of different autonomous agents often characterized by a great dynamics. The presence of more than one user in the system, with similar or with different competencies is another;interesting problem that is quite realistic in many applications of MAS. In this paper, the particular requirements of user interfaces for multi-agent systems are discussed and a multi-agent graphical user interface in the framework of a multi-user multi-agent system is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference on CSCW in Design
EditorsPansak Siriruchatapong, Zongkai Lin, Jean-Paul Barthes
Place of PublicationBeijing
PublisherInternational Academic Pubilshers
Pages71-75
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)7-8000-3412-7
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Event2nd International Workshop on CSCW (Computer Support Cooperative Work) in Design - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 26 Nov 199728 Nov 1997
Conference number: 2nd

Workshop

Workshop2nd International Workshop on CSCW (Computer Support Cooperative Work) in Design
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period26/11/9728/11/97

Keywords

  • Multi-agent systems
  • man-machine interface
  • user modelling

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