I-MINDS: An agent-oriented information system for applications in education

Leen Kiat Soh, Xu Li Liu, Xue Song Zhang, Jameela Al-Jarood, Hong Jiang, Phanivas Vemuri

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

9 Scopus citations


In this paper, we describe an Intelligent Multiagent Infrastructure for Distributed Systems in Education (or I-MINDS) framework that applies an agent-oriented information system for education purposes. Our design employs distributed computing principles (i.e., Java Object Passing Interface and the Distributed Shared Object model) to facilitate cooperation among agents, data gathering and information dissemination, making the infrastructure portable, expandable and secure. Our motivations are to help teachers teach better and students learn better. A teacher, with the help of a teacher agent, is able to address important questions and survey the profile of each student (that is automatically maintained by the teacher agent). A student, with the help of a student agent, is able to collaborate with other students without having to form a buddies group him or herself. Thus, with the agents and a collaborative multiagent system, the I-MINDS framework is able to manage, process and share information intelligently.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAgent-Oriented Information Systems - 5th International Bi-Conference Workshop, AOIS 2003, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsPaolo Giorgini, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Michael Winikoff
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)3540221271, 9783540221272
StatePublished - 2004
Event5th International Bi-Conference Workshop on Agent-Oriented Information Systems, AOIS 2003 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2003Oct 13 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Bi-Conference Workshop on Agent-Oriented Information Systems, AOIS 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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