Abstract: Agent Academy (AA) aims to develop a multi-agent society that can train new agents for specific or general tasks, while constantly retraining existing agents in a recursive mode. The system is based on collecting information both from the environment and the behaviors of the acting agents and their related successes or failures to generate a body of data, stored in the Agent Use Repository, which is mined by the Data Miner module, in order to generate useful knowledge about the application domain. Knowledge extracted by the Data Miner is used by the Agent Training Module as to train new agents or to enhance the behavior of agents already running. In this paper the Agent Academy framework is introduced, and its overall architecture and functionality are presented. Training issues as well as agent ontologies are discussed. Finally, a scenario, which aims to provide environmental alerts to both individuals and public authorities, is described an AA-based use case.
P. A. Mitkas, A. L. Symeonidis, D. D. Kehagias, I. N. Athanasiadis, G. Laleci, G. Kurt, Y. Kabak, A. Acar, A. Dogac, An agent framework for dynamic agent retraining: Agent Academy, Challenges and Achievements in e-business and e-work, pg. 757-764, 2002, IOS Press.