ZUNINO SUAREZ Alejandro Octavio
Chronos: A Multi-Agent System for Distributed Automatic Meeting Scheduling (Indexed SCI, IF JCR2009=2.91)
ZUNINO, A.; CAMPO, M.
EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS
Año: 2009 vol. 36 p. 7011 - 7018
Meeting scheduling is a time-consuming and tedious task that often involves negotiating conflicting interests among groups of people. This paper describes Chronos, a multi-agent system for helping users in organizing their meetings. The system assigns an intelligent Organizer Agent to each user. These agents are able to schedule events negotiating time, place, day, etc. according to users´ habits and preferences. Chronos agents do not reveal users´ habits or calendars to other users in order to maintain privacy. In addition, each Organizer Agent learns from its user´s preferences and from negotiations with other agents, to provide better and more accurate assistance. The paper reports encouraging experimental results and comparisons with related approaches.