A multi-Agent framework for funded research supervision

Moamin A. Mahmoud, Mohd Sharifuddin Ahmad, Jaswini K. Raveentharan, Yogesh Kulasegaran, Omar Abdullatif Jassim

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Abstract

A supervisor's delayed intervention on a student's performance deficiencies seriously affects a research progress. Due to the demanding schedules of supervisors, it is a challenge for them to timely observe the performance deficiencies of the student. To mitigate this situation, we propose an agent-based system to enhance, control and manage the research supervision process. Specifically, the system is recommended for funded research projects as these research are subjected to penalties in case of failure. Four actors constitute the proposed system which are, a supervisor, a student, a system administrator and a software agent. Each actor has a role and is authorised to perform specific functions. An administrator can subscribe and unsubscribe members. Some functions of a supervisor include create and modify research milestones, verify a student's new task and view a student's progress. The system allows a student to view his/her progress, add a new task, upload a progress report and many other related functions. The main actor that facilitates the miscellaneous processes is the intelligent software agent. It manages the communication between a supervisor and a student, measures the performance and the completion, and tracks the different activities via alerting and reminding. In this paper, we highlight the pertinent issues in developing the framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Symposium on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages18-23
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509002788
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2016
Event1st International Symposium on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2015 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 18 Aug 201519 Aug 2015

Publication series

Name2015 International Symposium on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2015

Other

Other1st International Symposium on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period18/08/1519/08/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)

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    Mahmoud, M. A., Ahmad, M. S., Raveentharan, J. K., Kulasegaran, Y., & Jassim, O. A. (2016). A multi-Agent framework for funded research supervision. In 2015 International Symposium on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2015 (pp. 18-23). [7379124] (2015 International Symposium on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics, ISAMSR 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAMSR.2015.7379124