A reusable multi-agent architecture for active intelligent websites

C.M. Jonker, R.A. Lam, J. Treur

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In this paper a reusable multi-agent architecture for intelligent Websites is presented and illustrated for an electronic department store. The architecture has been designed and implemented using the compositional design method for multi-agent systems DESIRE. The agents within this architecture are based on a generic information broker agent model. It is shown how the architecture can be exploited to design an intelligent Website for insurance, developed in co-operation with the software company Ordina Utopics and an insurance company.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-24
Number of pages18
JournalApplied Intelligence
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2001


  • intelligent website
  • information agent

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