PRAISE is a social network for music education with tools for giving and receiving feedback. It aims to widen access to music education and make learning music more accessible and more social.
At its heart PRAISE will provide a supportive, social environment using the latest techniques in social networks, online community building, intelligent personal agents and audio and gesture analysis.
Any member of any community can post audio to any community for which they are a member and ask for specific kinds of feedback on various regions of that audio. Any community member can respond with text, or with other audio to emphasize a particular point about style or performance for example.
This project is about exploiting the predominance of social networking using autonomic software agents to enrich, encourage and enliven engagement with online cultural artefacts such as from a museum or a gallery. With the current problems in the European financial debt, many cultural institutions are planning to shorten the length that visitors can physically enter. In the UK for example we have heard of plans that the British Museum will close earlier and possibly shut down completely for one day a week because of the massive cuts in funding that were presented in the UK Chancellors speech detailing reduction in money for the cultural sector. The basic idea is to have your friends, museums, art galleries and theatres all in your pocket through your handheld device.
The goal of the project is the creation of a collaborative portal in
which to share intellectual property, innovative ideas, produtcs and
market solutions related to environmental issue. This involves radical
improvement in energy consumption, future of networks that support
communications, trade and entertainment and their possibilities of
opening new economic horizons, as well as showing possible applications
resulting of research of new areas,etc.
Llibre Blanc: Llibre Blanc de la Mediació a Catalunya
The IIIA is in charge of producing a document on the state of the art and prospective developments of dispute resolution technologies for a "white book" on mediation that has been commissioned by the Justice Department of the Catalan Government.
The objective of the White Book on Mediation is to produce and in-depth study of mediation and dispute resolution mechanisms that might be an alternative to customary judiciary mechanisms, in Catalonia. The production of the white book is led by the Institute of Law and Technology (IDT) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and in addition to the IIIA, twelve entities of the catalonian government are involved plus the Carles Pi i Sunyer foundation, the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).
IBROW: An Intelligent Brokering Service for Knowledge-Component Reuse on the World Wide Web
he objective of IBROW is to develop intelligent brokers that are able to distributively configure reusable components into knowledge systems through the World-Wide Web.
The WWW is changing the nature of software development to a distributive plug & play process, which requires a new kind of managing software: intelligent software brokers.
IBROW will integrate research on heterogeneous DB, interoperability and Web technology with knowledge-system technology and ontologies.
COMRIS: Co-Habited Mixed-Reality Information Spaces
The COMRIS project aims to develop, demonstrate and experimentally evaluate a scalable approach to integrating the Inhabited Information Spaces schema with a concept of software agents. The COMRIS vision of co-habited mixed-reality information spaces emphasizes the co-habitation of software and human agents in a pair of closely coupled spaces, a virtual and a real one. However, this project does not pursue the perceptual integration of real and virtual space into an augmented reality. Instead the coupling aims at focusing the large potential for useful social interactions in each of the spaces, so that they become more manageable, goal-directed and effective.
The main objective of this project is to explore the emergent scientific space generated
by the intersection of three different paradigms dedicated to the study of
self-organizing mechanisms in social systems: prehistoric etno-anthropology and
social anthropology, experimental economics, and multiagent systems.
AT: Agreement Technologies
This project proposes a new paradigm for next generation distributed systems. The new paradigm will be structured around the concept of agreement between computational agents. These agreements must be consistent with the normative context where they are established and will permit, once accepted, that the agents call for mutual services and honour them.
The main purpose of the WebI2 project is to study the generic
notion of electronic institution as a mechanism to regulate agent
interactions in open environments. In particular, the project shall be
pursuing the following goals:
- Extension of the basic notion of electronic institution.
- Development of software tools that allow for the specification,
deployment, and analysis of electronic institutions. These tools will be
at the heart of a general methodology for the engineering of multi-agent
systems as electronic institutions.
- Validation of our methodology by building and analysing proof-of-concept
electronic institutions in economic and social domains.
Multi-Agent System for Fish Trading is a Take-up Action
type project within the IST project of the European community,
and more precisely the EUTIST-AMI cluster, the technological target
of which is to implement the intelligent agents technology in the
wholesale fresh fish markets.
The COMRIS project aims to develop, demonstrate and experimentally
evaluate a scalable approach to integrating the Inhabited Information
Spaces schema with a concept of software agents. The COMRIS vision
of co-habited mixed-reality information spaces emphasizes the
co-habitation of software and human agents in a pair of closely
coupled spaces, a virtual and a real one.
This project intends to make a step forward in the
electronic commerce state of the art by building a tool
that permits the construction of agent-mediated electronic markets.
This project studies how to build agent-mediated
institutions that may prove useful for electronic
commerce.FM is an electronic auction house, based
on the traditional fish market, where agents of
arbitrary complexity may trade over a reliable
network under fair, robust and lively conditions.
You can find the latest version and documentation
in the web page of the project.