Aims & Scope
Since 1999, the research team I2S performs research on intelligent information systems and agents for the Internet with applications in various domains. The core areas of research and expertise of the team are
- Semantic Technologies
- Service-Oriented Computing
- Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
for the Internet of Services, the Internet of Things and the 3D-Internet. These variants of the Internet are expected to converge in the future Internet.
Intelligent information systems exploit in particular methods of Artificial Intelligence in order to intelligently maintain, coordinate and provide relevant content and services to the user in various network, user and application contexts. In particular, intelligent information agents as part of such intelligent systems can proactively discover, select and compose potentially heterogeneous, distributed data and services either individually or in joint cooperation with other intelligent agents. In case of contested or chargeable data and services, the agents may have to enter automated rational negotiations in order to resolve the conflicting goals with maximized individual or social welfare of the respective multi-agent system. Intelligent agents can leverage semantic technologies to perform, for example, a high-precision semantic search, qualitative data reasoning, and automated task-oriented composition planning of relevant services for various applications. In pervasive and dynamic information environments, the adaptation, scalability, privacy and context-awareness of intelligent data and service coordination become of particular importance.
Application sectors of intelligent data and service coordination means for intelligent information systems include (but are not limited to) E-Business, E-Health, Transport and Logistics, Renewable Energy, Infotainment, and virtual 3D Worlds. The team has developed several I2S prototypes in these sectors as well as free software for intelligent coordination used by these systems.
Since 2008, the research team is part of the DFKI Agents and Simulated Reality department (until 2008: DFKI Deduction and Multiagent Systems department) and successfully contributed to many funded R&D projects in its core research areas.
PD. Dr. Matthias Klusch, email: klusch@dfki,de, phone: +49-681-85775-5297, fax: +49-681-85775-2235, postal address: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany