AgentWise conducts basic and applied research in the area of "software engineering for collaborative decentralized systems", with expertise in software architecture, middleware, coordination, autonomic computing, multi-agent systems, simulation.
The research of AgentWise targets software engineering for coordination-centric and self-adaptive distributed and decentralised systems, i.e. for systems in which functional and non-functional requirements are achieved through cooperative and collective behaviour of autonomous entities.
We also organise a Colloquium on Coordination.
Research topics include:
- multi-agent systems and coordination
- patterns for decentralized software
- autonomic computing / self-adaptive software
- software architectures
The research is case-driven. Applications include:
- logistics applications (incl. pickup-and-delivery / vehicle routing, and industrial warehouse routing (e.g. Automated Guided Vehicles))
- traffic management
- smart power grids
- service-oriented systems
- collective robotics