Universitšt Duisburg-Essen
Titel: Concept and implementation of an interface agent within a groupware
Thema: A synchronous groupware named PASSENGER was developed at the University of Duisburg - Essen throughout the last years. This system is a client-/server-based application with an integrated client-/user-interface. This interface consists of a communication component, a cooperation component and several tools to carry out software engineering tasks. The system is designed for spatially distributed collaborative working and especially for the usage in Software Engineering - Education. As one of the educational settings every virtual team consists of three students and one tutor, where the same tutor can be a member in several virtual teams. That can cause problems in terms of availability if the virtual teams meet at the same time but also if the teams meet at times outside main office hours. To make sure that at least a virtual tutor is always available agent technology shall be used.
Beschreibung: Within the frame of this thesis, an investigation of different interface agents' architectures is to be conducted. The investigated models shall be ranked according their proposed usage within the synchronous grupware PASSENGER (e.g. a model for the interface agent is the Microsoft Agent which can be also considered). Based on that, a model has to be selected and integrated into the PASSENGER architecture model. A proper architecture model for the interface agent should be developed and integrated within the Passenger system. The main requirements for the agent are: ∑ The agent should have a graphical animated interface ∑ The agent should have ablility to take over the floor from an inactive participant and to pass the floor. ∑ The agent should have ablility to speak (e.g. greetings/introducing itself to the other participants) when it has the floor. The Interactive Development Environment Borland Delphi standard edition 7.0 is available for the implementation. The functionality of this agent has to be tested within a Passenger session.
Angebot: Diplom II
Status: Abgeschlossen
Kontakt: Dipl.-Ing. Bogdan, Marin
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