MAIA: An Event-based Modular Architecture for Intelligent Agents

J. Fernando Sánchez-Rada, Carlos A. Iglesias & Miguel Coronado (2014). MAIA: An Event-based Modular Architecture for Intelligent Agents. In Proceedings of 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, pages 87-94. Warsaw, Poland : IEEE Computer Society Press.

Online services are no longer isolated. The release of public APIs and technologies such as web hooks are allowing users and developers to access their information easily. Intelligent agents could use this information to provide a better user experience across services, connecting services with smart automatic behaviours or actions. However, agent platforms are not prepared to easily add external sources such as web services, which hinders the usage of agents in the so-called Evented or Live Web. As a solution, this paper introduces an event-based architecture for agent systems, in accordance with the new tendencies in web programming. In particular, it is focused on personal agents that interact with several web services. With this architecture, called MAIA, connecting to new web services does not involve any modification in the platform.