A flexible videoconference system based on multiagent framework

Takuo Suganuma*, Shintaro Imai, Tetsuo Kinoshita, Kenji Sugawara, Norio Shiratori

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    We present a design and implementation of a flexible videoconference system (VCS) using multiagent computing technology. The proposed system, we named FVCS, aims to reduce the burden of the users under the operational environment with insufficient computational resources, such as the Internet environment with small-scale computers at homes and offices, by embedding flexibility to the conventional videoconference system. In this paper, we design and implement FVCS with knowledge-based multiagent framework to realize adaptability of FVCS. We also evaluate the adaptability of the prototype systems of FVCS based on an operational situation observed in its experiments. From the result of the experiments, we conclude that the multiagent-based design and implementation is reasonable for construction of FVCS.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)633-641
    Number of pages9
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A:Systems and Humans.
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sept


    • Adaptability
    • Distributed system management
    • Flexible system
    • Knowledge base
    • Multiagent systems
    • QoS control
    • Videoconference system

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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