IUMELA: A Lightweight Multi-Agent Systems Based Mobile Learning Assistant Using the ABITS Messaging Service

  • Elaine McGovern
  • Bernard J. Roche
  • Eleni Mangina
  • Rem Collier
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4611)


University College Dublin has made an unprecedented transition from its once traditional educational metaphor to a modularised education framework, the first of its kind in Ireland. Queries have been raised regarding whether students who are unfamiliar with the concepts of modularisation, are capable of making informed decisions, ensuring success from specifically tailored module combinations. IUMELA is an intelligent modular-education learning assistant designed, using multi-agent systems (MAS), in order to assist students in their decision-making process. This paper introduces an alternative IUMELA MAS architecture that uses a significantly more lightweight mobile assistant.


Moderator Agent Agent Factory Analysis Agent Assistant Agent Student Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elaine McGovern
    • 1
  • Bernard J. Roche
    • 1
  • Eleni Mangina
    • 1
  • Rem Collier
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science & Informatics University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4Ireland

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