Research Supervision Management Via A Multi-Agent Framework

  • Omar Jassim
    Centre for Agent Technology, College of Information Technology, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kajang, Selangor omar4049[at]
  • Moamin Mahmoud
    Centre for Agent Technology, College of Information Technology, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kajang, Selangor
  • Mohd Sharifuddin Ahmad
    Centre for Agent Technology, College of Information Technology, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kajang, Selangor


In this paper, we propose an agent-based framework to enhance, control and manage the research supervision process. The proposed framework consists of three phases which are Research Development Activities, Performance and Completion Measurement, and Tracking Activities. The Research Development Activities phase proposes a number of activities to develop a research. Performance and Completion Measurement phase works on measuring a student performance and expected completion date. The Tracking Activities phase presents the proposed activities to track and trigger a student’s tasks. Four actors constitute the proposed framework which are, a supervisor, a student, a system administrator and a software agent. Each actor has a role and is authorized to perform specific functions. We discuss the components of the framework as possible implementation for a general application of research supervision management.
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