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Agent technologies have emerged from Artificial Intelligence and Social Sciences studies to become an emergent filed within main stream Software Engineering. Their characteristics of scalability, robustness, and easy maintainability made them attractive technique for modelling and implementing variety of systems especially Complex Systems. Whilst their similarity to objects in object-oriented systems make them easy to model and implement using extended versions of existing tools, their association with AI and human notion of agency keep them an ever evolving field.
In this talk, we will be looking at some of our current projects on emotions and intelligent learning environments to a proposal for a new more concentrated effort for emotionally-aware learning environments by utilising intelligent agents concepts and complex systems principles. The presentation will give general background on Cognitive Agents and Emotions Modelling, and on some interesting recent developments in Complex Systems.