Modelling Intelligent Decision Making on Electronic Mail Distribution Systems

Alcino Cunha, Orlando Belo and Alexandre Santos

Universidade do Minho
Departamento de Informática
P-4700-320 Braga, Portugal

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This paper presents and discusses an economic decision model for electronic mail distribution systems. In order to apply economic decision approaches to an user mail agent community, made of intelligent agents with the aptness to reach lower mail transfer costs, we have imported concepts, adopted parts of a mail system model, designed new components and proposed an Electronic Mail Distribution System based on Multi-Agent Systems technology.

Proc 3rd Int Congr of the Federation of EUROpean SIMulation Societies, EUROSIM'98, pp 553-560, Helsinki, Finland, Apr 14-17, 1998