Fuzzy Availability Agent in a Virtual Environment

  • J. R. King
  • M. Razaz
Conference paper


This paper details the development of a fuzzy availability agent that operates within the Forum, a collaborative virtual environment (CVE) developed at the British Telecomms (BT) Laboratories. The agent (APIA) uses information collected by the Transponder from each participant’s computer to determine presence and availability. Each user has a unique Fuzzy User Model (FUM) that contains a fuzzy representation of his work patterns and provides the knowledge based used by APIA. A real-world trial was conducted and the results are presented here.


Fuzzy Logic Fuzzy System Fuzzy Logic Controller Collaborative Virtual Environment Camera Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. King
  • M. Razaz
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information SystemsUniversity of East AngliaNorwichEngland

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