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    • ISSN: 1793-8201 (Print), 2972-4511 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Theory Eng.
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
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Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
Computer Science Department, Troy University, USA
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJCTE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of computer theory and engineering.

IJCTE 2014 Vol.6(3): 254-259 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2014.V6.871

Agent Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Towards a New E-BDI Agent Architecture Based on Immediate and Expected Emotions

Hanen Lejmi-Riahi, Fahem Kebair, and Lamjed Ben Said

Abstract—Over the last decade, emotions have received considerable attention among scholars in agent oriented systems. In fact a large amount of computational models of emotions has been developed and a new generation of artificial agents has emerged to give rise to emotional agents, in particular the Emotional BDI (EBDI) agents. However, in spite of the several interesting studies that have been conducted to underline the role of emotions in decision-making, few works in the agent community have shed the light on the influences of both immediate and expected emotions to drive decision-making. In this context, we intend to propose a new conceptual model of EBDI agency that involves the interplay among immediate emotions, expected emotions and rational decisions of artificial agents.

Index Terms—Belief desire intention architecture, decision-making, emotional agents, expected emotions, immediate emotions.

Hanen Lejmi-Riahi and Lamjed Ben Said are with the Higher Institute of Management of Tunis, SOIE, 41, Rue de la Liberté - Bouchoucha - 2000 Bardo, Tunisia (e-mail: hanene.lejmi@,
Fahem Kebair is with the Higher Institute of Computer Science of El Manar, 2, Rue Abou Raïhan El Bayrouni - 2080 Ariana, Tunisia (e-mail:


Cite:Hanen Lejmi-Riahi, Fahem Kebair, and Lamjed Ben Said, "Agent Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Towards a New E-BDI Agent Architecture Based on Immediate and Expected Emotions," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 254-259, 2014.

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