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Agent computing


AgE stands for Agent Evolution, and denotes either a software framework that is developed at Intelligent Information Systems Group, AGH University of Science and Technology, or the field of Artificial Intelligence, namely agent-based evolutionary computing, that is one of the most important topics of our research. Feel free to browse through this site to get to know more about our work. We will be glad to answer your questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Intelligent Information Systems Group (IISG) was founded by prof. Edward Nawarecki in 1995. IISG belongs to Department of Computer Science which is a part of the AGH University of Science and Technology, one of the best technical universities in Poland, located in the beautiful city of Krakow, former capital of Poland.

Our scientific activities concentrate around the topics related with artificial intelligence, decentralised information and decision support systems, agent-based systems and meta-heuristic computing. Research activities are focused on both formal tools and the implementation of the prototypes of such systems. Besides purely scientific activities, we are also involved into research and development activities, aimed at preparing different forensic-support tools for Polish public security agencies such as Police or Border Guard (

As it was stated before, one of the most important parts of our research is focused on agent-based evolutionary computing, in particular a paradigm of hybrid computing systems: Evolutionary Multi-Agent System. EMAS is a computational paradigm proposed by Prof. Krzysztof Cetnarowicz in 1996 and intensively developed since then. It is based on introduction of the notion of agency into the evolutionary algorithm.

The last 15 years of research on EMAS yielded:

  • 4 Ph.D. theses:

    • Marek Kisiel-Dorohinicki, Ph.D.: “Application of evolutionary processes in multi-agent systems” (2001)
    • Rafał Dreżewski, Ph.D.: “Coevolutionary techniques of multi-modal functions optimisation with use of agent-based technologies” (2005)
    • Aleksander Byrski, Ph.D.: “Immunological selection mechanism in agent-based evolutionary computations” (2007)
    • Leszek Siwik, Ph.D.: “Agent-based methods of multi-criteria optimisation evolutionary techniques efficiency improvement” (2007)
  • 2 D.Sc. dissertations:

    • Aleksander Byrski, Ph.D.: “Agent-based Metaheuristics in Search and Optimisation” (2013)
    • Marek Kisiel-Dorohinicki, Ph.D.: “Agent-based Architectures of Population-based Computational Intelligence Systems” (2013)
  • Dozens of scientific publications
  • 3 scientific grants:

    • N N516 500039 “Biologically-inspired mechanisms for planning and management in dynamic environments”, 2010-2013, MNiSW/NCN, AGH, lead by Marek Kisiel-Dorohinicki
    • 3 T11C 035 30 “Agent-based architectures of hybrid systems for decision support in planning and management of enterprises”, 2004-2007, MNiSW, AGH, lead by Krzysztof Cetnarowicz
    • 4 T11C 027 22 “Decentralized model of evolutionary computations realized using multiagent systems”, 2002-2004, KBN, AGH, lead by Krzysztof Cetnarowicz


{Aleksander Byrski, Marek Kisiel-Dorohinicki}
AGH University of Science and Technology
Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
tel.: (48) 12-328-33-26
email: {olekb,doroh}