Head :  Frédéric MIGEON

The SMAC group is interested in modelling and solving complex problems using multi-agent technology. Complex systems are systems in which a great number of entities are interacting in a local manner and their evolution can only be predicted by experiment or simulation. In other words despite a perfect knowledge of the basic components of the system, no program able to predict its behaviour and shorter than the one describing the system in an exhaustive way is known. Controling the behaviour of such systems which contain non-linearities coming from feedback loops, as well as a coupling between levels (the system macro-level is produced by entities of the micro-level but it also constrains this micro-level) is the aim of our research works (illustrated by several PhD thesis, projects and applications)..

These works deal with six topics that are strongly connected by concepts such as adaptation, self-organisation and emergence.

  • Self-adaptation. The adaptive behaviour of a system enables it to react when interacting with a dynamic environment, either to get on with performing its task, or for improving its functioning [Robertson, 2000]. The challenge is then to conciliate the system autonomy with respect to unexpected situations and the required control a human being has to have on them.
  • Self-organisation, Cooperation and Emergence. Self-organisation is a mechanism or process that enables a system to change its organisation during its functioning without any explicit external control[A. Di Marzo, M.P. Gleizes, A. Karageorgos, TFGSO 2005]. In a multi-agent system, self-organisation is expressed by changing the organisation between agents. The challenge is therefore to find the local behaviours of agents (laws at the individual level), the rules of agents that implement self-organisation and that enable to design systems that are functionally adequate. The functional adequacy is the positive judgment adopted by final users about the system activity.
  • Design and Modelling. This topic aim is to improve and provide assistance for developing applications based on cooperative agents.
  • Simulation. Problematics of this topic is to study and develop tools and methods for exploring models. On the long view, the aim is to notably integrate tools required to study emergent properties into a platform for multi-agent simulation.
  • Collective Solving of Problems. The aim is to study how adaptive multi-agent systems provide a new solution for solving multi-objective, multi-discipline and multi-scale problems. This approach permits, in a dynamic environment, to offer a new configuration from a previous solution while minimising the endogenous modifications and, most of all, without starting again a new solving with every disruption.


complex self-adaptive systems
self-organized multi-agent systems
system of systems
SMA software engineering
optimization and emerging solving of problems
real-time adaptive control of systems
adaptive coordination
SMA simulation
social networks

personnel of the team

Permanent members
Non-permanent members

publications of the team

International journals articles
National journals articles
Special issues of journal
International conferences articles
Conferences articles without published proceedings
Books Books edition
Thesis and HDR

contrats of the team

AcronymeTitreResp. scDébut – fin
[Contract completed]
anr Granularité des Niveaux de Pilotage en Gestion de Crise Chihab HANACHI
2014 – 2019
[Contract completed]
Génération de populations synthétiques spatialisées et socialement structurées pour la simulation sociale Frédéric AMBLARD
2014 – 2017
[Contract completed]
autre Les émotions dans l’interaction sociale : théorie, experimentations, étude logique et informatique Christophe SIBERTIN-BLANC
Emiliano LORINI
2012 – 2014
[Contract completed]
autre Infrastructure logicielle de gestion de contexte multi-échelle pour l’internet des objets Jean-Paul ARCANGELI
2012 – 2015
[Contract completed]
autre Conception intégrative de systèmes complexes Marie-Pierre GLEIZES
2009 – 2013
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[Contract completed]
autre Integrated System for Interoperable sensors & Information sources for Common abnormal vessel behaviour detection & Colaborative identification of threat Marie-Pierre GLEIZES
2010 – 2014
[Contract completed]
SMART HARNESS Technologies Marie-Pierre GLEIZES
2009 – 2012
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MADA Modèles Multi-Agent à Dires d’Acteurs Benoit GAUDOU
2017 – 2022
OPOCOMPO Composition logicielle opportuniste pour les systèmes ambiants, mobiles et autonomes Jean-Paul ARCANGELI
2017 – 2021
RECOVAC Conditions de reprise de contrôle par auto-observation des situations au sein d’un véhicule autonome, connecté Marie-Pierre GLEIZES
2018 – 2021
WindAmak – PILE CIFRE Prévision à court terme de production d’un parc éolien par système multi-agent auto-adaptatif Marie-Pierre GLEIZES
2018 – 2020
C2C Cooperation between connexted car – Cars and Human acceptability Stéphanie COMBETTES
2019 – 2022
[Contract completed]
Du campus partagé à la Région intelligente Christine RéGIS
2018 – 2020
[Contract completed]
Meteorology & Simulation for a wind forecasting tool Marie-Pierre GLEIZES
2016 – 2018
[Contract completed]
2015 – 2018

[Contract completed]
Conception intégrative de systèmes complexes : méthodes, formalismes et outils pour l’aéronautique Jean-Pierre GEORGé
2010 – 2013
[Contract completed]
Evaluation de nouveaux algorythmes pour le criblage de variétés de maïs Jean-Pierre GEORGé
2010 – 2010
Friday 19 June 2020, 10h00
Analyse automatique de traces d’activités utilisateurs pour la testabilité et l’amélioration continue de systèmes logiciels complexes par systèmes multi-agents adaptatifs
Florent MOUYSSET – Team SMAC, IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, En visioconférence
Wednesday 3 June 2020, 9h00
Auto-structuration de trafic temps réel, multi-objectif et multicritère dans un monde virtuel
Augustin DEGAS – Team SMAC, IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, En visioconférence
Tuesday 3 December 2019, 10h00
Prévision de production de parcs éoliens par systèmes multi-agents auto-adaptatifs
Tanguy ESTEOULE – Team SMAC, IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
Monday 9 September 2019, 10h00
AMAS4BigData Analyse dynamique de grandes masses de données par Systèmes Multi-Agents Adaptatifs
Elhadi BELGHACHE – Team SMAC, IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Salle des Thèses
Tuesday 11 June 2019, 14h00
Modélisation et simulation sociale pour l’évaluation de l’empuissancement par des politiques publiques dans les territoires ruraux au Brésil
Marcos Aurelio SANTOS DA SILVA – Team SMAC, IRIT UT1 Capitole, Bâtiment Arsenal, Salle de thèses
Tuesday 4 June 2019, 10h00
Décision de groupe, Aide à la facilitation : Ajustement de procédures de vote selon le contexte de décision
Adama COULIBALY – Team ADRIA, IRIT Bâtiment Arsenal, Salle de thèses
Thursday 30 August 2018, 10h00
Study of conditions for the emergence of a cellular communication using self-adaptative multi-agent systems
Sébastien MAIGNAN – Team SMAC – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
Friday 30 March 2018, 10h30
Système Multi-Agents Ambiant pour faciliter l’autonomie et l’accessibilité aux espaces publics des personnes ayant des déficiences cognitives
Sameh TRIKI – Team SMAC – IRIT UT1 Capitole, Manufacture des Tabacs, Salle des thèses
Monday 13 November 2017, 10h30
Apprentissage artificiel adapté aux systèmes complexes par auto-organisation coopérative de systèmes multi-agents
Julien NIGON – Team SMAC – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
Thursday 8 June 2017, 10h00
Planification Dynamique, Multi-Objectif et Multi-Critère, par Système Multi-Agent Auto-Adaptatif, Application aux Constellations de Satellites d’Observation de la Terre
Jonathan BONNET – Team SMAC – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
Monday 18 July 2016 – Thursday 21 July 2016
Workshop on Smart and Sustainable City
Bâtiment U4
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Wednesday 15 October 2014 – Friday 17 October 2014
ISCRAM med 2014 Conference – Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean countries
UT1 Capitole
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Wednesday 11 June 2014 – Friday 13 June 2014
GDN 2014 : Group Decision and Negotiation
UT1 Capitole, Manufacture des Tabacs, Salle des thèses
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Monday 7 January 2019, 10h30 – 12h00
Digital Living Lab : an Australian smart city initiative
Nicolas VERSTAEVEL – Université de Wollongong (Australie)Johan BARTHÉLEMY – Université de Wollongong (Australie) UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
Friday 9 June 2017, 15h00 – 16h00
Smart City from the bottom-up — Wollongong’s Digital Living Lab
Pascal PÉREZ – Université de Wollongong (Australie) UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 11h00 – 12h00
La révolution scientifique du complexe, la pensée du complexe et ses rapports avec la dialectique
Janine GUESPIN-MICHEL – Professeur émérite de microbiologie (France) Maison de la Recherche, Salle D29
Tuesday 14 March 2017, 10h00 – 12h00
Les sciences du complexe : survol historique, les systèmes dynamiques non linéaires, un renouveau de la pensée scientifique
Janine GUESPIN-MICHEL – Professeur émérite de microbiologie (France) UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
Wednesday 17 December 2014, 10h00
Quelles mathématiques pour l’étude des automates cellulaires ? Quels apports pour les systèmes multi-agents ?
Nazim FATES – INRIA (France) UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Salle des Thèses
Friday 9 December 2016, 14h00
Influence sociale et morphogénèse des réseaux sociaux : approche par la simulation multi-agents
Fréderic AMBLARD – Team SMAC – IRIT Manufacture des Tabacs, salle ME001
Friday 18 November 2016, 9h30
Toward complex models of complex systems – One step further in the art of Agent-Based Modelling
Benoit GAUDOU – Team SMAC – IRIT Arsenal, Salle des Thèses
Wednesday 10 June 2020 – Friday 12 June 2020
REPOUSSÉS À JUIN 2021 | GAMA Days 2020
Wednesday 6 July 2016
neOCampus : démonstrateur de campus connecté, innovant, intelligent, durable
UT3 Paul Sabatier, Bâtiment U4, Amphi Concorde
Wednesday 9 July 2014
Journée scientifique neOCampus – neOCampus – neOCampus
UT3 Paul Sabatier, Bâtiment U4, Amphi Concorde