Currently available agent-systems and agent-enabled applications are of a rather basic and ad hoc nature. However, more complex and elaborated systems are in the making.
In this chapter, eight application areas of the
agent-technology have been identified. From those areas, Information
Access and Management,
Collaboration  and Electronic Commerce are the ones that are most intensely studied at this moment (note that this is research that is not only into agents and agent-enabled applications, but into many other subjects as well).
| For more information about research being done into Collaboration (through the Internet), see this page on WWW Collaboration Projects.|
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