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A Semiotic Multi-Agent System for Intelligent Building Control

Darren Booy, Kecheng Liu, Bing Qiao, Chris Guy
2008 Proceedings of the First International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems  
In this paper, we describe an organisational semiotic approach to designing intelligent agents and a proof of concept in MASBO (Multi-Agent System for Building cOntrol); a multi-agent system designed to  ...  Intelligent agents have often been used within intelligent buildings for autonomous actuation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) within intelligent buildings.  ...  Further research following [2] is the iDorm project [4] , where an intelligent dormitory is developed as a test bed for a multiuse ubiquitous computing environment.  ... 
doi:10.4108/icst.ambisys2008.2881 dblp:conf/ambisys/BooyLQG08 fatcat:t3vdniswbncm7h3hv2zgx6ybvi

A framework for meta-level control in multi-agent systems

Anita Raja, Victor Lesser
2007 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
This is the meta-level control problem for agents operating in resource-bounded multi-agent environments.  ...  We show that meta-level control with bounded computational overhead allows complex agents to solve problems more efficiently than current approaches in dynamic open multi-agent environments.  ...  Claudia Goldman for their detailed comments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-006-9008-z fatcat:lfukqobaqzcephqkxvwzndf3l4

MASL: a Language for Multi-Agent System [chapter]

Michel Dubois, Yann Le, Dominique Duhaut
2009 Multiagent Systems  
Robotic soccer has been considered in the last years as an interesting test-bed for research in multi-agent and multi-robot cooperation.  ...  In this chapter, we regard MRS as a particular form of Multi-Agent System (MAS).  ...  Edited by Salman Ahmed and Mohd Noh Multi agent systems involve a team of agents working together socially to accomplish a task. An agent can be social in many ways.  ... 
doi:10.5772/6604 fatcat:zzsrgk6z7fdfri7m6pkeqa26na

A Norm-Governed Holonic Multi-agent System Metamodel [chapter]

Patrizia Ribino, Carmelo Lodato, Salvatore Lopes, Valeria Seidita, Vincent Hilaire, Massimo Cossentino
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents an extension of the ASPECS metamodel for supporting organizational and normative principles and it allows to define models not only from holonic agent viewpoint but also from a normative  ...  Modeling and designing systems that require a high level of coordination, control and automation is a very difficult task.  ...  The authors also would like to thank Mattia Argentino for his contribution to development phase.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39866-7_2 fatcat:tgfn5jizqvhy5kx6hwmwnceddi

Simulating the generic job shop as a multi-agent system

R. Zhou, H.P. Lee, A.Y.C. Nee
2008 International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications  
A model combining Discrete Event System (DES) and Multi-Agent System (MAS) is proposed to simulate a real-time job shop so that it can work as a test bed to systematically study the performance of control  ...  A definition of a generic job shop is given considering dynamic events, shop floor layout and the Material Handling System (MHS).  ...  The test bed is implemented as a Multi-Agent System (MAS) because it is difficult to be represented mathematically with distributed entities and events which may even occur simultaneously.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijista.2008.016357 fatcat:w67a2bsd65aixoxud33j55pxe4

A Survey of Multi-Agent Trust Management Systems

Han Yu, Zhiqi Shen, Cyril Leung, Chunyan Miao, Victor R. Lesser
2013 IEEE Access  
In open and dynamic multi-agent systems (MASs), agents often need to rely on resources or services provided by other agents in order to accomplish their goals.  ...  However, there is a lack of research effort in several key areas which are critical to the success of trust management in MASs where human beings and agents co-exist.  ...  in the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS).  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2013.2259892 fatcat:x7aegwqwwndftgvdu5eqpwrgfm

The Power of Communication in a Distributed Multi-Agent System [article]

Philipp Dominic Siedler
2021 arXiv   pre-print
However, Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning(MARL) can surpass SA systems generally and when scaling.  ...  Single-Agent (SA) Reinforcement Learning systems have shown outstanding re-sults on non-stationary problems.  ...  We also want to thank the reviewing committee for their efforts and critic, which was very helpful to push the work one step further.  ... 
arXiv:2111.15611v3 fatcat:a7lnecwzfrg2nif5cdpvi3p6be

A Review on Computational Trust Models for Multi-agent Systems

Gehao Lu, Joan Lu, Shaowen Yao, Jim Yip
2009 The Open Information Science Journal  
Trust plays important roles on effective interaction and cooperation for multi-agent systems(MAS).  ...  This study aims at finding out the current situation and future trends of computational trustfor multi-agent systems.  ...  The test-bed is to mimic a general market where agents carry on business automatically standing for human beings.  ... 
doi:10.2174/1874947x00902020018 fatcat:w5ndyovf7fdcji5fnfhfym64su

A Multi Agent System Approach for Self Resource Regulation in IP Networks [chapter]

Gérard Nguengang, Louis Hugues, Dominique Gaiti
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we propose a decentralized approach for the monitoring and management of the network backbone shared resource by the mean of distributed autonomous agents.  ...  As Internet is becoming the global infrastructure for all media communications, ensuring the reliability and the quality of network services is far from being a secondary task.  ...  Experimental setup A test-bed has been carried out to test our concepts and evaluate the relevance of our approach.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11880905_6 fatcat:m2zpfrxjpfctrfbcpcgqoadsci

Tendencies in Multi-Agent Systems: A Systematic Literature Review

Mariana Falco, Gabriela Robiolo
2020 CLEI Electronic Journal  
Multi-agent systems (MAS) are one paradigm that allows an alternative way to design distributed control systems.  ...  An extension of the results of a SLR related to Multi-Agent Systems, its applications and research gaps, following Kitchenham and Wholin guidelines are presented in this paper.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by a research grant from Universidad Austral.  ... 
doi:10.19153/cleiej.23.1.1 fatcat:3nje6j5he5bhhfnpnn3jgkoaqe

A Multi-agent System for Electronic Commerce Including Adaptive Strategic Behaviours [chapter]

Henrique Lopes Cardoso, Max Schaefer, Eugénio Oliveira
1999 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We present in this paper a test-bed for agents in an electronic marketplace, through which we simulated different scenarios allowing us to evaluate different agents' negotiation behaviours.  ...  The system follows a multi-party and multi-issue negotiation approach.  ...  SMACE has been used as a test-bed for different negotiation paradigms, both user-controlled and self-adaptive.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-48159-1_18 fatcat:sykdf3d5n5gd7huftk47ie6vba

A Distributed Multi-Agent Framework for Resilience Enhancement in Cyber-Physical Systems

F. Januario, A. Cardoso, P. Gil
2019 IEEE Access  
INDEX TERMS Resilience, context awareness, distributed system, multi-agents, performance.  ...  In this paper, the problem of resilience enhancement in CPSs is addressed based on a hierarchical multi-agent framework that is implemented over a distributed middleware, in which each agent carries out  ...  TEST-BED DESCRIPTION The test-bed (Fig. 3) consists of a three-tank system, eight Crossbow TelosB wireless nodes, one single board computer, an IPv6 network and three desktop computers.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2903629 fatcat:nzj2rjglfzffzlpwsa6ykc7mqi

Agent-based decentralised coordination for sensor networks using the max-sum algorithm

A. Farinelli, A. Rogers, N. R. Jennings
2013 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
system-wide performance, detecting up to 50% of the events that a randomly coordinated network fails to detect.  ...  This performance is close to that achieved by a benchmark centralised algorithm (simulated annealing) and to a continuously powered network (which is an unreachable upper bound for any coordination approach  ...  The idea of factoring agent interactions that we exploit in our work has previously been used for action selection in multi-agent systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-013-9225-1 fatcat:tqqmbvkidfe2fdahfnd753mqjq

A study of computational and human strategies in revelation games

Noam Peled, Ya'akov Gal, Sarit Kraus
2014 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
It was empirically shown to outperform people in empirical evaluations as well as agents playing equilibrium strategies. It was also more likely to reach agreement than people or equilibrium agents.  ...  This paper presents an agent-design that is able to negotiate proficiently with people in a revelation game with different dependencies that hold between players.  ...  IMPLEMENTATION: COLORED TRAILS We based our empirical work on a test-bed called Colored Trails [5] , which we adapted to model revelation games with 2 rounds, the minimal number that allows an offer to  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-014-9253-5 fatcat:xwmklpfepndqxpvkpev4sgpmvu

A Multi-Agent System for Outliers Accommodation in Wireless Sensor Networks

Paulo Gil, Amâncio Santos, Luís Palma, Alberto Cardoso
2014 International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering  
The proposed approach relies on univariate statistics within an hierarchical multi-agent framework.  ...  Results from experiments on a real monitoring scenario, at a major oil refinery plant, show the relevance of the proposed approach.  ...  Multi-Agents Systems Agents and Multi-Agents An intelligent agent, or agent for short, can be defined as a computing entity embedded in a given environment, comprising a certain degree of autonomy and  ... 
doi:10.17706/ijcee.2014.v6.864 fatcat:gbuxc3yvvndsxo4kumsoxyrlme
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