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Tackling challenges in infrastructure operation and control: cross-sectoral learning for process and infrastructure engineers

Zofia Lukszo, Margot P.C. Weijnen, Rudy R. Negenborn, Bart De Schutter
2009 International Journal of Critical Infrastructures  
This paper explores the applicability of the techniques often used by the PSE community, i.e. multilevel optimization and multi-agent model predictive control in infrastructure system operation, and stresses  ...  The need for improving the operation and control of infrastructure systems has created a demand for optimization and control methods applicable in the area of complex networked systems operated by a multitude  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported by the BSIK research programme "Next Generation Infrastructures" sponsored by the Dutch government, the VIDI project "Multi-Agent Control of Large-Scale Hybrid  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijcis.2009.029111 fatcat:2deebondujfpjdggnvqppc3l4i

Integrating objective & subjective coordination in multi-agent systems

Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Giovanni Rimassa
2004 Proceedings of the 2004 ACM symposium on Applied computing - SAC '04  
Subjective and Objective coordination can be integrated and exploited fruitfully in the same context.  ...  In this paper we investigate such integration in the context of FIPA agents, aiming at exploiting the coordination services provided by TuCSoN coordination infrastructure.  ...  for conceiving such integration in the case of FIPA agent model (as subjective approach) and TuCSoN coordination model/infrastructure (as objective approach).  ... 
doi:10.1145/967900.967995 dblp:conf/sac/OmiciniRVR04 fatcat:esyszowuhvch7awddonh5xllrq

The agent environment in multi-agent systems: A middleware perspective

Danny Weyns, Alexander Helleboogh, Tom Holvoet, Michael Schumacher, Danny Weyns, Andrea Omicini
2009 Multiagent and Grid Systems  
Similarly, the agent environment in multi-agent systems is traditionally considered as reusable communication or coordination infrastructure.  ...  services (security, persistency, etc.) are only minimally considered in multi-agent systems, (3) domain-specific middleware for multi-agent systems such as communication services and support for stigmergic  ...  We thank Alessandro Ricci and Mirko Viroli for the inspiring discussions on the subject of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.3233/mgs-2009-0121 fatcat:zmj2fhauzrhg5dfwarqan5ttya

Introduction to the special issue on challenges in agent-oriented software engineering

Danny Weyns, Jörg P. Müller
2015 Knowledge engineering review (Print)  
Finally, we thank KER for hosting the special issue and, in particular, the editors-inchief for their support throughout the process of preparing it.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank all the authors for submitting their work to the special issue. We are grateful to the reviewers for their excellent work.  ...  systems, software engineering for self-organizing systems, and coordination infrastructures for decentralized systems.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0269888915000041 fatcat:ks3ik5q5wbgehporxp3bf4d2bq

The Governing Environment [chapter]

Michael Schumacher, Sascha Ossowski
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
For that, two complementary viewpoints can be distinguished: subjective coordination manages intra-agent aspects while objective coordination essentially deals with inter-agent aspects.  ...  As in usual agent software platforms, this can be done by offering implicit support for objective coordination, by establishing the conditions necessary for running agent programs and maintaining agent  ...  Acknowledgments This paper reports on work that has been partially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) under grant TIC2003-08763-C02-02.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11678809_6 fatcat:d5wsyofn75epfprzmymdzif6vy

Agents and Coordination Artifacts for Feature Engineering [chapter]

Alessandro Ricci
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) are considered a suitable paradigm for engineering complex systems.  ...  Interaction is a primary source of this complexity and coordination plays a key role for its management, providing the means for modelling and shaping the agent interaction space so as to engineer the  ...  Agents and Coordination for Complex System Engineering Agent and Multi-Agent System (MAS) paradigms are considered the right level of abstraction for modelling and engineering complex systems, characterised  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-25930-5_13 fatcat:ollbhhgu4fesxk23oqbx4jmw3u

Environment-Based Coordination Through Coordination Artifacts [chapter]

Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this work we describe this framework, by defining a model for the coordination artifact abstraction, and discussing the infrastructures and technologies currently available for engineering MAS application  ...  Here, infrastructures play a key role by providing services for artifact use and management.  ...  The distinction between subjective and objective approaches has been recognised as fundamental to characterise the role of the environment in the engineering of social aspects in multi-agent systems [  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-32259-7_10 fatcat:5iyq4p5sabg7bffu3pjajqhbjm

Towards Modelling Data Infrastructures in the Asset Management Domain

Paul Brous, Paulien Herder, Marijn Janssen
2015 Procedia Computer Science  
Several predefined components containing the behavior of agents through various coordination mechanisms have been developed.  ...  The autonomous characteristics of agent-based systems and process orientation of discrete-event simulation are combined in our conceptual model.  ...  Acknowledgements We acknowledge and thank the people of the Rijkswaterstaat who gave of their time and expertise during the case study research. This research is funded by Rijkswaterstaat.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.09.215 fatcat:jkge652pabdyra32hyjcirynq4

Experience with Task/Allocation Coordination Primitive for Building SurvivableMulti-AgentSystems

Sarah Siracuse, Ray Tomlinson, Todd Wright, John Zinky
2007 2007 International Conference on Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems  
Other coordination primitives were used to monitor and control the agent infrastructure itself.  ...  A key goal in building survivable agent frameworks is to create application-level coordination primitives that fit naturally within the application's domain and are capable of being made robust and efficient  ...  Cougaar supports other coordination primitives, specifically "Relays", which were used to monitor and control the agent infrastructure itself [12] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/kimas.2007.369782 fatcat:edr2j6qjbnf7ri6elsov2ntudm

Multi-paradigm Coordination for MAS: Integrating Heterogeneous Coordination Approaches in MAS Technologies

Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini
2016 Workshop From Objects to Agents  
Open distributed multi-agent systems featuring autonomous components demand coordination mechanisms for both functional and non-functional properties.  ...  Along this line, in this paper we share our pragmatical experience in the integration of objective and subjective, synchronous and asynchronous, reactive and proactive coordination approaches within two  ...  Objective Coordination in TuCSoN TuCSoN [16] is a Java-based, (logic) tuple-based coordination model and infrastructure for open, distributed MAS.  ... 
dblp:conf/woa/MarianiO16 fatcat:r5mrtyo4irf3hncl4gsiga4kt4

ACTIVE

G. Emami, X. Zhang, J. Cheng, D. Cornwell, M. Feldhousen, C. Long, V. Malhotra, I. Starnes, L. Kerschberg, A. Brodsky
2006 Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '06  
This paper describes the specification, design and development of ACTIVE, a testbed for the testing and simulation of large-scale agent-based systems.  ...  ACTIVE is being developed as part of DARPA's Coordinators program.  ...  GMASS (GITI Multi Agent System Simulator) provides the simulation engine for testing coordination and negotiation among teams of Coordinators agents.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1160633.1160936 dblp:conf/atal/EmamiCCFLMSKBZ06 fatcat:s6cyncce4jd37plcilo67hiunu

Enabling the European Patient Summary through Triplespaces

Reto Krummenacher, Elena Simperl, Lyndon J.B. Nixon, Dario Cerizza, Emanuele Della Valle
2007 Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on  
In this paper we present triplespace computing, a coordination middleware for the Semantic Web and demonstrate its relevance to the realization of the European patient summary infrastructure. 1  ...  From a technical point of view this objective requires middleware technology which is able to cope with the stringent interoperability, multi-lingualism, security and privacy requirements arising in eHealth  ...  object with the same predicate and subject.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cbms.2007.45 dblp:conf/cbms/KrummenacherSNCV07 fatcat:5lybf3kzjbhnnmdyaut5yr4ypm

Cougaar: A Robust Configurable Multi Agent Platform

A. Helsinger, T. Wright
2005 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
Aerospace operations face unreliable, slow networks, dynamic conditions, and expensive launches. Therefore, researchers are investigating autonomous agent architectures for space system control.  ...  However, agent systems to date lack proven reliability, scalability, and costeffectiveness.  ...  These ideas and results represent contributions by the many participants in the DARPA ALP and UltraLog programs, and in no way represent the opinions of DARPA.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero.2005.1559614 fatcat:whyl7ksfmfdqriv4q4yz6jx5b4

Intelligence in Transportation Infrastructures via Model-Based Predictive Control [chapter]

R. R. Negenborn, H. Hellendoorn
2009 Intelligent Infrastructures  
We hereby especially focus on the conceptual ideas of model predictive control, both in centralized, single-agent control structures, and in distributed, multi-agent control structures.  ...  The need for more intelligence in infrastructures is then illustrated for three types of infrastructures: power, road, and water infrastructures.  ...  Acknowledgements This research is supported by the BSIK project "Next Generation Infrastructures (NGI)" and the Delft Research Center Next Generation Infrastructures.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-90-481-3598-1_1 fatcat:3iqliaembfa2njjffmkjdmxqxi

Situated normative infrastructures: the normative object approach

F. Y. Okuyama, R. H. Bordini, A. C. da Rocha Costa
2011 Journal of Logic and Computation  
agents; and 3) illustrates the ways in which a situated normative infrastructure may define alternative normative systems for a given normative multi-agent system.  ...  The paper: 1) clarifies the concepts of normative object, normative space, and situated normative infrastructure; 2) explains the implications of such concepts for the normative reasoning of autonomous  ...  The authors thank CAPES and CNPq for the financial support. Part of the work was done while Rafael H. Bordini was at the University of Durham, UK.  ... 
doi:10.1093/logcom/exr029 fatcat:bukcy5tywzc5nebxcmnlawuu4e
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