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From Algorithms to (Sub-)Symbolic Inferences in Multi-Agent Systems

Boldur E. Bărbat, Sorin C. Negulescu
2006 International Journal of Computers Communications & Control  
Extending metaphorically the Moisilean idea of "nuanced-reasoning logic" and adapting it to the e-world age of Information Technology (IT), the paper aims at showing that new logics, already useful in  ...  modern software engineering, become necessary mainly for Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), despite obvious adversities.  ...  That From Algorithms to (Sub-)Symbolic Inferences in Multi-Agent Systems 9 means: parallelism, temporal dimension, non-determinism, reactivity.  ... 
doi:10.15837/ijccc.2006.3.2290 fatcat:jcsqbfkkojburlghjwviowjteu

Artificial Intelligence + Distributed Systems = Agents

Ioan Dzitac, Boldur E. Bărbat
2009 International Journal of Computers Communications & Control  
merge conventional agent design with approaches employed in advanced distributed systems (where parallelism is intrinsic to the problem, not just a mean to speed up).  ...  Among the conclusions: a) Nondeterministic software is unavoidable; its development entails not just new design principles but new computing paradigms. b) Agent-oriented systems, to be effectual, should  ...  This work was partially supported by the Ministry of Education and Research through contract No. 12 -092/2007.  ... 
doi:10.15837/ijccc.2009.1.2410 fatcat:f75nvipq2ja6bddgjk5swcqs2a

Approach to design of distributed multi-agent system for processing sound information of the environment

U. A. Vishniakou, B. H. Shaya
2019 Sistemnyj Analiz i Prikladnaâ Informatika  
MASSI can handle noise levels in the urban space and to help in the study of noise pollution in many areas.  ...  in the use of multi-agent intelligent technologies for information processing are presented.  ...  In fact, the amplitude and effect of sound waves vary considerably across the continuous spatio-temporal dimensions.  ... 
doi:10.21122/2309-4923-2019-3-47-53 fatcat:lhna7ryntngxzmyttdzzggqp64

Agents and MAS in STaMs [chapter]

Jim Doran
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We propose an abstract mathematical model of space and time within which to study agents, multi-agent systems and their environments.  ...  The model is unusual in three ways: an attempt is made to reduce the structure and behaviour of agents and their environment to the properties of the "matter" of which they are composed, a "block time"  ...  We have taken the investigation forward in a little detail, shown that it is possible to study agents and multi-agent systems in this way, and shown that STaM agents correspond to Boolean and multi-state  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45634-1_9 fatcat:6ddhkyjt75hwta7br6x536woki

Distributed AI for Ambient Intelligence: Issues and Approaches [chapter]

Theodore Patkos, Antonis Bikakis, Grigoris Antoniou, Maria Papadopouli, Dimitris Plexousakis
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper identifies shortcomings of state-of-the-art techniques in handling the complexity of the Ambient Intelligence vision, motivated by the experience gained during the development and usage of a  ...  to handle the challenges that these open, dynamic environments introduce.  ...  In fact, even actions, goals and sensor observations have a temporal dimension, whose duration may only be partially known in advance.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-76652-0_10 fatcat:v7sdud2uifdopgeid4hbrupkcy

DOMINO: Trivalent Logic Semantics in Bivalent Syntax Clothes

Boldur E. Bărbat
2007 International Journal of Computers Communications & Control  
Its description here is self-contained but, since a validation is underway within a much broader undertaking involving agent-oriented software, to impair redundancy, several aspects explained in very recent  ...  As for most novel approaches, expectations are high, involving a less algorithmic, less probabilistic, less difficult to understand method to treat undecidability in dynamic and uncertain environments,  ...  Except trivial applications, the system exposed to decision-making is "man-machine system [...], highly complex (multi-distributed -mainly in space, but also in time and organization), under real-time  ... 
doi:10.15837/ijccc.2007.3.2362 fatcat:w4l6xjkdandjdp4iw7djesffmu

Extending BDI Multi-Agent Systems with Situation Management

J. Buford, G. Jakobson, L. Lewis
2006 2006 9th International Conference on Information Fusion  
These alternatives range from complete SM functionality in each agent to having shared SM functionality among multiple agents.  ...  This has several advantages for multi-agent systems using BDI agents.  ...  During this process an agent considers temporal, causal and other relations between the events to recognize a high-level operational situation which describes the state of the world at a specific time.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icif.2006.301781 dblp:conf/fusion/BufordJL06 fatcat:d34m36hy4vbhpdlan32detjqw4

Intelligent agent based framework to augment warehouse management systems for dynamic demand environments

Tania Binos, Vince Bruno, Arthur Adamopoulos
2021 Australasian Journal of Information Systems  
This paper presents the design and development stage of a design science methodology of an intelligent agent framework for basic warehouse management systems.  ...  The golden rule of material handling is smooth product flow, but there are day-to-day operational issues that occur in the warehouse that can impact this and order fulfilment, resulting in disruptions.  ...  Agents have goals and goals can persist. Agents continue to execute plans until the goal is fulfilled so an exception does not need to be handled manually all the time.  ... 
doi:10.3127/ajis.v25i0.2845 fatcat:6uyr4vodgzbgzljoa6ndtlp2zq

The UMASS intelligent home project

Victor Lesser, Michael Atighetchi, Brett Benyo, Bryan Horling, Anita Raja, Régis Vincent, Thomas Wagner, Ping Xuan, Shelley XQ. Zhang
1999 Proceedings of the third annual conference on Autonomous Agents - AGENTS '99  
In the UMASS Intelligent Home project we have designed and implemented a set of distributed autonomous home control agents and deployed them in a simulated home environment.  ...  The functional and spatial distribution of tasks naturally lends itself to a multi-agent model and the existence of shared resources creates interactions over which the agents must coordinate.  ...  Introduction The intelligent home project (IHome) at the UMASS multi-agent systems lab is an exploration in the application of multi-agent systems technology to the problem of managing an intelligent environment  ... 
doi:10.1145/301136.301213 dblp:conf/agents/LesserABHRVWXZ99 fatcat:zyvjtns33rbefpal4xmb7y4ypa

COMPUTATIONAL LOGICS AND AGENTS: A ROAD MAP OF CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

Michael Fisher, Rafael H. Bordini, Benjamin Hirsch, Paolo Torroni
2007 Computational intelligence  
We present a roadmap of research into the use of computational logic in agent-based systems and survey much of the recent work in these areas.  ...  Hence there has been a strong research effort directed at using formal logic as the basis for agent descriptions and agent implementation.  ...  Schild tackles this by collapsing the two dimensions of time and modalities onto a one dimensional structure.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-8640.2007.00295.x fatcat:c76gbfuuwngjpk7ebs2jkpfxfi

Agent-Based Systems for Manufacturing

L. Monostori, J. Váncza, S.R.T. Kumara
2006 CIRP annals  
In the paper software agents and multi-agent systems are introduced and through a comprehensive survey, their potential manufacturing applications are outlined.  ...  The emerging paradigm of agent-based computation has revolutionized the building of intelligent and decentralized systems.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors wish to thank all the contributors for having sent material and/or helped to improve earlier versions of the paper: L.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cirp.2006.10.004 fatcat:l6vwhxy7yfcexgjzm3xapqhniq

Investigating Interactions between Agent Conversations and Agent Control Components [chapter]

Thomas Wagner, Brett Benyo, Victor Lesser, Ping Xuan
2000 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Introduction Based on a long history of work in agents and agent control components for building distributed AI and multi-agent systems, we are attempting to frame and address a set of intellectual questions  ...  As discussed in Section 5, intra-level and inter-level interaction in conjunction with interactions between conversations and agent control components pushes harder on the issue of interaction.  ...  FSMs may throw and catch exceptions. This allows FSMs to handle timeout conditions and other events that drastically change the execution flow through the FSM, and to do so in a succinct fashion.  ... 
doi:10.1007/10722777_21 fatcat:zkaqeyezm5c5zkoq4l56ix4eca

Special Issue "Multi-Agent Systems": Editorial

Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini
2020 Applied Sciences  
Multi-agent systems (MAS) are built around the central notions of agents, interaction, and environment.  ...  The reason behind such a widespread and diverse adoption lies in MAS great expressive power in modeling and actually supporting operational execution of a variety of systems demanding decentralized computations  ...  devoted to the handling of papers, from submission to publication, through the peer review process.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10155329 fatcat:366uzqhh3raq5fdoaodw35olim

Coordination Mechanisms in Multi-Actor Systems [chapter]

Henk W.M. Gazendam
2006 Planning in Intelligent Systems  
But a hierarchy of direct representations in the form of a multiresolutional hierarchy of state spaces is not sufficient for a multi-actor system.  ...  Multi-actor systems have to do with issues of communication, cooperation and coordination.  ...  Multi-actor theory and levels of resolution Multi-actor theories cover a multitude of levels of resolution, varying from cooperating computer agents, via simulation models of multi-actor organizations,  ... 
doi:10.1002/0471781266.ch5 fatcat:evwjubrq7rhhfb6gjjhv5aouai

Abstraction Level Regulation of Cognitive Processing Through Emotion-Based Attention Mechanisms [chapter]

Luís Morgado, Graça Gaspar
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In domains where time and resources are limited, the ability to balance resource consumption according to the problem characteristics and to the required solution quality is a crucial aspect of intelligent  ...  Experimental results are presented to illustrate the proposed approach and to evaluate its effectiveness in a scenario where reasoning under time-limited conditions in a dynamic environment is required  ...  Abstraction Level Regulation Abstraction plays a key role to handle computational complexity in the design of AI systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-77343-6_4 fatcat:jzekgtptazexpntkku433mvfoa
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