A framework for a dynamic inter-connection of collaborating agents with multi-layered application abstraction based on a software-bus system

Robert Brehm*, Mareike Redder, Gordon Flaegel, Jendrik Menz, Cecil Bruce-Boye

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Abstract

With the currently ongoing and necessary process to define standards for multi-agent systems, their potential for adaptation to specific underlying system requirements becomes increasingly challenging. Especially in those applications, where multi-agent systems are coupled to hard- and software systems, which have specific operational characteristics, such as specific response times or quality-of-service requirements. As a result, it is proposed to separate the high-level decision making based on standardized multi-agent systems and the low-level system control into two layers. In this paper, based on a publisher/subscriber software-bus system, we propose a framework which allows dynamic allocation and linking of agents to underlying low-level hardware control. The concept of the framework and its architecture is introduced and an application example is outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Decision Technologies 2018 : Proceedings of the 10th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT 2018)
EditorsIreneusz Czarnowski, Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain, Ljubo Vlacic
PublisherSpringer
Publication date1. Aug 2018
Pages150-157
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-92027-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-92028-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Aug 2018
Event10th International KES Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies, KES-IDT 2018 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 20. Jun 201822. Jun 2018

Conference

Conference10th International KES Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies, KES-IDT 2018
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period20/06/201822/06/2018
SeriesSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume97
ISSN2190-3018

Keywords

  • Middleware architecture
  • Multi-agent system framework
  • OPC-SA

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