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
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period20/06/201822/06/2018
SeriesSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume97
ISSN2190-3018

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Multi agent systems
Hardware
Quality of service
Decision making
Control systems

Keywords

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

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Brehm, R., Redder, M., Flaegel, G., Menz, J., & Bruce-Boye, C. (2018). A framework for a dynamic inter-connection of collaborating agents with multi-layered application abstraction based on a software-bus system. In I. Czarnowski, R. J. Howlett, L. C. Jain, & L. Vlacic (Eds.), Intelligent Decision Technologies 2018: Proceedings of the 10th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT 2018) (pp. 150-157). Springer. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol.. 97 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92028-3_15
Brehm, Robert ; Redder, Mareike ; Flaegel, Gordon ; Menz, Jendrik ; Bruce-Boye, Cecil. / A framework for a dynamic inter-connection of collaborating agents with multi-layered application abstraction based on a software-bus system. Intelligent Decision Technologies 2018: Proceedings of the 10th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT 2018). editor / Ireneusz Czarnowski ; Robert J. Howlett ; Lakhmi C. Jain ; Ljubo Vlacic. Springer, 2018. pp. 150-157 (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 97).
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Brehm, R, Redder, M, Flaegel, G, Menz, J & Bruce-Boye, C 2018, A framework for a dynamic inter-connection of collaborating agents with multi-layered application abstraction based on a software-bus system. in I Czarnowski, R J. Howlett, L C. Jain & L Vlacic (eds), Intelligent Decision Technologies 2018: Proceedings of the 10th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT 2018). Springer, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol. 97, pp. 150-157, 10th International KES Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies, KES-IDT 2018, Gold Coast, Australia, 20/06/2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92028-3_15

A framework for a dynamic inter-connection of collaborating agents with multi-layered application abstraction based on a software-bus system. / Brehm, Robert; Redder, Mareike; Flaegel, Gordon; Menz, Jendrik; Bruce-Boye, Cecil.

Intelligent Decision Technologies 2018: Proceedings of the 10th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT 2018). ed. / Ireneusz Czarnowski; Robert J. Howlett; Lakhmi C. Jain; Ljubo Vlacic. Springer, 2018. p. 150-157 (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 97).

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Brehm R, Redder M, Flaegel G, Menz J, Bruce-Boye C. A framework for a dynamic inter-connection of collaborating agents with multi-layered application abstraction based on a software-bus system. In Czarnowski I, J. Howlett R, C. Jain L, Vlacic L, editors, Intelligent Decision Technologies 2018: Proceedings of the 10th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT 2018). Springer. 2018. p. 150-157. (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 97). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92028-3_15