Information access and control operations in multi-agent system based process automation

Ilkka Seilonen, Teppo Pirttioja, Antti Pakonen, Pekka Appelqvist, Aarne Halme, Kari Koskinen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

An approach to combine information access and control operations in a process automation system extended with multi-agent system technology is presented in this paper. According to this approach a multi-agent system supervises an ordinary process automation system by performing higher-level information access and control operations. The information access operations are aimed for actively combining information from different sources depending on the monitoring tasks of the users. The control operations of the multi-agent system are supervisory control tasks performed either in sequential or iterative fashion. The expected benefit of the multi-agent system is enhanced adaptability of the automation system and increased situation awareness of its users. The architecture of the multi-agent system is based on the BDI agent model and utilization of so-called ontologies. An approach for engineering applications for this kind of a multi-agent system is also discussed. The approach is demonstrated with results from experiments performed with industrial test data and a laboratory test process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHolonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing, HoloMAS 2005
PublisherSpringer
Pages144-153
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-31831-6
ISBN (Print)3-540-28237-8, 978-3-540-28237-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems, HoloMAS 2005 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 22 Aug 200524 Aug 2005

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume3593
ISSN0302-9743

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems, HoloMAS 2005
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period22/08/0524/08/05

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Information access and control operations in multi-agent system based process automation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Seilonen, I., Pirttioja, T., Pakonen, A., Appelqvist, P., Halme, A., & Koskinen, K. (2005). Information access and control operations in multi-agent system based process automation. In Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing, HoloMAS 2005 (pp. 144-153). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 3593 https://doi.org/10.1007/11537847_13