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

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

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    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
    Country/TerritoryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period22/08/0524/08/05

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