An agent-based framework for designing multi-controller systems

Albert van Breemen, Theos J.A. de Vries

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    Abstract

    In this article an agent-based framework is presented for designing and implementing multicontroller systems. These systems are getting a lot of attention within the field of control engineering, as some researchers have argued that they are suitable for solving complex control problems in a practical manner (Johansen and Murray-Smith, 1997). A practical and structured framework for designing and implementing these architectures is still lacking. The agent-based framework presented in this article provides such a framework and can be used to design and implement hierarchical structured multi-controller systems that consist of a set of heterogeneous control algorithms that are combined by heterogeneous techniques. Furthermore, the architecture is open such that controllers can be easily added, removed or changed. Finally, a case study is given to illustrate the framework.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPAAM 2000
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the Fifth International Conference on the Practical Application of Intelligent Agent and Multi Agent Technology 10th-12th April, 2000, Manchester, UK
    EditorsJeffrey Bradshaw, Geoff Arnold
    Place of PublicationBlackpool, England
    PublisherPractical Application Company
    Pages219-235
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)9781902426075
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2000
    Event5th International Conference on the Practical Application of Intelligent Agent and Multi-Agent Technology, PAAM 2000 - Manchester, United Kingdom
    Duration: 10 Apr 200012 Apr 2000
    Conference number: 5

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference on the Practical Application of Intelligent Agent and Multi-Agent Technology, PAAM 2000
    Abbreviated titlePAAM
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityManchester
    Period10/04/0012/04/00

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