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An intelligent agent approach to adaptive project management

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2 Author(s)
Ourdev, I. ; Hole School of Construction, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 5-080 Markin/CNRL Natural Resources Engineering Facility, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2W2, Canada ; AbouRizk, S.

This paper presents the initial steps to integrating a distributed discrete event simulation system with a framework for intelligent software agents. The resulting system has a simulation component that is based on the high-level architecture (HLA) and an agent component that implements the belief-desireintention (BOI) approach to agent modelling. The architecture is connected to a real-time information source. The framework was successfully applied to a real-life monitoring system for a tunnel-boring machine excavation project that helped with forecasting and managing the project timelines in response to the changes in the uncertain excavation environment. This project is presented as a test case and demonstrates encouraging results for integrative modelling of large-scale problems with elements of uncertainty.

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Tsinghua Science and Technology  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: S1 )