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Latin America Transactions, IEEE (Revista IEEE America Latina)

Issue 6 • Date Oct. 2008

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  • IV International Workshop on Practical Applications of Agents and Multiagent Systems, IWPAAMS 2007

    Page(s): 493
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  • Multiagent System For Management And Monitoring Of Surveillance Routes

    Page(s): 494 - 499
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    This paper presents a multiagent system to manage and monitor the surveillance routes of the security personnel in the construction sector. Several concepts, derived from the Artificial Intelligence, have been taken into account for the system design, obtaining context information in order to automatically monitor the surveillance routes in execution time. The system is composed of intelligent agents with reasoning and planning capabilities, as well as of a set of technologies allowing users to interact with the system and the environment in a natural, unobstructive and easy way. View full abstract»

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  • The Role Of The Lamarck Hypothesis In The Grammatical Evolution Guided By Reinforcement

    Page(s): 500 - 504
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    Grammatical evolution is an evolutionary algorithm able to develop programs in any language, defined by a grammar. The evolutionary process may be improved if we let the individuals learn during their lifetime. with this aim, the grammatical evolution guided by reinforcement, an algorithm which merges evolution and learning, was created. Grammatical evolution guided by reinforcement uses a Lamarckian mechanism for replacing the original genotypes when a successful learning has occurred. This paper explores the role of the Lamarckian hypothesis. At the same time, grammatical evolution guided by reinforcement is tested in a new domain: autonomous navigation in a Kephera robot simulation. View full abstract»

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  • Multiagent System For Predicting The Co2 Exchange In The North Atlantic Ocean

    Page(s): 505 - 510
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    This paper presents a multiagent system developed to predict the behaviour of the Atlantic Ocean in relation to the sinks/sources of CO2. The heart of the multiagent system is an intelligent agent capable of automatically making predictions about the flux of CO2 in the North Atlantic ocean. The multiagent system has been tested in simulation conditions and this work presents the preliminary obtained results. View full abstract»

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  • Multi-Agent Design To Migrate A Flexible Manufacturing Cell To A Holonic System

    Page(s): 511 - 516
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    The main propose of this project is to design a multi-agent system platform on a flexible manufacturing cell (FMC). Taking into consideration all levels of functional issues, cellular architecture, standardization, and technical configurations, we take advantage of features released on a graphical programming commercial software, such as object oriented programming, distributed intelligence, and block function representation. The approach is addressed to encourage the usage of holonic and multiagent concepts in traditional manufacturing systems, with friendly software based upgrade and a minimum low cost hardware expansion. The intention is to develop a system that will fit into different levels of an enterprise, including shop-floor and manufacturing execution systems, and simultaneously we will deal with technological migration from conventional manufacturing structure to a holonic-ready FMC. View full abstract»

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  • Energy Saving By Means Of Multiagent Systems And Fuzzy Systems

    Page(s): 517 - 523
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    The reduction of the consumed energy in heating systems is one of the most important actions to be taken in order to achieve a global sustainability. To save energy is urgent, which means that the energy losses must be reduced. In Spain it is especially important as the construction rate is almost the half of that in Europe. It's designed a distributed solution by means of a multi-agent system, and a central control unit responsible for minimising the energy consumption. The central control unit (CCU) includes a fuzzy model - for estimating the energy needs- and a fuzzy controller - to set the power rate of each heater-. The CCU is responsible for distributing the available power over the set of heaters. This solution is the preliminary study to be included in a heating system product of a local company. View full abstract»

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  • An Architecture For Management Of Distributed And Redundant Web Storage With Ingelligent Agent Systems And Emerging Techniques

    Page(s): 524 - 528
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    The most usual solution in order to improve the performance of a Web server is based on building a distributed architecture, in which the Web service is offered from a set of multiple nodes. The most widespread distributed architecture is the Web system based on cluster or switch Web. The switch Web is the responsible of deciding which of the nodes of the site must attend to each request. In this article a solution of storage based on dynamic partial replication and the architecture of this mechanism of distribution based on agents and emergent techniques are presented. View full abstract»

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  • The Ingenias Project: Methods And Tool For Developing Multiagent Systems

    Page(s): 529 - 534
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    Agent-oriented methodologies are paving the way towards the adoption of agent technology in software industry. However, there are still several issues to address: testing mechanisms, specialized verification methods, a formally defined agent oriented development process, illustrative case studies, or better development tools. This should be considered in a changing context because of innovations in related areas, which are integrated in the agent paradigm. In this paper, we show a coordinated approach to address these needs in the context of a research project, INGENIAS. The purpose of this project is to contribute to the agent-oriented software engineering field by providing, on the basis of a well specified software development process, an open multi-agent systems (MAS) development framework that integrates methods, techniques and tools. The paper will show problems we face in the projects and the solutions we adopt for them. View full abstract»

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  • Multiagent System For Information Integration And Consulting In XML Format

    Page(s): 535 - 542
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    Nowadays, organizations need to work with large amounts of information from different sources. Therefore it becomes necessary tools and formats such as XML, which serve as integrators to this heterogeneity. This paper describes XDS, a tool designed with agents, which integrates data from multiple sources: relational databases, native XML databases and XML documents, obtaining the results in XML format. Besides its usefulness is demonstrated with a case study applied to the environment of libraries, consisting of bibliographic consults, where the result obtained are formatted in MODS. View full abstract»

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  • A reasoning model based on human societies

    Page(s): 543 - 549
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    The use of simulation tools for reasoning about human societies formalizes their analysis and reduces the related costs, but it demands a high level of expertise in the design and programming of complex systems. This paper presents the SCAT framework aimed at bringing these tools closer to their end users, the researchers in social sciences. For this purpose, it adopts an approach with domain-specific languages based on the activity theory and the situation calculus. The Activity Theory is a paradigm from social sciences to analyze the behaviour of societies through activity systems, which are groups of tasks performed by actors in a social and historical context. SCAT uses the formalism of the Situation calculus to define an operational semantics for these systems. On this basis, SCAT provides a modelling language to describe interconnected activity systems, and an environment for the simulation of these systems and the verification of their properties. An example on human relations organizes this presentation of SCAT. View full abstract»

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  • Organizational Services For The Spade Agent Platform

    Page(s): 550 - 555
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    Dynamic creation of agent organizations and management of its structural constraints has been considered as a relevant feature that should be offered by agent platforms. In this work, organizational concepts have been integrated into Spade multi-agent system platform, providing several services related to organization topologies in order to control agent interactions and dynamic creation, deletion and management of agent groups and organizations. Thus, Spade API has been extended with several functions for implementing MAS organizations. View full abstract»

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