Organizations of Agents in Information Fusion Environments
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Springer Science + Business Media
Progress in Artificial Intelligence. 15th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2011, Lisbon, Portugal, October 10-13, 2011. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Volumen 7026, pp. 59-70.
Information fusion in a context-aware system is understood as a process that assembles assessments of the environment based on its goals. Advantages of intelligent approaches such as Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) and the use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) within the information fusion process are emerging, especially in context-aware scenarios. However, it has become critical to propose improved and efficient ways to handle the enormous quantity of data provided by these approaches. Agents are a suitable option because they can represent autonomous entities by modeling their capabilities, expertise and intentions. In this sense, virtual organizations of agents are an interesting option/possibility because they can provide the necessary capacity to handle open and heterogeneous systems such as those normally found in the information fusion process. This paper presents a new framework that defines a method for creating a virtual organization of software and hardware agents. This approach facilitates the inclusion of context-aware capabilities when developing intelligent and adaptable systems, where functionalities can communicate in a distributed and collaborative way. Several tests have been performed to evaluate this framework and preliminary results and conclusions are presented.
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