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Engineering MAS - A Device Integration Framework for Smart Home Environments. / Bertie, Muller

Fundamenta Informaticae, Volume: 135, Issue: 4, Pages: 341 - 353

Swansea University Author: Bertie, Muller

DOI (Published version): 10.3233/FI-2014-1127

Abstract

We introduce a layered approach to multi-agent programming and motivate this with a perspective to smart home environments. Apart from the core layer, layer components can be updated at runtime to reflect, e.g., attributes like credibility and the addition of proprietary functionality. The Layered A...

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Published in: Fundamenta Informaticae
Published: IOS Press 2014
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa50304
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Abstract: We introduce a layered approach to multi-agent programming and motivate this with a perspective to smart home environments. Apart from the core layer, layer components can be updated at runtime to reflect, e.g., attributes like credibility and the addition of proprietary functionality. The Layered Agent Framework (LAF) is defined by interfaces and organised into layers. This approach minimises system fragmentation while allowing developers to create and maintain meaningful and effective agents. A Petri net model is provided to visualise and execute prototypes of the agents. Although fully functional, the Petri nets will later be translated into dedicated programs with a smaller footprint and more efficient execution.
Keywords: Multi-Agent Systems, Home Automation, Smart Home, Layered Architecture
College: College of Science
Issue: 4
Start Page: 341
End Page: 353