An Approach towards using Agent in Multi-Agent Systems to streamline emergency services
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications: ICITA 2008 / [ed] Guojun Liao ; Xianxing Cai ; Joseph Hsieh, 2008, 414-419 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In emergency services, the evaluation of a situation isperformed, manually, which includes synchronizing the servicesfor each situation. However, the work requires divergent anddecisive decisions resolved from several points of views, whichwould benefit from automating parts of the work. Using computersystems in life-critical domains can involve careful considerationof the work practice and of the situation components. In thispaper, we propose using agents, intelligent agents andmeta-agents, to streamline emergency services. The intelligentagents respond to both static and dynamic input in a flexible andstructured way and perform required actions. From these actions,the meta-agents are created in which the divisions of dynamic andstatic information have an impact on the structure of thecalculations but also on the outcome produced by the meta-agents.As an example application, we provide a scenario of agents andmeta-agents in multi-agent systems, where the meta-agents holdsystemic properties. The scenario has a strong grounding in theemergency service domain, in which we highlight coordinationissues related to the multi-agents and the meta-agents.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 414-419 p.
Emergency Services, Intelligent agents, Meta-agents, Multi-Agent Systems, Systemic Properties
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-44433ScopusID: 2-s2.0-67649226921ISBN: 978-0-9803267-2-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-44433DiVA: diva2:450450
ICITA2008. 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA)
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