The challenge of real-Time multi-Agent systems for enabling IoT and CPS

Davide Calvaresi, Mauro Marinoni, Arnon Sturm, Michael Schumacher, Giorgio Buttazzo

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Abstract

Techniques originating from the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber- Physical Systems (CPS) areas have extensively been applied to develop intelligent and pervasive systems such as assistive monitoring, feedback in telerehabilitation, energy management, and negotiation. Those application domains particularly include three major characteristics: intelligence, autonomy and real-Time behavior. Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) are one of the major technological paradigms that are used to implement such systems. However, they mainly address the first two characteristics, but miss to comply with strict timing constraints. The timing compliance is crucial for safety-critical applications operating in domains such as healthcare and automotive. The main reasons for this lack of real-Time satisfiability in MAS originate from current theories, standards, and technological implementations. In particular, internal agent schedulers, communication middlewares, and negotiation protocols have been identified as co-factors inhibiting the real-Time compliance. This paper provides an analysis of such MAS components and pave the road for achieving the MAS compliance with strict timing constraints, thus fostering reliability and predictability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages356-364
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349512
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Aug 2017
Event16th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI 2017 - Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 23 Aug 201726 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI 2017

Conference

Conference16th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI 2017
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityLeipzig
Period23/08/1726/08/17

Keywords

  • CPS
  • IoT
  • MAS negotiation timing compliant
  • Multi-Agent systems
  • Real-Time multiagent systems
  • Real-Time systems

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