Title: A novel architecture based on fuzzy cognitive maps and holonic systems for decision making in a cooperative context

Authors: Asma Maziz; Nacereddine Zarour

Addresses: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Larbi Ben M'hidi University, Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria ' Laboratory LIRE, Department of Software Technologies and Information Systems, University Constantine 2 – Abdelhamid Mehri, Constantine, Algeria

Abstract: Ensuring consistency and good decision making is one of the most topical problems in an information system; it becomes more difficult in a cooperative context. In this paper, we propose an architecture based on fuzzy cognitive maps (FCM) tool and holonic multi-agent paradigm that enhance the decision making process in cooperative information system (CIS). Furthermore, the concept of ontolgy is used for semantically enrich our architecture. We modelled each sub-CIS by a holonic agents where everyone used a FCM for a more precise analysis of complex dynamic system decisions. This group will try to make a collective decision to solve any given distributed problem. To put our approach into practice, we considered road safety field to see how to educate people in order to reduce the fatal accidents number. Finally, we validated our proposition through experiments to show how it improves the decision making process in a cooperative context.

Keywords: decision support; cooperative information systems; CIS; fuzzy cognitive maps; FCM; multi-agent systems; holonic systems; ontology; road safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIDS.2019.101992

International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences, 2019 Vol.11 No.3, pp.181 - 208

Accepted: 07 Jan 2018
Published online: 29 Aug 2019 *

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