Title: Multi-agent system approach for improved real-time visual summaries of geographical data streams

Authors: Zina Bouattou; Hafida Belbachir; Robert Laurini

Addresses: Computer Science Department, University of Science and Technology, USTO, Oran, 31000, Algeria ' Computer Science Department, University of Science and Technology, USTO, Oran, 31000, Algeria ' LIRIS, INSA de Lyon, University of Lyon, Villeurbanne Cedex, 69621, France; Knowledge Systems Institute, Illinois, 60076, USA

Abstract: Interdisciplinary efforts are needed to support visual exploration and analysis of spatio-temporal data streams from sensor networks, depending on the size and complexity of data that must be analysed before being displayed. For this, several emerging approaches have been proposed known as 'Visual Summaries' of datasets that will help users find what is most important and interesting to visualise in the mass of available information. In this paper, we present an approach for generating automatically the visual summaries in real time. For this, we have adopted chorem-based visual representations of territories issued from both geometric and semantic generalisation. Our approach relies on a multi-agent framework; an extraction knowledge agent is able to extract important spatiotemporal patterns of data streams coming from a sensor network as interesting regions, and a visualisation agent which displays those patterns as simplified maps. We validate this model with an example taken from the meteorology field.

Keywords: geovisualisation; sensors networks; important patterns; chorems; multi-agent systems; MAS; visual summaries; automatic generalisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISTA.2018.094006

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 2018 Vol.17 No.3, pp.255 - 271

Available online: 10 Aug 2018 *

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