Title: A multi-level generic multi-agent architecture for supervision of collective cyber-physical systems

Authors: Michel Occello; Jean-Paul Jamont; Choukri-Bey Ben-Yelles; Thi Thanh Ha Hoang

Addresses: Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000, Valence, France ' Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000, Valence, France ' Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000, Valence, France ' University of Danang, 41 Lê Du?n, H?i Châu 1, H?i Châu, ?à N?ng, Vietnam

Abstract: Cyber-physical systems like networked embedded systems or ambient sensors networks are called large-scale artificial complex systems. They are difficult to supervise because of their numerous components in interaction relying upon physical devices, their extension and their openness. A multi-scale organisation can be a solution to make them more accessible. Multi-agent systems (MAS) are well suited for modeling large complex systems, as multi-agent organisational capabilities allow introducing multi-level observation. This paper proposes a multi-level multi-agent mechanism based on recursion for supervision and observation of large-scale artificial complex systems. It is developed as a free framework that is a decentralised application allowing truly physically decentralised MAS to communicate with abstract multi-agent layers. As an illustration, the framework is applied to a wireless sensor network supervision system.

Keywords: multi-agent system; collective intelligence; multi-level; scalability; collective cyber-physical system; wireless sensor network; monitoring.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAACS.2019.10018409

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 2019 Vol.12 No.2, pp.109 - 128

Received: 10 Aug 2017
Accepted: 22 Feb 2018

Published online: 09 Jan 2019 *

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