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Multi-agents supporting reflection in a middleware for mission-driven heterogeneous sensor networks
Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4655-8889
Military Institute of Engineering 22290-270 – Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil.
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2009 (English)In: Proc. of 3rd Agent Technology for Sensor Networks (ATSN), in conjunction with 8th AAMAS, 2009, 25-32 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The emerging applications using sensor networks technologies constitute a new trend requiring several different devices to work together and this partly autonomously. However, the integration and coordination of heterogeneous sensors in these emerging systems is still a challenge, especially when the target application scenario is susceptible to constant changes. Such systems must adapt themselves in order to fulfill requirements that can also change during the system runtime. Due to the dynamicity of this context, system adaptations must take place very quickly, requiring system autonomous decisions to perform them without any human operator intervention, besides the first directions to the system. Thus a reflective behavior must be provided. This paper presents a reflective middleware that supports reflective behaviors to address adaptation needs of heterogeneous sensor networks deployed in dynamic scenarios. This middleware presents specific handling of users’ requirements by representing them as missions that the network must accomplish with. These missions are then translated to network parameters and distributed over the network by means of the reasoning about network nodes capabilities and environment conditions. A multi- agent approach is proposed to perform this initial reasoning as well as the adaptations needed during the system runtime.

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2009. 25-32 p.
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Sensor Networks, Heterogeneous Sensors, Dynamic Scenarios, Self-adaptation, Reflective Middleware, Multi-agents Reasoning
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14695OAI: diva2:408014
Third International Workshop on Agent Technology for Sensor Networks (ATSN-09). A workshop of the 8th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-09), 12th May, Budapest, Hungary
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