Industrial Agents: Emerging Applications of Software Agents in Industry

Industrial Agents: Emerging Applications of Software Agents in Industry

By: Stamatis Karnouskos (editor), Paulo Leitao (editor)Paperback

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Industrial Agents explains how multi-agent systems improve collaborative networks to offer dynamic service changes, customization, improved quality and reliability, and flexible infrastructure. Learn how these platforms can offer distributed intelligent management and control functions with communication, cooperation and synchronization capabilities, and also provide for the behavior specifications of the smart components of the system. The book offers not only an introduction to industrial agents, but also clarifies and positions the vision, on-going efforts, example applications, assessment and roadmap applicable to multiple industries. This edited work is guided and co-authored by leaders of the IEEE Technical Committee on Industrial Agents who represent both academic and industry perspectives and share the latest research along with their hands-on experiences prototyping and deploying industrial agents in industrial scenarios.

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Paulo Leitao is currently an Associate Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Braganca as well as Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, where he has taught robotics and automation systems courses. His research includes intelligent and reconfigurable systems, collaborative factory automation, agent-based and holonic control, service-oriented architectures and bio-inspiration engineering. He has published his research more than 100 times in journals including IEEE Intelligent Systems, and Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, and at IEEE conferences on Industrial Electronics, Systems, Self-adaptive Systems, and more. He is the research lead on the project "Grace" to develop systems to integrate process and quality control using multi-agent technology. Stamatis Karnouskos is an Expert on M2M / Internet of Things within SAP. He investigates the added-value of integrating networked embedded devices in enterprise systems. For more than 15 years Stamatis leads efforts in several European Commission and industry funded projects related to industrial automation, smart grids, Internet-based services and architectures, software agents, mobile commerce, security and mobility. He serves in the technical advisory board of Internet Protocol for Smart Objects Alliance (IPSO), and the Permanent Stakeholder Group of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).


1. Definition of Industrial Agents 2. Requirements 3. Methodologies and technologies 4. Ontologies 5. Service-oriented architectures and Web services 6. Low-level control 7. Simulation 8. Standardization 9. Benchmarking 10. Emergent topics (self-organization) 11. Example Applications 12. Vision 13. Road-blockers 14. Roadmap 15. Markets/ application domains

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780128003411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 476
  • ID: 9780128003411
  • weight: 840
  • ISBN10: 0128003413

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