Formulating situation awareness for multi-agent systems

Salama A. Mostafa, Mohd Sharifuddin Ahmad, Azhana Ahmad, Muthukkaruppan Annamalai

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Abstract

Improving autonomous agents' awareness has aroused a great deal of interests in agent research. The objective is to formulate an approach that provides advanced awareness capabilities in the agents' behaviour. In this paper, we explore the techniques proposed in the literature that have been adopted to enable agents' awareness which are Active Perception (AP), Situation Awareness (SA) and Context Awareness (CA). In addition, we illustrate the possible integration of the techniques' core phases with a multi-agent system (MAS). In doing so, we propose an approach to Situation Awareness for a decentralized MAS environment which is abbreviated as SAMAS. The approach assists in the agents' decision-making process through decomposing the context of an event's situations. Consequently, the SAMAS approach provides human-based assessments to the agents' performance. The assessments are fed back to the agents' to maintain the active perception of their actions. The paper contributes an independent SA approach considered from the perspective of MAS in a dynamic environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies, ACSAT 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages48-53
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479927586
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies, ACSAT 2013 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Dec 201324 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies, ACSAT 2013

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies, ACSAT 2013
CountryMalaysia
CityKuching, Sarawak
Period23/12/1324/12/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications

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    Mostafa, S. A., Ahmad, M. S., Ahmad, A., & Annamalai, M. (2013). Formulating situation awareness for multi-agent systems. In Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies, ACSAT 2013 (pp. 48-53). [6836546] (Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies, ACSAT 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSAT.2013.17