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2001 Residential Energy Consumption Survey Form EIA-457C (2001)--Rental Agents, Landlords, and Apartment Managers Questionnaire  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Form EIA-457C (2001)--Rental Agents, Landlords, and Apartment Managers Questionnaire OMB No. 1905-0092, Expiring March 31, 200X i U.S. Department of Energy Energy Information Administration 2001 Residential Energy Consumption Survey Rental Agents, Landlords, and Apartment Managers Questionnaire INTRODUCTION TO INTERVIEW Hello, I am __________________________ from Roper Starch Worldwide Inc., a social science research firm. We are conducting a study for the U.S. Department of Energy about energy consumption in homes. Although your participation is voluntary, we hope you will participate in this important study of energy usage. Your identity and all the responses you give me will be kept strictly confidential. The survey will take about 15 minutes.

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Office leases & landlord investment in energy efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

What is the relationship between the structure of leases in the Boston office rental market and how much landlords invest in energy efficient building systems for their existing buildings? I am drawn to this question because ...

Meyer, Brian S. (Brian Stewart)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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C:MydocsMYDOCSHATTIERECS97recsForms97Rental.PDF  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

C (1997) C (1997) Form Approval: OMB No.: 1905-0092 Rental Agents, Landlords, and Expires: March 31, 2000 Apartment Managers Questionnaire U.S. Department of Energy Energy Information Administration 1997 Residential Energy Consumption Survey Rental Agents, Landlords, and Apartment Managers Questionnaire INTRODUCTION TO INTERVIEW Hello, I am __________________________ from Response Analysis Corporation, a social science research firm. We are conducting a study for the U.S. Department of Energy about energy consumption in homes. Although your participation is voluntary, we hope you will participate in this important study of energy usage. Your identity and all the responses you give me will be kept strictly confidential. The survey will take about 15 minutes. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response.

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Rental Car Information - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About the 8th Biennial Workshop on OMVPE: Rental Car Information ... ...has been selected as the Official Car Rental Company for The Minerals, Metals ...

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Rental Car Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About the 4th International Symposium on 718 and Others: Rental Car Information ... ...has been selected as the Official Car Rental Company for the 4th  ...

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SERVICES Rental Car Agreement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This Management Memorandum announces the new contracts between the State of California and the commercial rental car vendors. This year the Department of General Services (DGS) competitively bid the commercial car rental contract resulting in a contract with a primary car rental vendor and a secondary car rental vendor. The primary car rental vendor is Enterprise Rent A Car for all government travel. In the event that the primary vendor is unable to provide service the secondary vendor must be used. Vanguard Car Rental USA is the secondary vendor. Vanguard Car Rental USA is the parent company of Alamo and National Car Rental. Departments are required to ensure that the secondary vendor is only used when the primary vendor cannot provide service. Contract Information The new rental car contracts require vendors to provide counter bypass. Counter bypass allows government employees traveling on official State

unknown authors

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits April 9, 2010 - 2:32pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Some might think that only single-family homes are being weatherized across America, but eligible renters in Newark, N.J., are taking advantage of the increases in savings, safety and comfort that come with weatherization. Sunny Uberio is the owner of Realty Management Systems LLC in Newark, N.J., where he had his three apartment buildings evaluated for their energy efficiency and found that the older heating and cooling systems and other measures were insufficient when it came to saving energy. La Casa de Don Pedro, a local community action agency, was able to help Sunny by weatherizing the buildings.

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New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits April 9, 2010 - 2:32pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Some might think that only single-family homes are being weatherized across America, but eligible renters in Newark, N.J., are taking advantage of the increases in savings, safety and comfort that come with weatherization. Sunny Uberio is the owner of Realty Management Systems LLC in Newark, N.J., where he had his three apartment buildings evaluated for their energy efficiency and found that the older heating and cooling systems and other measures were insufficient when it came to saving energy. La Casa de Don Pedro, a local community action agency, was able to help Sunny by weatherizing the buildings. "Through their program, I was able to get new boilers installed, new

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Car Rental Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hertz Rent-A-Car System has been selected as the Official Car Rental Company for the 1997 TMS Annual Meeting. Special rates are being offered and will be ...

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1997 EMC: Rental Car Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hertz Rent-A-Car System has been selected as the Official Car Rental Company for the 39th Electronic Materials Conference, which is being sponsored by the ...

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2000 TMS Annual Meeting: Car Rental Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

2000 TMS Fall Meeting: Car Rental Information ... Hertz Rent-a-car System has been selected as the official car rental company for the 2000 TMS Fall Meeting, ...

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Landlord project multi-year program plan, fiscal year 1999, WBS 1.5  

SciTech Connect

The MYWP technical baseline describes the work to be accomplished by the Project and the technical standards which govern that work. The mission of Landlord Project is to provide more maintenance replacement of general infrastructure facilities and systems to facilitate the Hanford Site cleanup mission. Also, once an infrastructure facility or system is no longer needed the Landlord Project transitions the facility to final closure/removal through excess, salvage or demolition. Landlord Project activities will be performed in an environmentally sound, safe, economical, prudent, and reliable manner. The Landlord Project consists of the following facilities systems: steam, water, liquid sanitary waste, electrical distribution, telecommunication, sanitary landfill, emergency services, general purpose offices, general purpose shops, general purpose warehouses, environmental supports facilities, roads, railroad, and the site land. The objectives for general infrastructure support are reflected in two specific areas, (1) Core Infrastructure Maintenance, and (2) Infrastructure Risk Mitigation.

Dallas, M.D.

1998-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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2001 TMS Annual Meeting: Car Rental Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

2001 TMS Fall Meeting: Car Rental Information ... Hertz Rent-a-car System has been selected as the official car rental company for the 2001 TMS Fall Meeting in  ...

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1999 EMC: Rental Car Information - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jul 2, 1999 ... Hertz Rent-a-Car System has been selected as the Official Car Rental Company for the 1999 EMC. Meeting rates listed below, with free ...

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2000 TMS Annual Meeting: Car Rental Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hertz Rent-a-car System has been selected as the official car rental company for the 2000 TMS Annual Meeting. Meeting rates listed below, with free unlimited ...

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ISSI-2: Rental Car Information - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hertz Rent-a-Car System has been selected as the Official Car Rental Company for the 2nd International Symposium on Structural Intermetallics (ISSI-2), ...

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2001 TMS Annual Meeting: Car Rental Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feb 11, 2001 ... Has been selected as the official car rental company for the 2001 TMS Annual Meeting, February 11–15, 2001, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Merton C. Flemings Symposium: Rental Car Information - TMS  

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The Merton C. Flemings Symposium: Car Rental Information ... Hertz Rent-a-Car System has been selected as the official car rental company for the Merton C.

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2000 Electronic Materials Conference: Rental Car Information - TMS  

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2000 Electronic Materials Conference: Rental Car Information ... Hertz Rent-a- Car System has been selected as the Official Car Rental company for the ...

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REAL ESTATE & EQUIPMENT LEASING / RENTAL CALIFORNIA LAWRENCE BERKELEY LAB  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

REAL ESTATE & EQUIPMENT LEASING / RENTAL REAL ESTATE & EQUIPMENT LEASING / RENTAL CALIFORNIA LAWRENCE BERKELEY LAB POC David Chen Telephone (510) 486-4506 Email dtchen@lbl.gov Construction, Mining, and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 532412 Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 532420 LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LAB POC Jill Swanson Telephone (925) 423-4535 Email swanson6@llnl.gov Construction, Mining, and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 532412 Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 532420 COLORADO GOLDEN FIELD OFFICE POC Karen Downs Telephone (720) 356-1269 Email karen.downs@go.doe.gov Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings 531110 Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses) 531120 Lessors of Miniwarehouses and Self-Storage Units 531130 Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing

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Video Rental Store: An Interview with Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot and Su-Ying Lee  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Video Rental Store An Interview with Suzanne Carte-of Under New Management’s Video Rental Store in Toronto,by the project’s name, Video Rental Store takes on the video

Hogan, Mél

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Landlord Program multi-year program plan fiscal year 1995 WBS 7.5  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Landlord Program mission is to maintain, preserve, or upgrade the strategic assets of the Hanford Site to meet the overall cleanup mission. This encompasses innovative, appropriate, and cost effective general purpose infrastructure support, services, and long range strategic site planning that is the foundation for seven major Hanford programs. These programs are (1) Environmental Restoration, (2) Tank Waste Remediation System, (3) Solid/Liquid Waste Decontamination, (4) Facility Transition, (5) Spent Fuel, (6) Technology Development, and (7) the Multi-Program Laboratory. General infrastructure support consists of facilities, systems, and equipment that by design or use are not essentially dedicated to a single program mission. Facilities include laboratories, shops, warehouses, and general work space. Systems include electrical, process sewers, rail, roads, telecommunications, water, fire and emergency response, and steam supply and distribution. Funding also supports capital equipment critical to maintaining, upgrading, or operating the general infrastructure. Paramount to these objectives is compliance with all applicable laws, orders, agreements, codes, standards, best management and safety practices. The objectives for general infrastructure support are reflected in five programmatic functions, (1) Program Integration, (2) Capital Equipment, (3) Expense Funded Projects, (4) General Plant Projects, and (5) Line Items.

Young, C.L.

1994-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel)  

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# · Rates require that the vehicle be returned with a full tank of gas. · Unlimited mileage on all rentals Insurance. Large Truck 51 281 1,020 · Weekly rates are calculated at 5.5 times the Daily rate. Cargo Van/Truck 51 281 1,020 · Monthly rates will be calculated at 20 times the Daily rate. Van - 15 Passenger 90 495

Harms, Kyle E.

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FunThings to Do in UCSC Community Rentals Office  

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as a resource center for UCSC students, faculty, and staff. An extensive online rental listings database, furniture, lamps, small appliances, curtains, dishes, and more Moon Zoom 813 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz 831

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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City of Memphis- Energy Efficiency of Rental Properties  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The city of Memphis adopted an ordinance in spring 2009 to improve the energy efficiency of the rental housing stock throughout the city. The ordinance establishes minimum energy efficiency...

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Freezing Pipes, Landlord-Tenant Issues Winter time is here in Oregon and that means it's time to break out the eggnog, curl up on the  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

parakeet Geoffrey, and gently doze off until July. Unfortunately, if you do all that and live in a rental for the roof and exterior walls, plumbing facilities in good working order, and hot and cold water (there the rental agreement depending on the situation. (90.360, 90.365) So what's the bottom line for renters

Bertini, Robert L.

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Burlington Electric Department - Multi-Family Rental Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Multi-Family Rental Energy Multi-Family Rental Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Burlington Electric Department - Multi-Family Rental Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Rebates totaling over 2,500 must be pre-approved by BED More than 15 free CFL's per apartment or 100 free CFL's per building requires pre-approval Program Info State Vermont Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount CFLs: Free Ventilation Systems: $110/unit Boilers: $2/MBh Furnaces: $2/MBh Electronically Commutated Motor: $100 Refrigerators: $150/unit Lighting: In-store discounts Provider Burlington Electric Department Burlington Electric Department offers an innovative rebate program geared

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Prepared for Revisiting Rental Housing: A National Policy Summit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

including © notice, is given to the source. Any opinions expressed are those of the author and not those of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard This paper considers what the appropriate design of government policies towards rental housing subsidies would be in the absence of the long and mixed legacy of public intervention in housing markets. The fundamental housing problem facing low-income households is the high cost of rental housing and the high rent burdens these households face. This is best addressed by an entitlement program for shelter subsidies modeled after the food stamp program or the Earned Income Tax Credit Program. A universal program would remove glaring inequities in the current treatment of identically situated low-income households, and it would eliminate most of the inefficiencies in the current mixed program of supply and demand subsidies for rental households.

John M. Quigley

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Do You Save Energy in Your Apartment or Rental? | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Your Apartment or Rental? Your Apartment or Rental? How Do You Save Energy in Your Apartment or Rental? October 22, 2009 - 7:00am Addthis On Monday, Eric discussed how he plans to save energy in his apartment this winter. It's not always easy to find ways to save when you don't own your home, but there are simple things you can do to make your apartment or rental more comfortable and efficient. How do you save energy in your apartment or rental? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments. Addthis Related Articles Easy Energy Tips for Apartments or Rental Homes How Do You Encourage Your Family to Use Less Water? Energy Tax Credits: Stay Warm and Save MORE Money!

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Background information for programs to improve the energy efficiency of Northwest residential rental property  

SciTech Connect

This report was prepared for the Office of Conservation, Bonneville Power Administration. The report will be used by the Office as background information to support future analysis and implementation of electricity conservation programs for owners of residential rental housing in the Northwest. The principal objective of the study was to review market research information relating to attitudes and actions of Northwest rental housing owners and, to a lesser extent, tenants toward energy conservation and energy-efficiency improvements. Available market research data on these subjects were found to be quite limited. The most useful data were two surveys of Seattle rental housing owners conducted in late 1984 for Seattle City Light. Several other surveys provided supplemental market research information in selected areas. In addition to market research information, the report also includes background information on rental housing characteristics in the Northwest.

Hendrickson, P.L.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ordinances to enable energy efficiency in rental housing in the United States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Improved energy efficiency in rental housing is important from the perspectives of environmental, economic, and social policy, but upgrades to such buildings lag those of owner-occupied properties. With myriad reasons to ...

Coleman, Patrick J., M.C.P. (Patrick Joseph). Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UCSC EMPLOYEE HOUSING APARTMENTS APPLICATION Rental rates include: rent, refuse collection, common area utilities, groundskeeping services, and repairs and  

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UCSC EMPLOYEE HOUSING APARTMENTS APPLICATION Rental rates include: rent, refuse collection, common. Tenants pay for their own utilities (i.e., electricity, gas, water, telephone and cable services). A $750 for current rental rates): 1 bedroom 1 bdrm deluxe 2 bdrm/1 bath 2 bdrm/2 bath) If you are interested in a two

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Easy Energy Tips for Apartments or Rental Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Easy Energy Tips for Apartments or Rental Homes Easy Energy Tips for Apartments or Rental Homes Easy Energy Tips for Apartments or Rental Homes October 6, 2008 - 12:08pm Addthis Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory What does this mean for me? During winter months, try keeping your thermostat set at 68 degrees. You can save energy on hot water usage by cutting down on shower time and running the washing machine with cold water. Warm your home during the day by leaving the curtains on sun-facing windows open. Over the last few weeks we've talked about things like energy audits and energy-saving incentives, and now that we're in the midst of Energy Awareness Month we're going to be talking about ways to save energy this winter. But there's just one problem with all these super-cool resources:

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Easy Energy Tips for Apartments or Rental Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Easy Energy Tips for Apartments or Rental Homes Easy Energy Tips for Apartments or Rental Homes Easy Energy Tips for Apartments or Rental Homes October 6, 2008 - 12:08pm Addthis Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory What does this mean for me? During winter months, try keeping your thermostat set at 68 degrees. You can save energy on hot water usage by cutting down on shower time and running the washing machine with cold water. Warm your home during the day by leaving the curtains on sun-facing windows open. Over the last few weeks we've talked about things like energy audits and energy-saving incentives, and now that we're in the midst of Energy Awareness Month we're going to be talking about ways to save energy this winter. But there's just one problem with all these super-cool resources:

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The 2001 Residential Finance Survey - Rental Property File | Data.gov  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

The 2001 Residential Finance Survey - Rental Property File The 2001 Residential Finance Survey - Rental Property File BusinessUSA Data/Tools Apps Challenges Let's Talk BusinessUSA You are here Data.gov » Communities » BusinessUSA » Data The 2001 Residential Finance Survey - Rental Property File Dataset Summary Description The 2001 Residential Finance Survey (RFS) was sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and conducted by the Census Bureau. The RFS is a follow-on survey to the 2000 decennial census designed to collect, process, and produce information about the financing of all nonfarm, residential properties. The 1991 data is also available. Tags {"residential property",housing,"mortgage financing"} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness

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Top Ten things students need to know about the `rush for rentals'  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.campusareahousing.wisc.edu Fast, free and easy guided search ­ enter what you're looking for and it creates a list of rentals, legal contract. Read the fine print, especially any non-standard lease terms. What if friendships change are available to help with your search. The University provides a resource for students who have decided

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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Brookhaven Landlord Description of Property  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

to this system understands that offsite housing availability CANNOT be listed by Brookhaven National Laboratory unless available for occupancy without regard to race, creed,...

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The Potential for Energy Retrofits within the City of Sacramento's Rental Housing Inspection Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents the results of an analysis performed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the City of Sacramento--under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Projects Technical Assistance Program--to help determine the potential for incorporating energy efficiency standards into the City’s existing Rental Housing Inspection Program as part of Sacramento’s efforts to create a Climate Action Plan.

Iverson, Megan M.; Sande, Susan; Britt, Michelle L.

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Agent Tcl  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Agent Tcl is a simple itinerant-agent system that runs on Unix workstations and allows the rapid development of complex agents [Gra95, Gra96]. Although Agent Tcl currently lacks the features of commercial systems such asTelescript [Whi94], it is an e ective platform for experimentation with itinerant agents and for the development of small to medium-sized applications. Agent Tcl agents

Robert Gray; George Cybenko; David Kotz; Daniela Rus

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase I Water Rental Pilot Project : Snake River Resident Fish and Wildlife Resources and Management Recommendations.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Idaho Water Rental Pilot Project was implemented as a part of the Non-Treaty Storage Fish and Wildlife Agreement (NTSA) between Bonneville Power Administration and the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. The goal of the project is to improve juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead passage in the lower Snake River with the use of rented water for flow augmentation. The primary purpose of this project is to summarize existing resource information and provide recommendations to protect or enhance resident fish and wildlife resources in Idaho with actions achieving flow augmentation for anadromous fish. Potential impacts of an annual flow augmentation program on Idaho reservoirs and streams are modeled. Potential sources of water for flow augmentation and operational or institutional constraints to the use of that water are identified. This report does not advocate flow augmentation as the preferred long-term recovery action for salmon. The state of Idaho strongly believes that annual drawdown of the four lower Snake reservoirs is critical to the long-term enhancement and recovery of salmon (Andrus 1990). Existing water level management includes balancing the needs of hydropower production, irrigated agriculture, municipalities and industries with fish, wildlife and recreation. Reservoir minimum pool maintenance, water quality and instream flows are issues of public concern that will be directly affected by the timing and quantity of water rental releases for salmon flow augmentation, The potential of renting water from Idaho rental pools for salmon flow augmentation is complicated by institutional impediments, competition from other water users, and dry year shortages. Water rental will contribute to a reduction in carryover storage in a series of dry years when salmon flow augmentation is most critical. Such a reduction in carryover can have negative impacts on reservoir fisheries by eliminating shoreline spawning beds, reducing available fish habitat, and exacerbating adverse water quality conditions. A reduction in carry over can lead to seasonal reductions in instream flows, which may also negatively affect fish, wildlife, and recreation in Idaho. The Idaho Water Rental Pilot Project does provide opportunities to protect and enhance resident fish and wildlife habitat by improving water quality and instream flows. Control of point sources, such as sewage and industrial discharges, alone will not achieve water quality goals in Idaho reservoirs and streams. Slow, continuous releases of rented water can increase and stabilize instream flows, increase available fish and wildlife habitat, decrease fish displacement, and improve water quality. Island integrity, requisite for waterfowl protection from mainland predators, can be maintained with improved timing of water releases. Rebuilding Snake River salmon and steelhead runs requires a cooperative commitment and increased flexibility in system operations to increase flow velocities for fish passage and migration. Idaho's resident fish and wildlife resources require judicious management and a willingness by all parties to liberate water supplies equitably.

Riggin, Stacey H.; Hansen, H. Jerome

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boulder, Colorados SmartRegs: Minimum Performance Standards for Residential Rental Housing  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Policy Brief is an excerpt from the report: "Delivering Energy Efficiency to Middle Income Single Policy Brief is an excerpt from the report: "Delivering Energy Efficiency to Middle Income Single Family Households." For the full report and other resources visit: http://middleincome.lbl.gov March 20, 2012 Boulder, Colorado's SmartRegs: Minimum Performance Standards for Residential Rental Housing The Case for Performance Standards The City of Boulder's Climate Action Plan calls for greenhouse gas emissions reductions across all sectors of the community (e.g., buildings, transportation and industry). Energy conservation in new and existing buildings plays a key role in the plan's ambitious goals. In 2006, Boulder residents overwhelmingly approved a Climate Action Tax to fund Climate Action Plan efforts. For more than a decade the city has been incrementally strengthening minimum energy efficiency standards for residential

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Search Property Records | Brookhaven Landlord Description of...  

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Search Property Database Disclaimer: The Brookhaven National Laboratory Off-site Housing Office does not inspect, approve or supervise any interested parties andor premises listed...

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08/10/2012 Page 1 of 4 EXHIBIT SPACE RENTAL AGREEMENT  

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of (company) (address) (phone number) (hereinafter "Exhibitor") WHEREAS the University of Saskatchewan, employees, agents, officers, representatives, volunteers or customers including direct or indirect damages or explain aspects of science, engineering, or technology and any promotion of the Exhibitor's company

Saskatchewan, University of

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Effective May 1, 2013, UT System rolled out the use of Concur for online booking of business travel. The University of Texas at Dallas faculty and staff can utilize one simple tool to book their flights, car rentals, and hotel stays.  

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. The University of Texas at Dallas faculty and staff can utilize one simple tool to book their flights, car rentals, and hotel stays. Advantages of Booking through Concur: Ease of booking all travel necessities Personal Credit Card (for hotels or non-direct bill car rentals) #12;#12;Travel Arrangers and Assistants

O'Toole, Alice J.

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Hydroxypyridonate chelating agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Chelating agents having 1-hydroxy-2-pyridinone (HOPO) and related moieties incorporated within their structures, including polydentate HOPO-substituted polyamines such as spermidine and spermine, and HOPO-substituted desferrioxamine. The chelating agents are useful in selectively removing certain cations from solution, and are particularly useful as ferric ion and actinide chelators. Novel syntheses of the chelating agents are provided.

Raymond, Kenneth N. (Berkeley, CA); Scarrow, Robert C. (Minneapolis, MN); White, David L. (Oakland, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Privilege Management of Mobile Agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... A number of models exist for describing ... Figure 1: Agent System Model Mobile agent ... encountered in deploying agent-based applications [Jan99]. ...

2000-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Agent Tcl: A transportable agent system Robert S. Gray  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Agent Tcl: A transportable agent system Robert S. Gray Department of Computer Science Dartmouth of Agent Tcl is to address the weaknesses of existing transportable-agent systems. Agent Tcl willrun describes the architecture of Agent Tcl and its current im- plementation and presents four information

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IM Free Agent Sign Up 1 Wanted! Intramurals Free Agents!  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

IM Free Agent Sign Up 1 Wanted! Intramurals Free Agents! Individuals who do not have a full team a "Free Agent". Within the UNLV Intramural Sports program there are multiple ways to improve a Free Agent will not force any team to accept a Free Agent participant. History and research has shown that Free Agents

Hemmers, Oliver

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The human agent virtual environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe a multi-agent simulation called the Human Agent Virtual Environment (or HAVE). HAVE is a test bed to explore agent-environment interaction in multi-agent simulation for defence applications. The primary research driver in the ... Keywords: agents and cognitive models, defence, multi-agent simulation and modeling

Michael Papasimeon; Adrian R. Pearce; Simon Goss

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project: Intelligent Building Agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... agents to achieve a common goal, such as minimizing energy consumption and ... it possible to solve the problem of building system optimization in a ...

2012-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Agents for the Masses?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... CDT are satisfied that the models they have ... MR Genesereth, “An Agent-Based Framework for Interoperabil- ity ... one another, such a model is insuf ...

2007-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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TMS: Mailing List Rentals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

List your company in the TMS directory [MORE] ... Through utilizing a TMS mailing list, your organization can reach over 10,000 professionals within the minerals ...

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Rental Company Corporate Discount #  

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with your emergency contact. Airline Fuel Surcharges: Our air inclusive vacations are priced in- cluding airline fuel surcharges. These fuel surcharges are assessed by the airlines and are subject to increase will display your vacation land package, base airfare, fuel surcharge and all taxes and fees as separate line

Harms, Kyle E.

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Rental Company Corporate Discount #  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the in-tour airfare (included as part of the program cost), airport taxes, security or fuel surcharges, VA 24450 or fax to (540) 458-8478. Potential Fuel Surcharge: A ship fuel surcharge has already been governmental regulations may make it necessary to assess an additional fuel surcharge. We appreciate your

Stephens, Jacqueline

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From social agents to multi-agent systems: preliminary report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a formal analysis of social interaction within a multi-agent system. The concept of a social agent is introduced as the elemental building block of multi-agent systems. Social agents can be individual (BDI) agents or aggregations ...

Maria Fasli

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coordinating Intelligent Agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This chapter will focus on how to get organizations - multiple software agents and perhaps humans - to coordinate thier activities when they are working on shared, loosely coupled problems, such as engineering design or information gathering. It will ...

Keith Decker

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Computing with strategic agents  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation studies mechanism design for various combinatorial problems in the presence of strategic agents. A mechanism is an algorithm for allocating a resource among a group of participants, each of which has a ...

Immorlica, Nicole, 1978-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Client Software Agents in FCVW  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Software agents are a rapidly developing field of Computer Science. The need for software agents is felt in various applications and environments. It has therefore become essential to study agents with respect to the various environments in which operate. ...

Elhadi Shakshuki; Ivan Tomek; Omkarnath Prabhu

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

59

On a Hierarchically Decomposed Agent  

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I believe that an agent-based model constructed with thean appropriate agent-based simulation. The model intends tomodel represents a decomposition of intent, based on the idea that an agent’

Suarez, E. Dante

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

Evaluating mobile agent platform security  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agent mobility requires additional security standards. While the theoretical aspects of mobile agent security have been widely studied, there are few studies about the security standards of current agent platforms. In this paper, test cases are proposed ...

Axel Bürkle; Alice Hertel; Wilmuth Müller; Martin Wieser

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem  

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for information market failures in unlabeled energymarket premiums from energy efficiency investments may be miti- gated due to asymmetric informationenergy efficiency in real estate markets (EPA (2003)). 8 Sources of asymmetric information

Papineau, Maya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

market premiums from energy efficiency investments may be miti- gated due to asymmetric informationenergy efficiency in real estate markets (EPA (2003)). 8 Sources of asymmetric informationenergy efficient build- ings remains a first order concern, for several reasons that extend beyond the potential for information market

Papineau, Maya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem  

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similar estimated energy savings as green-labeled buildings.explains how energy codes differ from green labels, and howstrategy. How energy standards differ from green labels The

Papineau, Maya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem  

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against the impact of energy price increases, they may findincluding the impact of energy prices). Plus utilitiescovariates. Since energy prices affect the cost of

Papineau, Maya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem  

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Energy Savings and Economic Analysis of Updating New Mexico?energy savings. States that have followed this approach include Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico

Papineau, Maya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Countermeasures for Mobile Agent Security  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... A number of models exist for describing agent ... into an effective security model is clearly ... There are a number of agent-based application domains for ...

2007-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

67

Agent Tcl: A transportable agent system Robert S. Gray \\Lambda  

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Agent Tcl: A transportable agent system Robert S. Gray \\Lambda Department of Computer Science Tcl is a transportable­agent system that is under development at Dartmouth College. A transportable and efficient alter­ native. The goal of Agent Tcl is to address the weaknesses of existing transportable

68

A multi-agent simulation for social agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agent-based modeling of human social behavior is an increasingly important research area. Many fully functional multi-agent systems have been developed and have been put to use over the years. But efficient scalable and robust social systems are difficult ... Keywords: agent simulation, cognitive modeling, social agents

Yu Zhang; Phillip Coleman; Michael Pellon; Jason Leezer

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Agent based process management: applying intelligent agents to workflow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an Agent-based Process Management System (APMS) architecture that combines recent developments in autonomous agent technology and distributed computing platforms. It argues that a service-oriented view is required in order ...

P. D. O'Brien; M. E. Wiegand

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Emulsified blasting agents  

SciTech Connect

This article describes an improved blasting agent which is being tailor-blended with bulk ANFO to provide more explosive energy and better water resistance when the blasting conditions call for it. The proportions of the emulsion/ANFO mix are easily changed at the blasthole site because both materials can be selectively mixed in modified bulk-explosive trucks before loading the blasting agents into the holes. Such blends are helping speed stripping at a number of surface mines and are leading to cost savings in production, ranging from 10% to 30%, depending upon application, even though the actual cost of a blend will be higher than if bulk ANFO is used alone.

Chironis, N.P.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Rigid bifunctional chelating agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Bicyclo[2.2.2]octane-2,3 diamine-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acids (BODTA) and bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane-2,3 diamine-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid (BHDTA) are chelating agents useful in forming detectably labeled bioconjugate compounds for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. New compounds and processes of forming BODTA and BHDTA are disclosed. Radioimmunoconjugates of the present invention show high and prolonged tumor uptake with low normal tissue uptakes.

Sweet, Mark P. (Coram, NY); Mease, Ronnie C. (Fairfax, VA); Srivastava, Suresh C. (Setauket, NY)

2000-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

72

Rigid bifunctional chelating agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Bicyclo›2.2.2! octane-2,3 diamine-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acids (BODTA) and bicyclo›2.2.1! heptane-2,3 diamine-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid (BHDTA) are chelating agents useful in forming detectably labeled bioconjugate compounds for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. New compounds and processes of forming BODTA and BHDTA are disclosed. Radioimmunoconjugates of the present invention show high and prolonged tumor uptake with low normal tissue uptakes.

Sweet, Mark P. (Coram, NY); Mease, Ronnie C. (Fairfax, VA); Srivastava, Suresh C. (Setauket, NY)

1998-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

73

Rigid bifunctional chelating agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Bicyclo[2.2.2] octane-2,3 diamine-N,N,N`,N`-tetraacetic acids (BODTA) and bicyclo[2.2.1] heptane-2,3 diamine-N,N,N`,N`-tetraacetic acid (BHDTA) are chelating agents useful in forming detectably labeled bioconjugate compounds for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. New compounds and processes of forming BODTA and BHDTA are disclosed. Radioimmunoconjugates of the present invention show high and prolonged tumor uptake with low normal tissue uptakes.

Sweet, M.P.; Mease, R.C.; Srivastava, S.C.

1998-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

74

Automated gesturing for embodied agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present our recent results in automatic facial gesturing of graphically embodied animated agents. In one case, conversational agent is driven by speech in automatic Lip Sync process. By analyzing speech input, lip movements are determined ...

Goranka Zoric; Karlo Smid; Igor S. Pandzic

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Multiple agents moving target search  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditional single-agent search algorithms usually make simplifying assumptions (single search agent, stationary target, complete knowledge of the state, and sufficient time). There are algorithms for relaxing one or two of these constraints; in this ...

Mark Goldenberg; Alexander Kovarsky; Xiaomeng Wu; Jonathan Schaeffer

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Towards Manageable Mobile Agent Infrastructures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses the problem of managing distributed mobile agent infrastructures. First, the weaknesses of current mobile agent implementations will be discussed and identified from the manageability viewpoint. The solutions devised and experimented ...

Paulo Simões; Paulo Marques; Luís Moura Silva; João Gabriel Silva; Fernando Boavida

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Research directions in agent communication  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Increasingly, software engineering involves open systems consisting of autonomous and heterogeneous participants or agents who carry out loosely coupled interactions. Accordingly, understanding and specifying communications among agents ... Keywords: Communication

Amit K. Chopra, Alexander Artikis, Jamal Bentahar, Marco Colombetti, Frank Dignum, Nicoletta Fornara, Andrew J. I. Jones, Munindar P. Singh, Pinar Yolum

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Improved Antifoam Agents for SRS  

Demonstrate antifoam effectiveness in actual waste testing ... Final Report: Illinois Institute ... The antifoam agent was not impacted by the ...

79

Designing Self-Modifying Agents  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Agents need to be able to adapt to changes in their environment. One way to achieve this, is to provide agents with the ability of self-modification. Self-modification requires reflection and strategies with which new knowledge can be acquired, a necessary condition for creativity. This paper describes a knowledge-level model for the design of self-modifying agents and explores the feasibility of automatically designing self-modifying agents.

Frances M.T. Brazier; Frances M. T; Brazier; Niek J. E. Wijngaards

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Agents, Crawlers, and Web Retrieval  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we survey crawlers, a specific type of agents used by search engines. We also explore the relation with generic agents and how agent technology or variants of it could help to develop search engines that are more effective, efficient, and ...

Ricardo A. Baeza-Yates; José M. Piquer

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Flexible, secure agent development framework  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

While an agent generator is generating an intelligent agent, it can also evaluate the data processing platform on which it is executing, in order to assess a risk factor associated with operation of the agent generator on the data processing platform. The agent generator can retrieve from a location external to the data processing platform an open site that is configurable by the user, and load the open site into an agent substrate, thereby creating a development agent with code development capabilities. While an intelligent agent is executing a functional program on a data processing platform, it can also evaluate the data processing platform to assess a risk factor associated with performing the data processing function on the data processing platform.

Goldsmith; Steven Y. (Rochester, MN)

2009-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

82

A Model for Informed Negotiating Agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose that the key to building intelligent negotiating agents is to take an agent's historic observations as primitive, to model that agent's changing uncertainty in that information, and to use that model as the foundation for the agent's reasoning. ...

John Debenham; Simeon Simoff

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Free ebook Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent Decontamination pdf download.Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent ...

84

Enhanced Detection of Toxic Agents  

in the development of their AquaSentinel water quality monitoring system by ... chemical, biological, or radiological agents in the fluid. Integration of biased AC

85

Agent Tcl: A flexible and secure mobile-agent system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An information agent manages all or a portion of a user's information space. The electronic resources in this space are often distributed across a network and can contain tremendous quantities of data. Mobile agents provide efficient access to such resources and are a powerful tool for implementing information agents. A mobile agent is an autonomous program that can migrate from machine to machine in a heterogeneous network. By migrating to the location of a resource, the agent can access the resource efficiently even if network conditions are poor or the resource has a low-level interface. Telescript is the best-known mobile-agent system. Telescript, however, requires the programmer to learn and work with a complex object-oriented language and a complex security model. Agent Tcl, on the other hand, is a simple, flexible, and secure system that is based on the Tcl scripting language and the Safe Tcl extension. In this paper we describe the architecture of Agent Tcl and its current implementation.

Robert S. Gray

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Implementing Lego Agents Using Jason  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since many of the currently available multi-agent frameworks are generally mostly intended for research, it can be difficult to built multi-agent systems using physical robots. In this report I describe a way to combine the multi-agent framework Jason, an extended version of the agent-oriented programming language AgentSpeak, with Lego robots to address this problem. By extending parts of the Jason reasoning cycle I show how Lego robots are able to complete tasks such as following lines on a floor and communicating to be able to avoid obstacles with minimal amount of coding. The final implementation is a functional extension that is able to built multi-agent systems using Lego agents, however there are some issues that have not been addressed. If the agents are highly dependent on percepts from their sensors, they are required to move quite slowly, because there currently is a high delay in the reasoning cycle, when it is combined with a robot. Overall the system is quite robust and can be used to make simple...

Jensen, Andreas Schmidt

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Emotions to control agent deliberation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The execution of an artificial agent is usually implemented with a sense--reason--act cycle. This cycle includes tasks such as event processing, generating and revising plans, and selecting actions to execute. However, there are typically many choices ... Keywords: agent programming languages, emotions

Bas R. Steunebrink; Mehdi Dastani; John-Jules Ch. Meyer

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Agent Communications using Distributed Metaobjects  

SciTech Connect

There are currently two proposed standards for agent communication languages, namely, KQML (Finin, Lobrou, and Mayfield 1994) and the FIPA ACL. Neither standard has yet achieved primacy, and neither has been evaluated extensively in an open environment such as the Internet. It seems prudent therefore to design a general-purpose agent communications facility for new agent architectures that is flexible yet provides an architecture that accepts many different specializations. In this paper we exhibit the salient features of an agent communications architecture based on distributed metaobjects. This architecture captures design commitments at a metaobject level, leaving the base-level design and implementation up to the agent developer. The scope of the metamodel is broad enough to accommodate many different communication protocols, interaction protocols, and knowledge sharing regimes through extensions to the metaobject framework. We conclude that with a powerful distributed object substrate that supports metaobject communications, a general framework can be developed that will effectively enable different approaches to agent communications in the same agent system. We have implemented a KQML-based communications protocol and have several special-purpose interaction protocols under development.

Goldsmith, Steven Y.; Spires, Shannon V.

1999-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

89

Participatory, embodied, multi-agent simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We will demonstrate the integration of a software-based multi-agent modeling platform with a participatory simulation environment and real-time control over a physical agent (robot). Both real and virtual participants will be able to act as agents in ... Keywords: embedded agents, multi-agent simulation, participatory simulation, robotics, sensors

Paulo Blikstein; William Rand; Uri Wilensky

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Evaluating the security of mobile agent platforms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobility of software agents requires additional security measures. While the theoretical aspects of mobile agent security have been widely studied, there are few studies about the security levels of current agent platforms. In this paper, test cases ... Keywords: Agent platforms, Mobile agents, Security

Axel Bürkle; Alice Hertel; Wilmuth Müller; Martin Wieser

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Context-Dependent Network Agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design of dynamic networks and their embedded agents is one of the most challenging tasks in modern technology. This is particularly true of the U.S. power grid, the target application for the technology being developed by the Context-Dependent Network Agents (CDNA) Consortium in the EPRI/DOD Initiative on Complex Interactive Networks/Systems. This report develops the thesis that the agility and robustness of networks can be improved significantly by making some of the agents in the network more cont...

2000-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

92

Nuclear magnetic resonance contrast agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A family of contrast agents for use in magnetic resonance imaging and a method of enhancing the contrast of magnetic resonance images of an object by incorporating a contrast agent of this invention into the object prior to forming the images or during formation of the images. A contrast agent of this invention is a paramagnetic lanthanide hexaazamacrocyclic molecule, where a basic example has the formula LnC.sub.16 H.sub.14 N.sub.6. Important applications of the invention are in medical diagnosis, treatment, and research, where images of portions of a human body are formed by means of magnetic resonance techniques.

Smith, Paul H. (Los Alamos, NM); Brainard, James R. (Los Alamos, NM); Jarvinen, Gordon D. (Los Alamos, NM); Ryan, Robert R. (Los Alamos, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Nuclear magnetic resonance contrast agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A family of contrast agents for use in magnetic resonance imaging and a method of enhancing the contrast of magnetic resonance images of an object by incorporating a contrast agent of this invention into the object prior to forming the images or during formation of the images. A contrast agent of this invention is a paramagnetic lanthanide hexaazamacrocyclic molecule, where a basic example has the formula LnC{sub 16}H{sub 14}N{sub 6}. Important applications of the invention are in medical diagnosis, treatment, and research, where images of portions of a human body are formed by means of magnetic resonance techniques. 10 figs.

Smith, P.H.; Brainard, J.R.; Jarvinen, G.D.; Ryan, R.R.

1997-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

94

1998 EMC: Rental Car Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Meeting rates offered from: Washington, DC. Car Class, Daily Rate Per Day $, Weekend Per Day $, Weekly 5-7 Days $. A, Compact 2-Door, 44.99, 24.99, 204.99.

95

UCSB Transportation Services Vehicle Rentals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.00 Sedan, Malibu Hybrid $32.00 $192.00 $640.00 $0.34 $50.00 Sedan, Prius Hybrid $32.00 $192.00 $640.00 $0

96

Applications of agent based simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper provides a survey and analysis of applications of Agent Based Simulation (ABS). A framework for describing and assessing the applications is presented and systematically applied. A general conclusion from the study is that even if ABS seems ...

Paul Davidsson; Johan Holmgren; Hans Kyhlbäck; Dawit Mengistu; Marie Persson

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

ACTILOG: An Agent Activation Language  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ACTILOG is a language to write generalized condition ¿ action activation rules. We propose it as an alternative and a complement to OPENLOG [6], another agent logic programming language for an abductive reasoner. We want to show how implications (conditional ...

Jacinto A. Dávila

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Triggered pore-forming agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An inactive pore-forming agent which is activated to lytic function by a condition such as pH, light, heat, reducing potential, or metal ion concentration, or substance such as a protease, at the surface of a cell.

Bayley, Hagan (Grafton, MA); Walker, Barbara J. (Auburn, MA); Chang, Chung-yu (Worcester, MA); Niblack, Brett (Nashville, TN); Panchal, Rekha (Shrewsbury, MA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Information needs in agent teamwork  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Members of effective human teams can often anticipate information needs of teammates and offer relevant information to them proactively. Such capabilities are highly desirable for agent teams to achieve better teamwork processes for supporting information ...

John Yen; Xiaocong Fan; Richard A. Volz

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Toxic Chemical Agent Decontamination Emulsions, Their ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

This invention is related to decontaminating agents and amethod for the decontamination of ... which have been contaminated with toxic chemical agents ...

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101

Behavior-based remote executing agents  

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remote execution semantics, and intermediary commu- nication handling)remote, more advantageous, location. ReAgents simplify the use of mobile agent technology by transparently handling

Hung, Eugene

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Nuclear magnetic resonance contrast agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, also known simply as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). MRI and MRS are particularly useful in medical research and diagnosis. MRI may be used in addition to x-ray imaging. This invention concerns a family of contrast agents for use in magnetic resonance imaging and a method of enhancing the contrast of magnetic resonance images of an object by incorporating a contrast agent of this invention into the object prior to forming the images or during formation of the images. A contrast agent of this invention is a paramagnetic lanthanide hexaazamacrocyclic molecule, where a basic example has the formula LnC{sub 16}H{sub 14}N{sub 6}. Important applications of the invention are in medical diagnosis, treatment, and research, where images of portions of a human body are formed by means of magnetic resonance techniques. 2 figs.

Smith, P.H.; Brainard, J.R.; Jarvinen, G.D.; Ryan, R.R.

1989-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

103

Specifying and reasoning about uncertain agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Logical formalisation of agent behaviour is desirable, not only in order to provide a clear semantics of agent-based systems, but also to provide the foundation for sophisticated reasoning techniques to be used on, and by, the agents themselves. The ... Keywords: Agents, Decision procedure, Knowledge and belief, Probabilistic modal logic

Nivea de Carvalho Ferreira; Michael Fisher; Wiebe van der Hoek

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Agent communication pragmatics: the cognitive coherence approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Different approaches have investigated the syntax and semantics of agent communication languages. However, these approaches have not indicated how agents should dynamically use communications. Instead of filling this pragmatics gap, most approaches have ... Keywords: Agent communication language, Cognitive coherence, Dialogue games, Multi-agents systems, Pragmatics, Social commitments

Philippe Pasquier; Brahim Chaib-Draa

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Introductory Notes on AgentIntroductory Notes on Agent--Based Modeling,Based Modeling, AgentAgent--Oriented Programming, & AMESOriented Programming, & AMES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with methods that act on this data -Global regularities arise from the interactions of distributed agents #12,...) - Physical entities (weather, landscape, electric grids,...) #12;5 Partial depiction of agents a system as a collection of interacting "agents" -Each agent is an entity encapsulating data together

Tesfatsion, Leigh

106

Chemical agent decontamination composition comprising a ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Title: Chemical agent decontamination composition comprising a perfluorinated alkyl bromide Date: 05/13/2008

107

Universal Parsing Agent™ - Available Technologies - PNNL  

Search PNNL. PNNL Home; About; Research; Publications; Jobs; News; Contacts; Universal Parsing Agent ...

108

A Roadmap of Agent Research and Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper provides an overview of research and development activities in the field of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. It aims to identify key concepts and applications, and to indicate how they relate to one-another. Some historical context ... Keywords: autonomous agents, history, multi-agent systems

Nicholas R. Jennings; Katia Sycara; Michael Wooldridge

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Agent Tcl: Alpha Release 1.1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Agent Tcl is a transportable agent system. The agents are written in an extended version of the Tool Command Lanuage (Tcl). Each agent can suspend its execution at an arbitrary point, transport to another machine and resume execution on the new machine. This migration is accomplished with the agent jump command. agent jump captures the current state of the Tcl script and transfers this state to the destination machine. The state is restored on the new machine and the Tcl script continues its execution from the command immediately after the agent jump. In addition to migration, agents can send messages to each other and can establish direct connections. A direct connection is more efficient than message passing for bulk data transfer. Finally, agents can use the Tk toolkit to create graphical user interfaces on their current machine. Agent Tcl is implemented as two components. The first component is an extended Tcl interpreter. The second component is a server which runs on each machine...

Robert Gray

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Limonene and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol cleaning agent  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol and limonene or terpineol cleaning agent and method for formulating and/or using the cleaning agent. This cleaning agent effectively removes both polar and nonpolar contaminants from various electrical and mechanical parts and is readily used without surfactants, thereby reducing the need for additional cleaning operations. The cleaning agent is warm water rinsable without the use of surfactants. The cleaning agent can be azeotropic, enhancing ease of use in cleaning operations and ease of recycling.

Bohnert, George W. (Harrisonville, MO); Carter, Richard D. (Lee' s Summit, MO); Hand, Thomas E. (Lee' s Summit, MO); Powers, Michael T. (Santa Rosa, CA)

1996-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

111

Limonene and tetrahydrofurfurly alcohol cleaning agent  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol and limonene cleaning agent and method for formulating and/or using the cleaning agent. This cleaning agent effectively removes both polar and nonpolar contaminants from various electrical and mechanical parts and is readily used without surfactants, thereby reducing the need for additional cleaning operations. The cleaning agent is warm water rinsable without the use of surfactants. The cleaning agent can be azeotropic, enhancing ease of use in cleaning operations and ease of recycling.

Bohnert, George W. (Harrisonville, MO); Carter, Richard D. (Lee' s Summit, MO); Hand, Thomas E. (Lee' s Summit, MO); Powers, Michael T. (Santa Rosa, CA)

1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

112

Limonene and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol cleaning agent  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol and limonene cleaning agent and method for formulating and/or using the cleaning agent. This cleaning agent effectively removes both polar and nonpolar contaminants from various electrical and mechanical parts and is readily used without surfactants, thereby reducing the need for additional cleaning operations. The cleaning agent is warm water rinsable without the use of surfactants. The cleaning agent can be azeotropic, enhancing ease of use in cleaning operations and ease of recycling.

Bohnert, G.W.; Carter, R.D.; Hand, T.E.; Powers, M.T.

1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

113

Nucleotide cleaving agents and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a unique series of nucleotide cleaving agents and a method for cleaving a nucleotide sequence, whether single-stranded or double-stranded DNA or RNA, using and a cationic metal complex having at least one polydentate ligand to cleave the nucleotide sequence phosphate backbone to yield a hydroxyl end and a phosphate end.

Que, Jr., Lawrence (Roseville, MN); Hanson, Richard S. (Falcon Heights, MN); Schnaith, Leah M. T. (Redwing, MN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Intelligent agents for pandemic modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Pandemic scenarios are very complex due to the wide number of variables and critical aspects which have to be considered. In fact these phenomena evolve quickly with strong inertia and influence of stochastic components (i.e. mutation, human decisions, ... Keywords: health care modeling, human behavior, intelligent agents, pandemic

Agostino G. Bruzzone; Marina Massei; Francesca Madeo; Federico Tarone; Julija Petuhova

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Artificial Agent Action in Markets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We summarise our experiences of a number of demonstrators and simulation experiments designed to test the feasibility of using artificial decision making agents in real-time domains, and comment on the significance of our results to autonomous artificial ... Keywords: norm, pronouncer, real-time decision making, simulation, trust

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Optimal reorganization of agent formations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article we address the problem of determining how a structured formation of autonomous undistinguishable agents can be reorganized into another, eventually non-rigid, formation based on changes in the environment, perhaps unforeseeable. The methodology ... Keywords: combinatorial optimization, dynamic programming, formation reorganization

Dalila B. M. M. Fontes; Fernando A. C. C. Fontes

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Agent Tcl: A exible and secure mobile-agent Submitted to the Faculty  

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Agent Tcl: A exible and secure mobile-agent system A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty in partial ful malicious machines), and insulating the agent against network and machine failures. Agent Tcl is a mobile-agent system under development at Dartmouth College that has evolved from a Tcl-only system into a multiple

118

Agent Tcl: Alpha Release 1.1  

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Agent Tcl is a transportable agent system. The agents are written in an extended version of the Tool Command Lanuage (Tcl). Each agent can suspend its execution at an arbitrary point, transport to another machine and resume execution on the new machine. This migration is accomplished with the agent jump command. agent jump captures the current state of the Tcl script and transfers this state to the destination machine. The state is restored on the new machine and the Tcl script continues its execution from the command immediately after the agent jump. In addition to migration, agents can send messages to each other and can establish direct connections. A direct connection is more efficient than message passing for bulk data transfer. Finally, agents can use the Tk toolkit to create graphical user interfaces on their current machine. Agent Tcl is implemented as two components. The first component is an extended Tcl interpreter. The second component is a server which runs on each machine. The server accepts incoming agents, messages and connection requests and keeps track of the agents that are running on its machine. An alpha release of Agent Tcl is available for public use. This documentation describes how to obtain and compile the source code, how to run the server and how to write transportable agents.

Robert Gray Department; Robert S. Gray

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Multi-agent Infrastructure, Agent Discovery, Middle Agents for Web Services and Interoperation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This chapter has two parts. In Part I, we present an overview of issues in modeling Multi Agent Systems (MAS), discuss what features and components are required for a MAS infrastructure, and present a model of a generic infrastructure. In addition, we ...

Katia P. Sycara

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

U-044: HP Operations Agent and Performance Agent Lets Local Users Access a  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

44: HP Operations Agent and Performance Agent Lets Local Users 44: HP Operations Agent and Performance Agent Lets Local Users Access a Restricted Directory U-044: HP Operations Agent and Performance Agent Lets Local Users Access a Restricted Directory November 23, 2011 - 8:00am Addthis PROBLEM: HP Operations Agent and Performance Agent Lets Local Users Access a Restricted Directory. PLATFORM: HP Operations Agent v11.00 and Performance Agent v4.73, v5.0 for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris ABSTRACT: A local user can access a directory on the target system. reference LINKS: HP Security Bulletin Document ID: c03091656 CVE-2011-4160 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026345 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: A vulnerability was reported in HP Operations Agent and Performance Agent. A local user can access data on the target system. A local user can gain

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An Agent Based Classification Model  

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The major function of this model is to access the UCI Wisconsin Breast Can- cer data-set[1] and classify the data items into two categories, which are normal and anomalous. This kind of classifi cation can be referred as anomaly detection, which discriminates anomalous behaviour from normal behaviour in computer systems. One popular solution for anomaly detection is Artifi cial Immune Sys- tems (AIS). AIS are adaptive systems inspired by theoretical immunology and observed immune functions, principles and models which are applied to prob- lem solving. The Dendritic Cell Algorithm (DCA)[2] is an AIS algorithm that is developed specifi cally for anomaly detection. It has been successfully applied to intrusion detection in computer security. It is believed that agent-based mod- elling is an ideal approach for implementing AIS, as intelligent agents could be the perfect representations of immune entities in AIS. This model evaluates the feasibility of re-implementing the DCA in an agent-based simulation environ- ...

Gu, Feng; Greensmith, Julie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Introducing the tileworld: experimentally evaluating agent architectures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe a system called Tileworld, which consists of a simulated robot agent and a simulated environment which is both dynamic and unpredictable. Both the agent and the environment are highly parameterized, enabling one to control certain characteristics ...

Martha E. Pollack; Marc Ringuette

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Chelating agents for technetium-99M  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to a novel family of Technetium chelating agents (ligands) based upon amide and mercaptide donor groups.

Fritzberg, A.R.; Kasina, S.

1987-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

124

Chelating agents for technetium-99M  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to a novel family of Technetium chelating agents (ligands) based upon amide and mercaptide donor groups.

Fritzberg, Alan R. (Salt Lake City, UT); Kasina, Sudhakar (Salt Lake City, UT)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Chemical Warfare Agent Decontamination Foaming Composition And ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Field of the InventionThe present invention relates to foaming chemical warfare agent decontamination compositions. More particularly, ...

126

Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Description. Chemical and biological warfare agents are threats to the military and civilians alike in both terrorist and conventional warfare ...

127

Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent Decontamination: George O. Bizzigolli, Richard P. Rhoads, Stephen J. Lee: 9781906799069: Books - ...

128

Extinguishing agent for combustible metal fires  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low chloride extinguishing agent for combustible metal fires comprising from substantially 75 to substantially 94 weight percent of sodium carbonate as the basic fire extinguishing material, from substantially 1 to substantially 5 weight percent of a water-repellent agent such as a metal stearate, from substantially 2 to substantially 10 weight percent of a flow promoting agent such as attapulgus clay, and from substantially 3 to substantially 15 weight percent of a polyamide resin as a crusting agent.

Riley, John F. (Menominee, MI); Stauffer, Edgar Eugene (Wallace, MI)

1976-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

129

Rational Coordination in Multi-Agent Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We adopt the decision-theoretic principle of expected utility maximization as a paradigm for designing autonomous rational agents, and present a framework that uses this paradigm to determine the choice of coordinated action. We endow an agent with a ... Keywords: agent modeling, coordination, decision theory, game theory, rationality

Piotr J. Gmytrasiewicz; Edmund H. Durfee

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Intelligent agents for QoS management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses the structural and behavioral characteristics of multi-agent system (MAS) for Quality of Service (QoS) management using MESSAGE (Methodology for Engineering Systems of Software Agents) modeling language that extends UML (Unified ... Keywords: MESSAGE/UML, QoS management, intelligent agents

Krunoslav Trzec; Darko Huljenic

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

An Agent Model for Personal Development Support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces an agent-based support model for leadership, which can be used by an ambient system to support a leader in the development of his team member(s). Using model-based reasoning, an intelligent agent analyses the development level of ... Keywords: leadership, agent-based support model

Tibor Bosse; Rob Duell; Zulfiqar A. Memon; Jan Treur; C. Natalie van der Wal

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Hydroxypyridonate chelating agents and synthesis thereof  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Chelating agents having 1-hydroxy-2-pyridinone (HOPO) and related moieties incorporated within their structures, including polydentate HOPO-substituted polyamines such as spermidine and spermine, and HOPO-substituted desferrioxamine. The chelating agents are useful in selectively removing certain cations from solution, and are particularly useful as ferric ion and actinide chelators. Novel syntheses of the chelating agents are provided. 4 tabs.

Raymond, K.N.; Scarrow, R.C.; White, D.L.

1985-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

133

Multiple Bypass: Interposition Agents for Distributed Computing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interposition agents are a well-known device for attaching legacy applications to distributed systems. However, agents are difficult to build and are often large, monolithic pieces of software which are suited only to limited applications or systems. ... Keywords: distributed system, interposition agent, remote execution

Douglas Thain; Miron Livny

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Managing trust in distributed agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Software agent technology has attracted much attention for developing various distributed systems, composed of autonomous agents interacting with one another using particular mechanisms and protocols. Such systems provide high-level reconfigurability, ... Keywords: distributed agent systems, security, situation-awareness, trust, trust management

Stephen S. Yau

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

On Mobile Agents Resistance to Traffic Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper will concern itself with a formulation of a traffic analysis problem for mobile agents. It is an interesting theoretical problem as well as a critical feature when using agents on a massive scale in decision making systems. The decision making ... Keywords: Mobile agents security, security protocols, side channel attacks, traffic analysis

Kamil Kulesza; Zbigniew Kotulski; Konrad Kulesza

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Integrating the Havana agent platform into the existing web infrastructure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobile software agents represent an ideal mechanism for dealing with information overload and disconnected computing. Currently, however, they are not integrated into the existing web infrastructure and therefore no websites are agent-enabled. Two ... Keywords: MAS, agent gateway, agent integration, agent-based systems, business incentives, disconnected computing, information overload, internet, mobile agents, multi-agent systems, security, software agents, web agents, web infrastructure

Qusay H. Mahmoud; Leslie Yu

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Effectiveness of Intrinsically Motivated Adaptive Agent for Sustainable Human-Agent Interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To achieve sustainable human-agent interaction (HAI), we proposed a new model of intrinsically motivated adaptive agent, which learns about the human partner and behaves to satisfy its intrinsic motivation. To investigate the model's effectiveness, ... Keywords: Human-agent interaction (HAI), adaptive agent, intrinsic motivation, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), reinforcement learning

Takayuki Nozawa; Toshiyuki Kondo

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

D'Agents: applications and performance of a mobile-agent system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

D'Agents is a general-purpose mobile-agent system that has been used in several information-retrieval applications. In this paper, we first examine one such application, operational support for military field personnel, where D'Agents greatly simplifies ... Keywords: mobile agents, mobile code, performance, scalability

Robert S. Gray; George Cybenko; David Kotz; Ronald A. Peterson; Daniela Rus

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Intelligent Software Agents for Enhancing Sensor Networks ...  

Technology Marketing Summary Intelligent software agents developed by ORNL researchers can be used with sensor networks in distributed and centralized computing ...

140

Distributed Resources and Intelligent Agents - CECM  

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Distributed Resources and Intelligent Agents. Scientific collaboration ... This can also be expected of all of the third-generation web languages. The rest of this ...

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141

Chemical Warfare Agent Decontamination Solution - Patent 5859064  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

... and softens and removes paint.A need exists for a chemical warfare agent decontamination solution which is noncorrosive, nontoxic, nonflammable, ...

142

Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Chemical and biological warfare agents are continuing threats to the military on the battlefield as well as to civilians in the form of terrorist ...

143

Chemical Agent Decontamination Composition Comprising A ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Chemical warfare agents are stockpiled ... but also in today's climate of terrorist threats of WMD chemical attacks.Methods for decontamination of che ...

144

Handbook of chemical and biological warfare agent ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Get this from a library! Handbook of chemical and biological warfare agent decontamination. [George O Bizzigotti; et al] -- "A one-stop reference ...

145

EVALUATION OF SELECTED NFPA 2001 AGENTS FOR ...  

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... This is a typical energy level ... "V I 2001 Agents,;' 1993 CFC & Halon Alternatives CGnference, Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC, 20-22 Oct. 1993. ...

2011-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

146

Crossing the agent technology chasm: Lessons, experiences and challenges in commercial applications of agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agent software technologies are currently still in an early stage of market development, where, arguably, the majority of users adopting the technology are visionaries who have recognized the long-term potential of agent systems. Some current adopters ...

Steve Munroe; Tim Miller; Roxana A. Belecheanu; Michal P?chou?ek; Peter McBurney; Michael Luck

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Evolutionary virtual agent at an exhibition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the Evolutionary Virtual Agent (EVA) prototype designed as an interactive entertainment system for a multimedia exhibition. This implementation uses a behavioral engine based on a dynamical subsumption architecture and a 3D animated ... Keywords: conversational character, intelligent agent, physical model, virtual creature

Jean-Claude Heudin

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Improving Multi-Agent Architectural Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agents provide developers with a flexible way to structure systems around autonomous, communicating elements. To support the efficient development of such systems, design techniques need to be introduced. In this context, we propose an extension of the ... Keywords: Architectural Design, Multi-Agent Systems

Carla Silva; Jaelson Castro; Patrícia Tedesco; João Araújo; Ana Moreira; John Mylopoulos

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Fault reconnaissance agent for sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the key prerequisite for a scalable, effective and efficient sensor network is the utilization of low-cost, low-overhead and high-resilient fault-inference techniques. To this end, we propose an intelligent agent system with a problem solving ... Keywords: Management, expectation maximization algorithm, intelligent agents, wireless sensor networks

Elhadi M. Shakshuki; Xinyu Xing; Tarek R. Sheltami

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Multi-agent neural business control system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Small to medium sized companies require a business control mechanism in order to monitor their modus operandi and analyse whether they are achieving their goals. A tool for the decision support process was developed based on a multi-agent system that ... Keywords: Agents technology, Business control system, Case-based reasoning, Experience management, Maximum Likelihood Hebbian Learning, Reasoning

M. Lourdes Borrajo; Juan M. Corchado; Emilio S. Corchado; María A. Pellicer; Javier Bajo

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Animated Agents in K-12 Outreach: Preferred Agent Characteristics Across Developmental Levels  

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M. Johnson, Matthew DiDonato, and Martin Reisslein School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Eng methodology: agent gender, age, realism, clothing, personality, speech pace, and tutoring approach. A total potential to influence the effectiveness of the agent. External properties include agent age, gender

Reisslein, Martin

152

Inter-agent cooperation and communication for agent-based robust dynamic scheduling in steel production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a negotiation protocol proposed for inter-agent cooperation in a multi-agent system that we developed for optimisation and dynamic integrated scheduling within steel production. The negotiation protocol is a two-level bidding mechanism ... Keywords: Contract net protocol, Cooperation and coordination, Dynamic scheduling, Multi-agent systems, Robust scheduling, Steel production

D. Ouelhadj; S. Petrovic; P. I. Cowling; A. Meisels

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Blasting agent for blasting in hot boreholes  

SciTech Connect

A blasting agent is described which is resistant to decomposition when exposed to elevated temperatures (e.g., 325 to 350 F) for 24 hr. It is composed of an inorganic oxidizing salt such as ammonium nitrate; a high-boiling liquid oxygen-containing organic fuel, e.g., dibutyl phthalate; a densifying agent such as ferrophosphorus and a coating agent such as calcium stearate. A primer assembly contains the thermally stable blasting agent in a cartridge can. The assembly has a well at one end containing a high-explosive booster attached to high-energy detonating cord, which is in initiating relationship with a blasting cap. The metal-cartridged blasting agent and primer assembly are useful for blasting in hot boreholes, which can be either wet or dry. 9 claims.

Schaefer, W.E.

1974-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

154

FRAMEWORK FOR AGENT-BASED ROLE DELEGATION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes a framework for addressing the administration of role delegation introduced in the wellknown role-based access control model (RBAC). More specifically, this paper describes how a third party, called an agent, can administer the delegation of roles on behalf of a user who is a member of a certain role and wishes to delegate his role to another user who belongs to another role. Furthermore, this paper describes a framework of reference to systematically address the diverse manifestations of the agent-based delegation, such as Role participant agent, Non-role participant agent, Static, and Dynamic types of delegation and introduces an agent-based delegation model that illustrates delegation based on non-role participant delegation.

Ezedin Barka; Ravi Sandhu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Multi-Agent Simulation Using SWARM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The field of social simulation and agent base simulation modelling techniques is growing. With it grows the need for simulation tools. A way to reduce the effort of software development is to utilize generlized agent developmet tools. Today there exists tools that are based on the object oriented paradigm that provide libraries and graphical wizards. In this paper we introduce the Swarm tool. It was developed at the Santa Fe Institute. It is an agent simulation tool designed to help researchers in building multi-agent simulation models. It also offers a useful graphical representation of the simulation results. A brief overview of the steps to build agent based models is also represented. 1.

Course Name Agent-based; Ibrahim Jadalowen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Understanding conflict between landlords and tenants: implications for energy sensing and feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy use in the home is a topic of increasing interest and concern, and one on which technology can have a significant impact. However, existing work typically focuses on moderately affluent homeowners who have relative autonomy with respect to their ... Keywords: domestic computing, energy, inequality, sustainability

Tawanna Dillahunt; Jennifer Mankoff; Eric Paulos

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Mutual Valuations Between Agents And Their Coalitions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Introduction The notions of norms, coalitions and agents raise a lot of interesting questions. What makes agents form coalitions? When are new agents in a MAS considered to be members in a coalition? And when does a coalition think it might be time for certain agents to leave? Can we design agents in such a way that they will continuously improve and strengthen the coalitions that they are part of? Does the size of the coalition matter? Not all of these questions will be treated here, but we will try to provide some thoughts on things such as the value of a coalition having a certain agent as a member, continuous degrees of membership, and whether cheating is possible in such models. The question of whether to cooperate or not is not new. People in the area of game theory, e.g. Lloyd Shapley discussed the matter of values and alternative costs in n-person games already in the fifties. 1 He argued that the value of a cooperating agent is directly associated with the alternative cost

Stefan J. Johansson

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Natural chelating agents for radionuclide decorporation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to the production of metal-binding compounds useful for the therapy of heavy metal poisoning, for biological mining and for decorporation of radionuclides. The present invention deals with an orderly and effective method of producing new therapeutically effective chelating agents. This method uses challenge biosynthesis for the production of chelating agents that are specific for a particular metal. In this approach, the desired chelating agents are prepared from microorganisms challenged by the metal that the chelating agent is designed to detoxify. This challenge induces the formation of specific or highly selective chelating agents. The present invention involves the use of the challenge biosynthetic method to produce new complexing/chelating agents that are therapeutically useful to detoxify uranium, plutonium, thorium and other toxic metals. The Pseudomonas aeruginosa family of organisms is the referred family of microorganisms to be used in the present invention to produce the new chelating agent because this family is known to elaborate strains resistant to toxic metals.

Premuzic, E.T.

1985-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

159

Towards a Reference Model for Surveying Mobile Agent Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There are increasing numbers of systems and research projects involving software agents and mobile agents. However, there is no reference model or conceptual framework to compare the resulting systems. In this paper, we propose a reference model to identify, ... Keywords: agent-based applications, mobile agent systems, mobile agents

Alberto Rodrigues Silva; Artur Romão; Dwight Deugo; Miguel Mira Da Silva

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Provision of agent-based health care services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the last years there has been a growing interest worldwide in the application of agent technology for providing dynamic, flexible, and compound services. In this paper we report the design and implementation of a multi-agent system that provides health ... Keywords: Agents, co-ordination in multi-agent systems, data confidentiality, health care, medical ontologies, multi-agent systems, scheduling, security

Antonio Moreno; David Isern; David Sánchez

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Embedded Agents for District Heating Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate the applicability of multi-agent systems as a control approach for district heating systems. The consumers, i.e., the heat exchange systems, in current district heating systems are purely reactive devices without communication capabilities. ...

Paul Davidsson; Fredrik Wernstedt

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

MINERVA - A Dynamic Logic Programming Agent Architecture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The agent paradigm, commonly implemented by means of imperative languages mainly for reasons of efficiency, has recently increased its influence in the research and development of computational logic based systems. Since efficiency is not always the ...

João Alexandre Leite; José Júlio Alferes; Luís Moniz Pereira

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Semantically federating multi-agent organizations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We believe that successful co-operation between multi-agent systems providing services in a specific domain can be realized by constructing an infrastructure that supports the semantic interoperability between them. In this paper , we introduce a conceptual ...

Riza Cenk Erdur; Oguz Dikenelli; Inanç Seylan; Önder Gürcan

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

SPECIFIC SEQUESTERING AGENTS FOR THE ACTINIDES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for the actinides. Two tetra-catechol chelating agents wereprotons. The acidity of the catechol groups can be increased43 and 46. Figure 4. catechol aqueous solution, on a hanging

Raymond, Kenneth N.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Fuzzy coalition formation among rational cooperative agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Formation of coalitions in multi-agent systems (MAS) enables the development of efficient organizations. In the article, a model of fuzzy cooperative game with coalitions is described. It extends the model of the fuzzy coalition game with associated ...

Leonid B. Sheremetov; José C. Romero Cortés

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Agent-Based Modeling of Intracellular Transport  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We develop an agent-based model of the motion and pattern formation of vesicles. These intracellular particles can be found in four different modes of (undirected and directed) motion and can fuse with other vesicles. While the size of vesicles follows a log-normal distribution that changes over time due to fusion processes, their spatial distribution gives rise to distinct patterns. Their occurrence depends on the concentration of proteins which are synthesized based on the transcriptional activities of some genes. Hence, differences in these spatio-temporal vesicle patterns allow indirect conclusions about the (unknown) impact of these genes. By means of agent-based computer simulations we are able to reproduce such patterns on real temporal and spatial scales. Our modeling approach is based on Brownian agents with an internal degree of freedom, $\\theta$, that represents the different modes of motion. Conditions inside the cell are modeled by an effective potential that differs for agents dependent on their...

Birbaumer, Mirko; 10.1140/epjb/e2011-20283-x

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

The EO-1 Autonomous Science Agent  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An Autonomous Science Agent is currently flying onboard the Earth Observing One Spacecraft. This software enables the spacecraft to autonomously detect and respond to science events occurring on the Earth. The package includes software systems that perform ...

Steve Chien; Rob Sherwood; Daniel Tran; Benjamin Cichy; Gregg Rabideau; Rebecca Castano; Ashley Davies; Rachel Lee; Dan Mandl; Stuart Frye; Bruce Trout; Jerry Hengemihle; Jeff D'Agostino; Seth Shulman; Stephen Ungar; Thomas Brakke; Darrell Boyer; Jim Van Gaasbeck; Ronald Greeley; Thomas Doggett; Victor Baker; James Dohm; Felipe Ip

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Precursors to radiopharmaceutical agents for tissue imaging  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A class of radiolabeled compounds to be used in tissue imaging that exhibits rapid brain uptake, good brain:blood radioactivity ratios, and long retention times. The imaging agents are more specifically radioiodinated aromatic amines attached to dihydropyridine carriers, that exhibit heart as well as brain specificity. In addition to the radiolabeled compounds, classes of compounds are also described that are used as precursors and intermediates in the preparation of the imaging agents.

Srivastava, Prem C. (Oak Ridge, TN); Knapp, Jr., Furn F. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Achieving the promise of reuse with agent components  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using software agents as next generation flexible components and applying reuse technologies to rapidly construct agents and agent systems have great promise to improve application and system construction. Whether built on conventional distributed computing ...

Martin L. Griss; Robert R. Kessler

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Timed mobile agent planning for distributed information retrieval  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The most significant performance factors in Mobile Agent Planning (MAP) ARE; (a) the number of mobile agents, (b) the total routing time consumed by the participated agents, and (c) the time constraints, (such as information ready time and deadline triggered ...

Jin-Wook Baek; Gyu-Tae Kim; Heon-Young Yeom

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Dynamic mobile agent migration in Wireless Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Computing paradigm plays an important and fundamental role in collaborative processing in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). The client/server based paradigm and the mobile agent based paradigm are two popular computing models used to facilitate ... Keywords: WSN, ad hoc computing, ad hoc networks, agent-based systems, client-server computing, collaborative processing, computing paradigms, mobile agent computing, mobile agent itinerary, mobile agents, multi-agent systems, pervasive computing, sensor networks, simulation, ubiquitous computing, wireless networks

Yingyue Xu; Hairong Qi

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

A deployed multi-agent framework for distributed energy applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we describe the adaptation of an open-source multi-agent platform for distributed energy applications and the trial deployment of resource-controller agents. The platform provides real-time, two-way communication and decision making between ... Keywords: applications of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, collective and emergent agent behavior, frameworks, infrastructures and environments for agent systems

Geoff James; Dave Cohen; Robert Dodier; Glenn Platt; Doug Palmer

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Agent-based and multi-agent simulations: coming of age or in search of an identity?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An example of an agent-based model that implements decisionand environmental settings, agent-based models may have anwhat extent normative agent-based models are able to capture

Read, Dwight W

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Internal Evolution for Agent Cognition - Agent-Based Modelling of an Artificial Stock Market.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) is a powerful simulation technique with applications in several fields, in particular social sciences. Artificial Stock Market (ASM), introduced by a group… (more)

Hassanzadeh, Morteza

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Home Energy Saver  

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Seasons of Life Seasons of Life Changes in life mean changes in energy use, and opportunities to use that energy more efficiently. Looking for a rental: Just because you don't own a home doesn't mean you can't expect it to be efficient. Ask your prospective landlord what the energy costs are, and find out which forms of energy you pay for. Ask if any energy-efficiency upgrades are planned. A "free" appliance provided by your landlord may not be such a good deal if energy use is high. Use the appliances wisely: Manage your thermostat well Pay attention to dishwasher, clothes washer, and water heater settings.Meanwhile, lights, computers, televisions, and other devices you own and bring into the home are important energy users - shop wisely when you buy them. Home purchase: For most of us, buying a home is our greatest investment,

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Proceedings of the 2013 international conference on Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS) conference series brings together researchers from around the world to share the latest advances in the field. It provides a highprofile and high-quality forum for research in the theory and practice ...

Maria Gini, Onn Shehory, Takayuki Ito, Catholijn Jonker

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Transportation: Taxis, Shuttle, Limousines, Rental Cars ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Commercial Transportation Services Disclaimer: These commercial businesses have no official relationship with NIST. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

178

Land rental market development in Rural China.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??viii, 43 p. : ill. ; 30 cm HKUST Call Number: Thesis SOSC 2009 Che This paper examines the influences of off-farm labor participation and… (more)

Che, Yi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

1998 TMS Annual Meeting: Car Rental Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 1998 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held February 15-19, 1998 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting ...

180

Julian Szekely Memorial Symposium Rental Car Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Julian Szekely Memorial Symposium on Materials Processing will be held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 5-8, 1997.

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A survey of security in multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multi-agent systems (MAS) are a relatively new software paradigm that is being widely accepted in several application domains to address large and complex tasks. However, with the use of MAS in open, distributed and heterogeneous applications, the security ... Keywords: Agents, Multi-agent systems, Multi-agents, Security, Security in MAS

Rodolfo Carneiro Cavalcante; Ig Ibert Bittencourt; Alan Pedro da Silva; Marlos Silva; Evandro Costa; Robério Santos

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Resilient synchronization in robust networked multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we study local interaction rules that enable a network of dynamic agents to synchronize to a common zero-input state trajectory despite the malicious influence of a subset of adversary agents. The agents in the networked system influence ... Keywords: adversary, networked multi-agent system, resilience, synchronization

Heath J. LeBlanc; Xenofon D. Koutsoukos

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Decontamination of chemical and biological warfare agents with ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Publication » Decontamination of chemical and biological warfare agents with a single multi-functional material..

184

A scalable group communication mechanism for mobile agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many multi-agent applications based on mobile agents require message propagation among group of agents. A fast and scalable group communication mechanism can considerably improve performance of these applications. Unfortunately, most of the existing ... Keywords: group communication, mobile agents, multicast

Hojjat Jafarpour; Nasser Yazdani; Navid Bazzaz-zadeh

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Statistical behaviors of mobile agents in network routing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobile agent-based network routing is a new technique for routing in large-scale networks. An analysis of the searching activity and population growth of mobile agents is important for improving performance in agent-driven networks. In this paper, we ... Keywords: Mobile agents, Population distribution, Probability of success, Routing

Wenyu Qu; Keqiu Li; Masaru Kitsuregawa; Weilian Xue

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Agent-based social networking for mobile user  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays, social network services play an important role in users' everyday lives. This is especially emphasised in lives of users that belong to Generation Y. Young people often communicate and share various personal information with their family, ... Keywords: MAS, agent-based systems, agents, m-users, mobile networks, mobile users, multi-agent systems, social networking, social networks, software agents

Rebeka Belavic; Marko Basuga; Vedran Podobnik; Ana Petric; Ignac Lovrek

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Intelligent Software Agents: Sensor Integration and Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract In a post Macondo world the buzzwords are Integrity Management and Incident Response Management. The twin processes are not new but the opportunity to link the two is novel. Intelligent software agents can be used with sensor networks in distributed and centralized computing systems to enhance real-time monitoring of system integrity as well as manage the follow-on incident response to changing, and potentially hazardous, environmental conditions. The software components are embedded at the sensor network nodes in surveillance systems used for monitoring unusual events. When an event occurs, the software agents establish a new concept of operation at the sensing node, post the event status to a blackboard for software agents at other nodes to see , and then react quickly and efficiently to monitor the scale of the event. The technology addresses a current challenge in sensor networks that prevents a rapid and efficient response when a sensor measurement indicates that an event has occurred. By using intelligent software agents - which can be stationary or mobile, interact socially, and adapt to changing situations - the technology offers features that are particularly important when systems need to adapt to active circumstances. For example, when a release is detected, the local software agent collaborates with other agents at the node to exercise the appropriate operation, such as: targeted detection, increased detection frequency, decreased detection frequency for other non-alarming sensors, and determination of environmental conditions so that adjacent nodes can be informed that an event is occurring and when it will arrive. The software agents at the nodes can also post the data in a targeted manner, so that agents at other nodes and the command center can exercise appropriate operations to recalibrate the overall sensor network and associated intelligence systems. The paper describes the concepts and provides examples of real-world implementations including the Threat Detection and Analysis System (TDAS) at the International Port of Memphis and the Biological Warning and Incident Characterization System (BWIC) Environmental Monitoring (EM) Component. Technologies developed for these 24/7 operational systems have applications for improved real-time system integrity awareness as well as provide incident response (as needed) for production and field applications.

Kulesz, James J [ORNL; Lee, Ronald W [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Decentralized agent-based underfrequency load shedding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of the transition to a smart grid efforts are being made to decentralize control of electric power systems and modernize protection schemes that are currently in use. One specific application of distributed control is underfrequency load shedding ... Keywords: UFLS, Underfrequency load shedding, intelligent agents

Sara Mullen; Getiria Onsongo

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Modelling societal transitions with agent transformation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transition models explain long-term and large-scale processes fundamentally changing the structure of a societal system. Our concern is that most transition models are too static. Although they capture a move of focus from static equilibria to transitions ... Keywords: Agent-based modelling, Integrated sustainability assessment, Societal transitions

Michel Schilperoord; Jan Rotmans; Noam Bergman

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

DISSOLUTION METHOD OF REMOVING BONDING AGENTS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is given for removing residual aluminumsilicon bonding agents from uranium slugs after the removal of aluminum coatings. To accomplish this the slug is immersed in an aqueous solution about 0.75 N in hydrofluoric acid and about 7 N in nitric acid.

Hyman, H.H.

1960-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

191

Agent Based Architecture for Internet Marketing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the current highly competitive era of e-commerce, many firms are focusing their attention on forging and nurturing customer relationships. Businesses not only need to discover and capitalize actionable marketing intelligence but they also need to ... Keywords: BDI agent, customer relationship management, personalized web sessions, server logs, web mining

Sukunesan Sinnappan; Mary-Anne Williams; Siva Muthaly

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Asymmetric pricing: an agent based model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Asymmetric pricing is the tendency of prices to rise readily and fall slowly. Explanations of asymmetric pricing mention monopoly power, costs of changing prices or spreading information, and elasticity differences. In this paper we describe a general ... Keywords: agent based simulation, asymmetric pricing, competitive equilibria, microeconomy

Federico Cecconi; Domenico Parisi

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Intelligent agent for aircraft collision avoidance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The trend of the air traffic system is toward a free flight environment. Free flight offers greater flexibility in planning for flights than the current air traffic control and management system. In free flight, operators are allowed to fly under instrument flight rules and choose their own flight path and speed in real time. One of the requirements to make the free flight environment feasible is an aircraft collision avoidance agent, also known as a traffic agent. One widely accepted concept of aircraft to aircraft communication for free flight environment is Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast. In this research, the focus is on constructing a traffic agent, utilizing aircraft to aircraft information for flight management system. The agent includes a traffic conflict detection module and collision avoidance module. The method used by the modules is a combination of knowledge based expert system and optimal control. The expert system is the primary decision-maker and determines the appropriate actions required for conflict detection and avoidance. Optimal control is used to generate the optimum avoidance trajectory that adheres to the criteria assigned by the expert system. Results of various test cases presented in the research demonstrate that the combination of the two methods provides an efficient and effective way to obtain optimal traffic avoidance trajectories.

Shandy, Surya Utama

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Chemical Warfare Agent Degradation and Decontamination  

SciTech Connect

The decontamination of chemical warfare agents (CWA) from structures, environmental media, and even personnel has become an area of particular interest in recent years due to increased homeland security concerns. In addition to terrorist attacks, scenarios such as accidental releases of CWA from U.S. stockpile sites or from historic, buried munitions are also subjects for response planning. To facilitate rapid identification of practical and effective decontamination approaches, this paper reviews pathways of CWA degradation by natural means as well as those resulting from deliberately applied solutions and technologies; these pathways and technologies are compared and contrasted. We then review various technologies, both traditional and recent, with some emphasis on decontamination materials used for surfaces that are difficult to clean. Discussion is limited to the major threat CWA, namely sulfur mustard (HD, bis(2-chloroethyl)sulfide), VX (O-ethyl S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothioate), and the G-series nerve agents. The principal G-agents are GA (tabun, ethyl N,N-dimethylphosphoramidocyanidate), GB (sarin, isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate), and GD (soman, pinacolyl methylphosphonofluoridate). The chemical decontamination pathways of each agent are outlined, with some discussion of intermediate and final degradation product toxicity. In all cases, and regardless of the CWA degradation pathway chosen for decontamination, it will be necessary to collect and analyze pertinent environmental samples during the treatment phase to confirm attainment of clearance levels.

Talmage, Sylvia Smith [ORNL; Watson, Annetta Paule [ORNL; Hauschild, Veronique [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Munro, Nancy B [ORNL; King, J. [U.S. Army Environmental Center

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Agent-based accountable grid computing systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accountability is an important aspect of any computer system. It assures that every action executed in the system can be traced back to some entity. Accountability is even more crucial for assuring the safety and security of grid systems, given the very ... Keywords: Accountability, Agents, Distributed denial of service attack, Grid computing

Wonjun Lee; Anna Squicciarini; Elisa Bertino

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Imaging agent and method of use  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A new radiopharmaceutical composition for use in nuclear medicine comprises a radioiodinated meta-iodobenzylguanidine. The composition is used as an imaging agent for the heart, adrenal medulla, and tumors of the adrenal medulla and can be used for treatment of tumors of the adrenal medulla.

Wieland, Donald M. (1204 Linwood, Ann Arbor, MI 48103); Brown, Lawrence E. (523 Thomas St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197); Beierwaltes, William H. (1025 Forest Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105); Wu, Jiann-long (2672 Velvet Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94596)

1986-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

197

Imaging agent and method of use  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A new radiopharmaceutical composition for use in nuclear medicine comprises a radioiodinated meta-iodobenzylguanidine. The composition is used as an imaging agent for the heart, adrenal medulla, and tumors of the adrenal medulla and can be used for treatment of tumors of the adrenal medulla. No Drawings

Wieland, D.M.; Brown, L.E.; Beierwaltes, W.H.; Wu, J.L.

1986-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

198

Emotional body language displayed by artificial agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Complex and natural social interaction between artificial agents (computer-generated or robotic) and humans necessitates the display of rich emotions in order to be believable, socially relevant, and accepted, and to generate the natural emotional responses ... Keywords: Human computer interactions, emotional body language, human robot interactions

Aryel Beck; Brett Stevens; Kim A. Bard; Lola Cañamero

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Smart meter aware domestic energy trading agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The domestic energy market is changing with the increasing availability of energy micro-generating facilities. On the long run, households will have the possibility to trade energy for purchasing to and for selling from a number of different actors. ... Keywords: agents, energy trade, smart meter

Nicola Capodieci; Giuliano Andrea Pagani; Giacomo Cabri; Marco Aiello

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Modelling Office Energy Consumption: An Agent Based  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Modelling Office Energy Consumption: An Agent Based Approach Tao Zhang, Peer-Olaf Siebers, Uwe · Overall Project Background · Office Energy Consumption · Case Study · Simulation Experiments · Conclusions #12;Overall Project Background · EPSRC funded City Energy Future Project ­ Under Energy & Complexity

Aickelin, Uwe

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A Practitioners' Review of Industrial Agent Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ERIM's1 Center for Electronic Commerce (CEC) hosted a two-day Workshop on Industrial Agents (WINA) in Ann Arbor, MI on Nov. 12–13, 1998. Participation in the workshop was by invitation only, and was restricted to companies with whom ... Keywords: industrial applications, methods, software tools, workshop report

H. Van Dyke Parunak

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

The pragmatics of software agents: analysis and design of agent communication languages  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Modern ACLs, such as FIPA ACL, provide standardised catalogues of performatives and protocols, designed as general purpose languages to ensure interoperability among agent systems. However, recent work reports a need for new ad-hoc sets of performatives ...

Juan Manuel Serrano; Sascha Ossowski; Alberto Fernández

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Why agents? On the varied motivations for agent computing in the social sciences  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The many motivations for employing agent-based computation in the social sciences are reviewed. It is argued that there exist three distinct uses of agent modeling techniques. One such use — the simplest — is conceptually quite close to traditional simulation in operations research. This use arises when equations can be formulated that completely describe a social process, and these equations are explicitly soluble, either analytically or numerically. In the former case, the agent model is merely a tool for presenting results, while in the latter it is a novel kind of Monte Carlo analysis. A second, more commonplace usage of computational agent models arises when mathematical models can be written down but not completely solved. In this case the agent-based model can shed significant light on the solution structure, illustrate dynamical properties of the model, serve to test the dependence of results on parameters and assumptions, and be a source of counter-examples. Finally, there are important classes of problems for which writing down equations is not a useful activity. In such circumstances, resort to agent-based computational models may be the only way available to explore such processes systematically, and constitute a third distinct usage of such models.

Robert Axtell; Robert L. Axtell

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Classified Ads Harvesting Agent and Notification System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The shift from an information society to a knowledge society require rapid information harvesting, reliable search and instantaneous on demand delivery. Information extraction agents are used to explore and collect data available from Web, in order to effectively exploit such data for business purposes, such as automatic news filtering, advertisement or product searching and price comparing. In this paper, we develop a real-time automatic harvesting agent for adverts posted on Servihoo web portal and an SMS-based notification system. It uses the URL of the web portal and the object model, i.e., the fields of interests and a set of rules written using the HTML parsing functions to extract latest adverts information. The extraction engine executes the extraction rules and stores the information in a database to be processed for automatic notification. This intelligent system helps to tremendously save time. It also enables users or potential product buyers to react more quickly to changes and newly posted sales...

Doomun, Razvi; Nadeem, Auleear; Aukin, Mozafar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Natural chelating agents for radionuclide decorporation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to the preparation of new, naturally produced chelating agents as well as to the method and resulting chelates of desorbing cultures in a bioavailable form involving Pseudomonas species or other microorganisms. A preferred microorganism is Pseudomonas aeruginosa which forms multiple chelates with thorium in the range of molecular weight 100-1,000 and also forms chelates with uranium of molecular weight in the area of 100-1,000 and 1,000-2,000.

Premuzic, Eugene T. (East Moriches, NY)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Mobility Header Home Agent Switch Message  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards " (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. This document specifies a new Mobility Header message type that can be used between a home agent and mobile node to signal to a mobile

B. Haley; V. Devarapalli; H. Deng; J. Kempf

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

A Visual Agent for Performance Graphics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Visual Agents are software entities which assist people in performing graphical tasks. One useful and interesting graphical task is to make a textand -graphic record of a group meeting. When the recording is done live in view of the group on a large display, such as on a whiteboard, it is a performing art which can be called "Group Graphics. " During group graphics, collaboration is enhanced because the group members can see the record as it is being made, offering suggestions and corrections. And if graphic recording of this kind takes place on a large computer display, then visual agents can be brought into play. Presented in this paper is a visual agent which acts as a whiteboard assistant for group graphics, helping a person to graphically record the conversation and concepts of a working group on a large display. 1 Context: Performance Text-Graphics on the Big Screen The long term goal of this work has been to construct a visual medium which will support the improvisational crea...

Fred Lakin

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Agents of seed dispersal : animal--zoochary / Wind--anemonochory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Agents of seed dispersal is a project designed to address the increase of environmental degradation, which occurs as a result of the perpetual spread of the asphalt and concrete of the contemporary urban situation. Agents ...

Lysakowski, Lukasz Kamil, 1974-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

The behavior-oriented design of modular agent intelligence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agent UML is a graphical modeling language based on UML. Like UML, Agent UML provides several types of representation covering the description of the system, the components, the dynamics of the system and the deployment. Multiagent system designers already ...

Joanna J. Bryson

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Towards Natural Head Movement of Autonomous Speaker Agent  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Autonomous Speaker Agent (ASA) is a graphically embodied animated agent capable of reading plain English text and rendering it in a form of speech, accompanied by appropriate, natural-looking facial gestures [1]. This paper is focused on improving ASA's ...

Marko Brkic; Karlo Smid; Tomislav Pejsa; Igor S. Pandzic

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Complexity in simplicity: flexible agent-based state space exploration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we describe a new flexible framework for state space exploration based on cooperating agents. The idea is to let various agents with different search patterns explore the state space individually and communicate information about fruitful ...

Jacob I. Rasmussen; Gerd Behrmann; Kim G. Larsen

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Agent-based intelligent information dissemination in dynamically changing environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This chapter presents an agent-based approach to intelligent information dissemination in dynamic environments. We will describe a prototype agent-based system, called the Anticipator, which enables an information dissemination system to adapt to changing ...

H. Sevay; C. Tsatsoulis

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Self-synchronization of cooperative agents in a distributed environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multiagent systems have been widely used in applications that are inherently distributed such as information retrieval, network diagnosis, and distributed vehicle monitoring. The use of multiple cooperative agents offers some important advantages(such ... Keywords: coordinated behaviour, distributed cooperative agents

Sergio Ilarri; Eduardo Mena; Arantza Illarramendi

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

RAMASD: a semi-automatic method for designing agent organisations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Designing realistic multi-agent systems is a complex process, which involves specifying not only the functionality of individual agents, but also the authority relationships and lines of communication existing among them. In other words, designing a ...

Anthony Karageorgos; Nikolay Mehandjiev; Simon Thompson

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Tax compliance in a simulated heterogeneous multi-agent society  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider an individualised approach to agent behaviour in an application to the classical economic problem of tax compliance. Most economic theories consider homogeneous representative agent utilitarian approaches to explain the decision of complying ...

Luis Antunes; João Balsa; Paulo Urbano; Luis Moniz; Catarina Roseta-Palma

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Approaches to mechanism design with boundedly rational agents  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation ties together three papers on mechanism design with boundedly rational agents. These papers explore theoretically whether, and to what extent, limitations on agents' ability to strategically misrepresent ...

Carroll, Gabriel D. (Gabriel Drew)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Event-triggered control for multi-agent systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Event-driven strategies for multi-agent systems are motivated by the future use of embedded microprocessors with limited resources that will gather information and actuate the individual agent controller updates. The control ...

Johansson, Karl H.

218

Hyperglue: Designing High-Level Agent Communication for Distributed Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We are building a new communication model and discoverysystem which will allow agent-based intelligent spacesto interact with one another. This new infrastructure layer,called Hyperglue, coordinates agent actions at a ...

Peters, Stephen

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Tutorial on agent-based modeling and simulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS) is a relatively new approach to modelling systems composed of autonomous, interacting agents. Agent-based modelling is a way to model the dynamics of complex systems and complex adaptive systems. Such systems often self-organize themselves and create emergent order. Agent-based models also include models of behaviour (human or otherwise) and are used to observe the collective effects of agent behaviours and interactions. The development of agent modelling tools, the availability of micro-data, and advances in computation have made possible a growing number of agent-based applications across a variety of domains and disciplines. This article provides a brief introduction to ABMS, illustrates the main concepts and foundations, discusses some recent applications across a variety of disciplines, and identifies methods and toolkits for developing agent models.

Cm Macal; Mj North

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Who's Your Agent? Quantifying Energy Affected by the Principal...  

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Who's Your Agent? Quantifying Energy Affected by the Principal-Agent Barrier in U.S. Households Speaker(s): Jayant Sathaye Date: May 9, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 This...

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VOLTTRON: An Agent Execution Platform for the Electric Power System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Volttron is an agent execution platform that is engineered for use in the electric power system. Volttron provides resource guarantees for agents and the platform including memory and processor utilization; authentication and authorization services; directory services for agent and resource location; and agent mobility. Unlike most other agent platforms, Volttron does not depend on a single agent authoring language. Instead, we chose to design and implement Volttron as a platform service and framework that is decoupled from the agent execution environment. A prototype implementation of Volttron has been written in Python (using Python v2.7.2) and we have executed agents written in Python and Java and as shell scripts. The intended use of Volttron is in the power distribution system for managing distributed generation, demand-response, and plug-in electric vehicles.

Akyol, Bora A.; Haack, Jereme N.; Ciraci, Selim; Carpenter, Brandon J.; Vlachopoulou, Maria; Tews, Cody W.

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

222

A Model of Adaptation in Collaborative Multi-Agent Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Adaptation is an essential requirement for autonomous agent systems functioning in uncertain dynamic environments. Adaptation allows agents to change their behavior in order to improve the overall sys tem performance. We describe a general mechanism ... Keywords: adaptation, mathematical models, robotics

Kristina Lerman

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Evaluation of KQML as an Agent Communication Language ?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

protocols Agent languages KQML Tcl/Tk Java Telescript CORBA ILU OpenDoc OLE Fig. 1. A taxonomyofagent

Finin, Tim

224

Lithium based electrochemical cell systems having a degassing agent  

SciTech Connect

A lithium based electrochemical cell system includes a positive electrode; a negative electrode; an electrolyte; and a degassing agent.

Hyung, Yoo-Eup (Naperville, IL); Vissers, Donald R. (Naperville, IL); Amine, Khalil (Downers Grove, IL)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Multi Agent Collaborative Search based on Tchebycheff decomposition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel formulation of Multi Agent Collaborative Search, for multi-objective optimization, based on Tchebycheff decomposition. A population of agents combines heuristics that aim at exploring the search space both globally (social ... Keywords: Agent-based optimization, Memetic strategies, Multi-objective optimization

Federico Zuiani, Massimiliano Vasile

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

A knowledge level software engineering methodology for agent oriented programming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Our goal in this paper is to introduce and motivate a methodology, called \\emph{Tropos}, for building agent oriented software systems. Tropos is based on two key ideas. First, the notion of agent and all the related mentalistic notions (for instance: ... Keywords: agent-based software engineering, design methodologies

Paolo Bresciani; Anna Perini; Paolo Giorgini; Fausto Giunchiglia; John Mylopoulos

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

A modal logic framework for multi-agent belief fusion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article provides a modal logic framework for reasoning about multi-agent belief and its fusion. We propose logics for reasoning about cautiously merged agent beliefs that have different degrees of reliability. These logics are obtained by combining ... Keywords: Epistemic logic, belief fusion, belief revision, database merging, multi-agent systems, multi-sources reasoning

Churn-Jung Liau

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Designing nonverbal communication for pedagogical agents: When less is more  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This experimental study employed a 2x2x2 factorial design to investigate the effects of type of instruction (procedural module, attitudinal module), deictic gesture (presence, absence), and facial expression (presence, absence) on student perception ... Keywords: Agent nonverbal communication, Attitude change, Cognitive load theory, Gestures, Interface agents, Pedagogical agents, Persuasive technology, Procedural learning

Amy L. Baylor; Soyoung Kim

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Fast compression of transportable Tcl agents Robert S. Gray  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fast compression of transportable Tcl agents Robert S. Gray Department of Computer Science implemented a transportable agent system that uses the Tool Command Language (Tcl) as the agent language. Each Tcl script can suspend its execution at an arbitrary point, transport itself to another machine

230

Multi-agent team cooperation: A game theory approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main goal of this work is to design a team of agents that can accomplish consensus over a common value for the agents' output using cooperative game theory approach. A semi-decentralized optimal control strategy that was recently introduced by the ... Keywords: Consensus algorithms, Cooperative control, Game theory, Multi-agent networks, Optimal control

E. Semsar-Kazerooni; K. Khorasani

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

AgentSwitch: towards smart energy tariff selection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present AgentSwitch, a prototype agent-based platform to solve the tariff selection problem for homeowners. AgentSwitch incorporates novel algorithms that work on the coarse data provided by smart meters to make predictions of hourly energy usage ... Keywords: energy, group buying, provenance, smart grids

Sarvapali D. Ramchurn, Michael A. Osborne, Oliver Parson, Talal Rahwan, Sasan Maleki, Steve Reece, Trung Dong Huynh, Muddasser Alam, Joel E. Fischer, Tom Rodden, Luc Moreau, Steve Roberts

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Challenges and Research Directions in Agent-Oriented Software Engineering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agent-based computing is a promising approach for developing applications in complex domains. However, despite the great deal of research in the area, a number of challenges still need to be faced (i) to make agent-based computing a widely accepted paradigm ... Keywords: agent-oriented software engineering, intelligence engineering, multiagent systems, self-organisation

Franco Zambonelli; Andrea Omicini

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Designing computational steering facilities for distributed agent based simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agent-Based Models (ABMs) are a class of models which, by simulating the behavior of multiple agents (i.e., ndependent actions, interactions and adaptation), aim to emulate and/or predict complex phenomena. One of the general features of ABM simulations ... Keywords: agent-based simulation, computational steering, distributed systems, visualization of distributed models

Gennaro Cordasco, Rosario De Chiara, Francesco Raia, Vittorio Scarano, Carmine Spagnuolo, Luca Vicidomini

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

A multi-agent model of several economic regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents Lagom regiO: a multi-agent model of several growing economic areas in interaction. The model is part of the Lagom model family: economic multi-agent models developed to make steps toward understanding equilibrium selection and identifying ... Keywords: Economic regions, Emissions, Growing economy, Multi-agent model

Sarah Wolf, Steffen FüRst, Antoine Mandel, Wiebke Lass, Daniel Lincke, Federico Pablo-Martí, Carlo Jaeger

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Experiences creating three implementations of the repast agent modeling toolkit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many agent-based modeling and simulation researchers and practitioners have called for varying levels of simulation interoperability ranging from shared software architectures to common agent communications languages. These calls have been at least partially ... Keywords: Agent-based Modeling and Simulation, Java, Microsoft .NET, Python

Michael J. North; Nicholson T. Collier; Jerry R. Vos

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Single-agent search in the presence of deadlocks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single-agent search is a powerful tool for solving a variety of applications. Most of the application domains used to explore single-agent search techniques have the property that if you start with a solvable state, at no time in the search can you reach ... Keywords: IDA, Sokoban, deadlocks, heuristic search, single agent search

Andreas Junghanns; Jonathan Schaeffer

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

AgentSwitch: towards smart energy tariff selection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present AgentSwitch, a prototype agent-based platform to solve the electricity tariff selection problem. Agent-Switch incorporates novel algorithms to make predictions of hourly energy usage as well as detect (and suggest to the user) ... Keywords: electricity, group buying, optimisation, provenance, recommender systems, smart grid

Sarvapali D. Ramchurn, Michael Osborne, Oliver Parson, Talal Rahwan, Sasan Maleki, Steve Reece, Trung D. Huynh, Muddasser Alam, Joel E. Fischer, Tom Rodden, Luc Moreau, Steve Roberts

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Negotiation among autonomous computational agents: principles, analysis and challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automated negotiation systems with software agents representing individuals or organizations and capable of reaching agreements through negotiation are becoming increasingly important and pervasive. Examples, to mention a few, include the industrial ... Keywords: Automated negotiation, Autonomous agents, Bargaining, Impasse, Multi-agent systems, Negotiation framework, Negotiation systems, Pre-negotiation, Renegotiation

Fernando Lopes; Michael Wooldridge; A. Q. Novais

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Visualisation on demand for agent-based simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agent-based simulation can be a useful tool when analysing complex systems such as real world scenarios. In multi-agent models when no quantitative data are available we have to search for new solutions in order to verify that the simulated model is ... Keywords: agent-based simulation, validation, visualisation tools

Athanasia Louloudi; Franziska Klügl

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Agent-based evolutionary optimisation of trading strategies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The backtesting and optimisation of trading strategies has emerged as an interesting research and experimental problem in both finance and Information Technology (IT) fields. However, it is a non-trivial task to effectively and efficiently ... Keywords: GAs, MAS, agent-based systems, agents, data mining, genetic algorithms, multi-agent systems, optimisation, stock data, trading strategies

Jiarui Ni; Dan Luo; Yuming Ou; Chao Luo

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Distributed monitoring and control of office buildings by embedded agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe a decentralized system consisting of a collection of software agents that monitor and control an office building. It uses the existing power lines for communication between the agents and the electrical devices of the building, such as sensors ... Keywords: Distributed control, Intelligent buildings, Software agents

Paul Davidsson; Magnus Boman

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Data assimilation in agent based simulation of smart environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agent-based simulation is useful for studying people's movement in smart environment. Existing agent-based simulations are typically used as offline tools that help system design. They are not dynamically data-driven because they do not utilize any real ... Keywords: agent-based model, data assimilation, particle filter, smart environment

Minghao Wang, Xiaolin Hu

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

A Reusable Multi-Agent Architecture for Active Intelligent Websites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper a reusable multi-agent architecture for intelligent Websites is presented and illustrated for an electronic department store. The architecture has been designed and implemented using the compositional design method for multi-agent systems ... Keywords: information agent, intelligent website

Catholijn M. Jonker; Remco A. Lam; Jan Treur

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

When sex, drugs, and violence enter the classroom: Conversations between adolescents and a female pedagogical agent  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article, we investigate the discourse between a female conversational pedagogical agent and 59 adolescents in the context of a social studies lesson. We note that previous pedagogical agent research has focused on the positive effects of agents, ... Keywords: Agent abuse, Agent misuse, Computer-mediated discourse analysis, Conversational agents, Pedagogical agents, Social studies

George Veletsianos; Cassandra Scharber; Aaron Doering

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Enhancing Multi-Agent Based Simulation with Human-Agents Interactive Spatial Behaviour  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We are exploring the enhancement of models of agent behaviour with more "human-like" decision making strategies than are presently available. Our motivation is to developed with a view to as the decision analysis and support for electric taxi company under the mission of energy saving and reduction of CO2, in particular car-pool and car-sharing management policies. In order to achieve the object of decision analysis for user, we provide a human-agents interactive spatial behaviour to support user making decision real time. We adopt passenger average waiting time and electric taxi average idle time as the performance measures and decision support fro electric taxi company. Finally, according to the analysis result, we demonstrate that our multi-agent simulation and GUI can help users or companies quickly make a quality and accurate decision to reduce the decision-making cost and time.

Chen, Yee Ming; Shiu, Hung-Ming

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Toward guidelines for modeling learning agents in multiagent-based simulation: implications from Q-learning and sarsa agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper focuses on how simulation results are sensitive to agent modeling in multiagent-based simulation (MABS) and investigates such sensitivity by comparing results where agents have different learning mechanisms, i.e., Q-learning ... Keywords: agent modeling, bargaining game, learning mechanism, multiagent-based simulation, sensitivity

Keiki Takadama; Hironori Fujita

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Trust and multi-agent systems: applying the "diffuse, default model" of trust to experiments involving artificial agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We argue that the notion of trust, as it figures in an ethical context, can be illuminated by examining research in artificial intelligence on multi-agent systems in which commitment and trust are modeled. We begin with an analysis of a philosophical ... Keywords: Artificial agents, Default trust, Diffuse trust, Multi-agent systems, Trust

Jeff Buechner; Herman T. Tavani

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

UML 2.0 and agents: how to build agent-based systems with the new UML standard  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Unified Modeling Language (UML 2.0) is the upcoming standard of the Object Management Group for specifying object-oriented software systems. In this paper, we will show how UML 2.0 can be applied for the specification of agent-based systems. Moreover, ... Keywords: Agent-based systems, Agent-oriented software engineering, UML 2.0

Bernhard Bauer; James Odell

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Agent-based modelling of social organisations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the paper, the model of the society represented by a social network and the model of a multi-agent system built on the basis of this, is presented. The particular aim of the system is to predict the evolution of a society and an analysis of the communities that appear, their characteristic features and reasons for coming into being. As an example of application, an analysis was made of a social portal which makes it possible to o?er and reserve places in rooms for travelling tourists

Ko?lak, Jaros?aw

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Evaluating The Performance Of Mobile Agents In Network Management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Currently, most network management systems are centralized and therefore, they can not scale when the size or the complexity of the network increases. This paper aims to investigate mobile agent scalability in network management, in order to nd when mobile agents improve the management efficiency. We compare mobile agent performance with SNMP one in several simulations. Results show that the mobile agent performs better when the number of managed network elements ranges between two bounds and that the mobile agent is less sensitive to changes on a general topology.

Marcelo Gonçalves Rubinstein; Otto Carlos Muniz Bandeira Duarte; Marcelo Gon#alves Rubinstein; Otto Carlos Muniz B; Eira Duarte

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Tips for Renters and Property Owners | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tips for Renters and Property Owners Tips for Renters and Property Owners Tips for Renters and Property Owners July 5, 2012 - 4:51pm Addthis Tips for Renters and Property Owners If you rent, or if you own a rental unit, you can use many of the tips throughout this guide to save money and energy. Renters You can reduce your utility bills by following the tips in these sections: Lighting Heating and Cooling (if you control the thermostat) Appliances Home Office and Home Electronics Windows Transportation Encourage your landlord to follow these tips as well. They'll save energy and money, improving your comfort and lowering your utility bills even more. Property Owners Nearly all of the information in this guide applies to rental units. The section on Your Home's Energy Use focuses on air leaks, insulation, heating

252

V-103: RSA Authentication Agent Lets Remote Users Bypass Authentication  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3: RSA Authentication Agent Lets Remote Users Bypass 3: RSA Authentication Agent Lets Remote Users Bypass Authentication Requirements V-103: RSA Authentication Agent Lets Remote Users Bypass Authentication Requirements March 4, 2013 - 12:27am Addthis PROBLEM: RSA Authentication Agent Lets Remote Users Bypass Authentication Requirements PLATFORM: RSA Authentication Agent 7.1, 7.1.1 for Microsoft Windows ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in RSA Authentication Agent. REFERENCE LINKS: RSA SecurCare SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1028230 CVE-2013-0931 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium DISCUSSION: On systems configured for Quick PIN Unlock, the system will request a PIN instead of a full Passcode when the session is activated from an active screensaver after the Quick PIN Unlock timeout has expired. RSA Authentication Agent on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008, and

253

Fluid extraction using carbon dioxide and organophosphorus chelating agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods for extracting metalloid and metal species from a solid or liquid material by exposing the material to a fluid solvent, particularly supercritical CO.sub.2, and a chelating agent are described. The chelating agent forms a chelate with the species, the chelate being soluble in the fluid to allow removal of the species from the material. In preferred embodiments the extraction solvent is supercritical CO.sub.2 and the chelating agent comprises an organophosphorous chelating agent, particularly sulfur-containing organophosphorous chelating agents, including mixtures of chelating agents. Examples of chelating agents include monothiophosphinic acid, di-thiophosphinic acid, phosphine sulfite, phosphorothioic acid, and mixtures thereof. The method provides an environmentally benign process for removing metal and metalloids from industrial waste solutions, particularly acidic solutions. Both the chelate and the supercritical fluid can be regenerated and the contaminant species recovered to provide an economic, efficient process.

Smart, Neil G. (Moscow, ID); Wai, Chien M. (Moscow, ID); Lin, Yuehe (Moscow, ID); Kwang, Yak Hwa (Moscow, ID)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Fluid extraction using carbon dioxide and organophosphorus chelating agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods for extracting metalloid and metal species from a solid or liquid material by exposing the material to a fluid solvent, particularly supercritical CO{sub 2}, and a chelating agent are described. The chelating agent forms a chelate with the species, the chelate being soluble in the fluid to allow removal of the species from the material. In preferred embodiments the extraction solvent is supercritical CO{sub 2} and the chelating agent comprises an organophosphorous chelating agent, particularly sulfur-containing organophosphorous chelating agents, including mixtures of chelating agents. Examples of chelating agents include monothiophosphinic acid, di-thiophosphinic acid, phosphine sulfite, phosphorothioic acid, and mixtures thereof. The method provides an environmentally benign process for removing metal and metalloids from industrial waste solutions, particularly acidic solutions. Both the chelate and the supercritical fluid can be regenerated and the contaminant species recovered to provide an economic, efficient process. 1 fig.

Smart, N.G.; Wai, C.M.; Lin, Y.; Kwang, Y.H.

1998-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

255

Agent-based Models of Financial Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This review deals with several microscopic (``agent-based'') models of financial markets which have been studied by economists and physicists over the last decade: Kim-Markowitz, Levy-Levy-Solomon, Cont-Bouchaud, Solomon-Weisbuch, Lux-Marchesi, Donangelo-Sneppen and Solomon-Levy-Huang. After an overview of simulation approaches in financial economics, we first give a summary of the Donangelo-Sneppen model of monetary exchange and compare it with related models in economics literature. Our selective review then outlines the main ingredients of some influential early models of multi-agent dynamics in financial markets (Kim-Markowitz, Levy-Levy-Solomon). As will be seen, these contributions draw their inspiration from the complex appearance of investors' interactions in real-life markets. Their main aim is to reproduce (and, thereby, provide possible explanations) for the spectacular bubbles and crashes seen in certain historical episodes, but they lack (like almost all the work before 1998 or so) a perspective ...

Samanidou, E; Stauffer, D; Lux, T

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with a full tank of gas. · Receipts are required to be reimbursed. · Students shall not be authorized to drive/Damage Waiver & 1M Liability Coverage Insurance. · Weekly rates are calculated at 5.5 times the Daily rate. · Monthly rates will be calculated at 20 times the Daily rate. · ½ day rates of 4 hours or less

Harms, Kyle E.

257

In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with a full tank of gas. · Itemized receipts are required to be reimbursed. · Non-employee students/Damage Waiver & 1M Liability Coverage Insurance. · Weekly rates are calculated at 5.5 times the Daily rate. · Monthly rates will be calculated at 20 times the Daily rate. · ½ day rates of 4 hours or less

Harms, Kyle E.

258

In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with a full tank of gas. · Itemized receipts are required to be reimbursed. · Non-employee students Insurance. · Weekly rates are calculated at 5.5 times the Daily rate. · Monthly rates will be calculated

Harms, Kyle E.

259

Rules, agents and norms: guidelines for rule-based normative multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this survey paper we focus on some requirements for developing normative multi-agent systems (NMAS). In particular, we discuss Boella et al.'s guidelines proposed for NMAS. Finally, we deal with two more specific questions concerning the role of norms ...

Antonino Rotolo; Leendert van der Torre

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

AgentSpeak(XL): efficient intention selection in BDI agents via decision-theoretic task scheduling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper shows how to use a decision-theoretic task scheduler in order to automatically generate efficient intention selection functions for BDI agent-oriented programming languages. We concentrate here on the particular extensions to a known BDI language ... Keywords: BDI programming languages, decision-theoretic scheduling, intention selection

Rafael H. Bordini; Ana L. C. Bazzan; Rafael de O. Jannone; Daniel M. Basso; Rosa M. Vicari; Victor R. Lesser

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

A Discrete-Event Simulation Framework for the Validation of Agent-based and Multi-Agent Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Simulation of agent-based systems is an inherent requirement of the development process which provides developers with a powerful means to validate both agents' dynamic behavior and the agent system as a whole and investigate the implications of alternative architectures and coordination strategies. In this paper, we present a discrete-event simulation framework which supports the validation activity of agent-based and multiagent systems which are modeled and programmed as a set of event-driven agents by means of the Distilled StateCharts formalism and related programming tools. The simulation framework is equipped with a discreteevent simulation engine which provides support for the execution of agents by interleaving their events processing, the exchange of events among agents, the migration of agents, and the clustering of agents into agent servers interconnected by a logical network. Using this framework, an agent-based complex system can be easily validated and evaluated by defining a simulator program along with suitable test cases and performance measurements.

Giancarlo Fortino; Alfredo Garro; Wilma Russo

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Dissolution of Barite Scale using Chelating Agents  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Barium sulfate scaling can cause many oilfield problems leading to loss of well productivity and well abandonment. Currently, diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA) is used, along with synergist oxalic acid and potassium hydroxide, to remove the scale by dissolution. However, the chemical factors affecting this reaction are not known fully, leading to mixed results in terms of treatment effectiveness. This thesis investigates the effect of these factors, by analyzing the change in barite dissolution due to intrinsic factors like variations in formulation composition and extrinsic factors like presence of competing ions. The dissolution reaction is carried out, by taking the barite powder and chelant solution in a teflon round bottom flask and measuring the barite dissolved periodically, with an ICP-OES. The effect of different factors is studied by varying each factor individually and plotting the changes in solubilities. These lab tests show that solubility of barite (0.01mM in water), ideally, increases with increasing concentrations of chelating agents, even going as high as 239 mM. However experimental or field constraints lead to significant decrease in dissolution, especially at higher chelant concentrations. Thus, field tests to determine most effective chelant concentrations must precede treatment design. Lab tests also show that combination of DTPA with weaker chelating agents like ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA), L-glutamic acid, N,N-diacetic acid (GLDA) or methyl glycine diacetic acid (MGDA) reduces barite dissolution and should be avoided during treatment design. Addition of synergists to the formulations, initially improves dissolution performance, especially for moderate chelant concentrations, but proves detrimental and hence must be avoided, over longer treatments. Finally, presence of competing ions in seawater, calcium sulfate and calcium carbonate, can significantly reduce barite dissolution and must be carefully studied for each formation-fluid system before design of treatments. Thus, this project sets a framework to identify the best chelant formulation and estimate its dissolution profile to ensure, a more informed treatment design for barite scale removal.

Shende, Aniket Vishwanath

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Understanding Ancient Societies: A New Approach Using Agent-Based Holistic Modeling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Working definitions of agent-based models (ABMs) divergeconstructing agent-based, object-oriented models of simple

Christiansen, John H.; Altaweel, Mark R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

An Agent-Based Activity Microsimulation Kernel Using a Negotiation Metaphor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

longitudinal, agent-based microsimulation models of humanmodel of human activity systems using the agent-based

Rindt, Craig R.; Marca, James E.; McNally, Michael G.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Commercial Buildings Sector Agent-Based Model | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Commercial Buildings Sector Agent-Based Model Commercial Buildings Sector Agent-Based Model Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Commercial Buildings Sector Agent-Based Model Agency/Company /Organization: Argonne National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings - Commercial Phase: Evaluate Options Topics: Implementation Resource Type: Technical report User Interface: Website Website: web.anl.gov/renewables/research/building_agent_based_model.html OpenEI Keyword(s): EERE tool, Commercial Buildings Sector Agent-Based Model Language: English References: Building Efficiency: Development of an Agent-based Model of the US Commercial Buildings Sector[1] Model the market-participants, dynamics, and constraints-help decide whether to adopt energy-efficient technologies to meet commercial building

266

AGENT-BASED MODELING AND SIMULATION: ABMS EXAMPLES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) is a new approach to modeling systems comprised of autonomous, interacting agents. ABMS promises to have far-reaching effects on the way that businesses use computers to support decision-making and researchers use electronic laboratories to support their research. Some have gone so far as to contend that ABMS “is a third way of doing science,” in addition to traditional deductive and inductive reasoning (Axelrod 1997). Computational advances have made possible a growing number of agent-based models across a variety of application domains. Applications range from modeling agent behavior in the stock market, supply chains, and consumer markets, to predicting the spread of epidemics, the threat of bio-warfare, and the factors responsible for the fall of ancient civilizations. This tutorial describes the theoretical and practical foundations of ABMS, identifies toolkits and methods for developing agent models, and illustrates the development of a simple agent-based model.

Charles M. Macal; Michael J. North

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Systematic verification of multi-agent systems based on rigorous executable specifications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The multi-agent paradigm provides abstractions that facilitate the design of complex systems consisting of heterogeneous, autonomous components. Most methodologies focus on the specification of complex agent interactions using the social system metaphor, ... Keywords: MAS, agent-based systems, agent-oriented software engineering, agents, executable specifications, formal verification, model checking, multi-agent systems, simulation

Holger Giese; Florian Klein

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Small-world effects in wireless agent sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe a model for analysing the coverage graph from physical placement of mobile agents or sensor devices to improve coverage, fault tolerance and network lifetime. The planar graph for the devices is augmented by small-world network 'short-cuts'; ... Keywords: WSNs, clustering algorithms, connectivity graphs, fault tolerance, mobile agents, mobile sensors, modelling, network coverage, network lifetime, optimal coverage, percolation, scaling, small-world networks, wireless agents, wireless sensor networks

K. A. Hawick; H. A. James

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Agent-Based Software for Gathering and Summarizing Textual and ...  

or complex information retrieval from multiple sources such as the Internet. With Piranha, researchers have pioneered an agent approach to text analysis that uses a

270

Agent-Based Software for Gathering and Summarizing Textual and ...  

ORNL 2010-G00618/jcn UT-B IDs 200101031, 200401368, 200601759, 200902235, 200902377 Agent-Based Software for Gathering and Summarizing Textual and Internet Information

271

Surface Modification Agents for Lithium-Ion Batteries | Argonne...  

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Surface Modification Agents for Lithium-Ion Batteries Technology available for licensing: A process to modify the surface of the active material used in an electrochemical device...

272

Cell-targeted lytic pore-forming agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A chimeric compound that contains a cell-specific ligand linked to a pore-forming agent capable of lysing a cell.

Bayley, Hagen (Grafton, MA); Walker, Barbara J. (Auburn, MA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Enhanced Detection of Toxic Agents - Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

agent that caused the change in fluorescence. Unlike conventional water quality ... • Climate change monitoring • Tool for companies/utilities to demonstrate

274

Modeling Agents that Exhibit Variable Performance in a Collaborative Setting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. In a collaborative environment, knowledge about collaborators ’ skills is an important factor when determining which team members should perform a task. However, this knowledge may be incomplete or uncertain. In this paper, we extend our ETAPP (Environment-Task-Agents-Policy-Protocol) collaboration framework by modeling team members that exhibit non-deterministic performance, and comparing two alternative ways of using these models to assign agents to tasks. Our simulation-based evaluation shows that performance variability has a large impact on task performance, and that task performance is improved by consulting agent models built from a small number of observations of agents’ recent performance. 1

Ingrid Zukerman; Christian Guttmann

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Getting to the Core of Sustainability (EStar Award - Change Agents...  

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Getting to the Core of Sustainability (EStar Award - Change Agents) SUSTAINABILITY ASSISTANCE NETWORK (SAN) 1 Mike Moran & Jennifer Su-Coker March 15, 2012 Outline 2 2 PNNL...

276

A Key Enzyme to the Potency of an Anticancer Agent  

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A Key Enzyme to the Potency of an Anticancer Agent Print Incorporation of halogen atoms into drug molecules often increases biological activity. This is the case with...

277

Buy Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Buy Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent Decontamination from our Physical Chemistry General range at Tesco direct. We stock a great ...

278

EVALUATION OF SOME HALON SUBSTITUTE AGENTS IN A ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... engine simulator is essentially a wind tunnel and ... Simmons.' The purpose of this design is to ... fire pan section, scrubbing tower, agent dispensing ...

2011-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

279

Minimum cost subset selection with two competing agents  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Nov 11, 2010 ... Minimum cost subset selection with two competing agents. Claudia Marini( nicosia ***at*** dia.uniroma3.it) Gaia Nicosia(nicosia ***at*** ...

280

A Methodology to Evaluate Agent Oriented Software Engineering Techniques  

SciTech Connect

Systems using software agents (or multi-agent systems, MAS) are becoming more popular within the development mainstream because, as the name suggests, an agent aims to handle tasks autonomously with intelligence. To benefit from autonomous control and reduced running costs, system functions are performed automatically. Agent-oriented considerations are being steadily accepted into the various software design paradigms. Agents may work alone, but most commonly, they cooperate toward achieving some application goal(s). MAS's are components in systems that are viewed as many individuals living in a society working together. From a SE perspective, solving a problem should encompass problem realization, requirements analysis, architecture design and implementation. These steps should be implemented within a life-cycle process including testing, verification, and reengineering to proving the built system is sound. In this paper, we explore the various applications of agent-based systems categorized into different application domains. A baseline is developed herein to help us focus on the core of agent concepts throughout the comparative study and to investigate both the object-oriented and agent-oriented techniques that are available for constructing agent-based systems. In each respect, we address the conceptual background associated with these methodologies and how available tools can be applied within specific domains.

Lin, Chia-En [University of North Texas; Kavi, Krishna M. [University of North Texas; Sheldon, Frederick T [ORNL; Daley, Kristopher M [ORNL; Abercrombie, Robert K [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Cell-targeted lytic pore-forming agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A chimeric compound that contains a cell-specific ligand linked to a pore-forming agent capable of lysing a cell. 21 figs.

Bayley, H.; Walker, B.J.

1998-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

282

Cell-targeted lytic pore-forming agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A chimeric compound that contains a cell-specific ligand linked to a pore-forming agent capable of lysing a cell. 18 figs.

Bayley, H.; Walker, B.J.

1998-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

283

Agent-based method for distributed clustering of textual information  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A computer method and system for storing, retrieving and displaying information has a multiplexing agent (20) that calculates a new document vector (25) for a new document (21) to be added to the system and transmits the new document vector (25) to master cluster agents (22) and cluster agents (23) for evaluation. These agents (22, 23) perform the evaluation and return values upstream to the multiplexing agent (20) based on the similarity of the document to documents stored under their control. The multiplexing agent (20) then sends the document (21) and the document vector (25) to the master cluster agent (22), which then forwards it to a cluster agent (23) or creates a new cluster agent (23) to manage the document (21). The system also searches for stored documents according to a search query having at least one term and identifying the documents found in the search, and displays the documents in a clustering display (80) of similarity so as to indicate similarity of the documents to each other.

Potok, Thomas E. (Oak Ridge, TN); Reed, Joel W. (Knoxville, TN); Elmore, Mark T. (Oak Ridge, TN); Treadwell, Jim N. (Louisville, TN)

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

284

Critical Overview of Agent-Based Models for Economics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present an overview of some representative Agent-Based Models in Economics. We discuss why and how agent-based models represent an important step in order to explain the dynamics and the statistical properties of financial markets beyond the Classical Theory of Economics. We perform a schematic analysis of several models with respect to some specific key categories such as agents' strategies, price evolution, number of agents, etc. In the conclusive part of this review we address some open questions and future perspectives and highlight the conceptual importance of some usually neglected topics, such as non-stationarity and the self-organization of financial markets.

Cristelli, M; Zaccaria, A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Real world market representation with agents.  

SciTech Connect

As power markets are relatively new and still continue to evolve, there is a growing need for advanced modeling approaches that simulate the behavior of electricity markets over time and how market participants may act and react to the changing economic, financial and regulatory environments in which they operate. A new and rather promising approach is to model the electricity market as a complex adaptive system using an agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) approach. The purpose of an ABMS model is not necessarily to predict the outcome of a system but to reveal and understand the complex and aggregate system behaviors that emerge from the interactions of the heterogeneous individual entities. Emergent behavior is a key feature of ABMS and is not easily inferred from the simple sum of the behavior of its components. By relying on both established engineering modeling techniques as well as advanced quantitative economic market principles, the ABMS approach is uniquely suited to addressing the strategic issues of interest to different market participants as well as those of market monitors and regulators.

Koritarov, V.; Decision and Information Sciences

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Improving the agent-oriented modeling process by roles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The agent-oriented modeling process is divided in a typical sequence of activities, i.e., \\emph{requirements specification}, \\emph{analysis}, and \\emph{design}. The \\emph{requirements} are specified by descriptions of the system's functionality and by ... Keywords: agents, modeling process, roles, software engineering

Ralph Depke; Reiko Heckel; Jochen M. Kuster

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Self-organization in multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is the synthesis of joint work realised in a technical forum group within the AgentLink III NoE framework, which elaborated on issues concerning self-organization and emergence in multi-agent systems (MAS). The work concluded on a common definition ...

Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo; Marie-Pierre Gleizes; Anthony Karageorgos

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Texas Tech University Knowledge Representation Group Reasoning about agents intentions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Texas Tech University Knowledge Representation Group Reasoning about agents intentions Justin Blount and Michael Gelfond October 17, 2011 #12;2 Texas Tech University Knowledge Representation Group) and a rational agents response to the failure of a plan to achieve its goal. #12;3 Texas Tech University

Zhang, Yuanlin

289

Agent fitness functions for evolving coordinated sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed sensor networks are an attractive area for research in agent systems. This is due primarily to the level of information available in applications where sensing technology has improved dramatically. These include energy systems and area coverage ... Keywords: agent fitness, distributed sensor network, neuro-evolution

Christian Roth; Matt Knudson; Kagan Tumer

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

PADMA: PArallel Data Mining Agents for scalable text classification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces PADMA (PArallel Data Mining Agents), a parallel agent based system for scalable text classification. PADMA contains modules for (1) parallel data accessing operations, (2) parallel hierarchical clustering, and (3) web-based data visualization. This paper introduces the general architecture of PADMA and presents a detailed description of its different modules.

Kargupta, H.; Hamzaoglu, I.; Stafford, B. [and others

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Distribution of goals addressed to a group of agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem investigated in this paper is the distribution of goals addressed to a group of rational agents. Those agents are characterized by their ability (i.e. what they can do), their knowledge about the world and their commitments.The goals of the ... Keywords: goal selection, modal logic, multiagent systems, qualitative decision theory, theories of rational agency

Laurence Cholvy; Christophe Garion

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Agent-Based Petroleum Offshore Monitoring Using Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the architecture and design of agent-based sensor networks for petroleum offshore monitoring. A few challenges to monitor the reservoir, wellbore and wellhead are identified. Moreover, the necessary components for a reliable, ... Keywords: Petroleum offshore, sensors, agent, query optimization

Sajid Hussain; M Rafiqul Islam; Elhadi Shakshuki; M. S. Zaman

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Parallel agent-based simulator for influenza pandemic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have developed a parallel agent-based influenza pandemic simulator, in order to study the influenza spread in a city. In the simulator, the city consists of several towns connected tightly by trains. Residents of the towns walk around places such ... Keywords: agent-based simulation, influenza pandemic, parallel computing

Masaya M. Saito; Seiya Imoto; Rui Yamaguchi; Satoru Miyano; Tomoyuki Higuchi

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

A semiotic multi-agent system for intelligent building control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Intelligent agents have often been used within intelligent buildings for autonomous actuation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) within intelligent buildings. Ubiquitous wireless sensors send environmental data such as temperature, ... Keywords: actuators, affordance, ambient intelligence, collaborative negotiation, intelligent buildings, multi-agent systems, personalisation, pervasive space, semiotics, wireless sensor network

Darren Booy; Kecheng Liu; Bing Qiao; Chris Guy

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Evolutionary Role Model for Multi-Agent Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In sociology, the role concept is deeply researched to predict activities of human organizations and theorized with many sub-theories. In the same direction, multi-agent system researchers use the role concept to model and program the agents behaviours, ...

Erdem Eser Ekinci; O?uz Dikenelli

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Virtual Economy Simulation and Gaming - An Agent Based Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we analyze an economic systems as agent based bottom up models. For the purpose we introduce a small national economy called a virtual economy and an exchange algebra for state space description. We construct dynamical agent based simulation ...

Hiroshi Deguchi; Takao Terano; Koichi Kurumatani; Taro Yuzawa; Shigeji Hashimoto; Hiroyuki Matsui; Akio Sashima; Toshiyuki Kaneda

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Dialectical theory for multi-agent assumption-based planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a dialectical theory for plan synthesis based on a multi-agent approach. This approach is a promising way to devise systems based on agent planners in which the production of a global shared plan is obtained ...

Damien Pellier; Humbert Fiorino

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Decisions Based upon Multiple Values: The BVG Agent Architecture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Even a simple artificial agent will have to make decisions and consider their consequences. An agent can achieve this by evaluating situations along several dimensions. The BVG (Beliefs, Values and Goals) architecture is a means to build up such an evaluation ...

Luis Antunes; Helder Coelho

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Representing Possibilities in Relation to Constraints and Agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe a framework for overcoming agent ignorance within a setting for collaborative problem solving. As a result of privacy concerns, agents may not reveal information that could be of use in problem solving. In this case, under certain ...

Richard J. Wallace

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Agent-Based Coalition Formation in Disaster Response Applications  

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Agent-Based Coalition Formation in Disaster Response Applications Ladislau B¨ol¨oni, Senior Member-based coalition formation ap- proach for disaster response applications. We assume that agents are operating 1. INTRODUCTION Efficient disaster response requires participants to form teams and coordinate

Bölöni, Ladislau L

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Distributed Scheduling Agents for Disaster Response Laura Barbulescu1  

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Distributed Scheduling Agents for Disaster Response Laura Barbulescu1 , Zachary B. Rubinstein1 response coordination problem. The target problem is a field exer- cise mockup of a natural disaster, where In this paper, we describe the application of a multi-agent framework for collaborative scheduling to a disaster

Wilkins, David E.

302

Multi Agent Transactional Negotiation: Application to E-marketing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a multi-agent transactional paradigm based on object-based rule systems for realising distributed agent negotiation protocols in E-marketing. The construction of the protocol is carried out in two stages: first expressing a program into an ...

Venu K. Murthy; R. Abeydeera

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

An Agent-Based Simulation of Smart Metering Technology Adoption  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on the classic behavioural theory the "Theory of Planned Behaviour," the authors have developed an agent-based model to simulate the diffusion of smart metering technology in the electricity market. The authors simulate the emergent adoption of ... Keywords: Agent-Based Simulation, Behavioural Theory, Smart Metering Technology, Technology Diffusion, Theory of Planned Behaviour

Tao Zhang; William J. Nuttall

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Agent-Based Spatial Query Optimization in a Grid Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Resource management and optimization among autonomous spatial databases in a grid environment is always a challenge task. In this paper, we introduce a BDI Agent model for cooperating complex spatial query optimization task in a grid environment. Spatial ... Keywords: BDI Agent, grid, spatial query optimization

Yufei Bai; Xiujun Ma; Kunqing Xie; Cuo Cai; Ke Li

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

in the Construction of KM Systems Based on Agents  

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This paper is concerned with organizing Knowledge Management in R&D projects where time is the prime factor. We argue that agents should augment groupware functionalities in order to increase the overall system pro-activity and information sharing among project members. These agents are organized, as far as possible, accordingly to the model of Ba proposed by Nonaka and Konno.

Cesar Tacla Cnrs; Cesar Tacla

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Ba in the construction of KM systems based on agents  

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This paper is concerned with organizing Knowledge Management in R&D projects where time is the prime factor. We argue that agents should augment groupware functionalities in order to increase the overall system pro-activity and information sharing among project members. These agents are organized, as far as possible, accordingly to the model of Ba proposed by Nonaka and Konno.

Cesar Tacla; Jean-Paul Barthès

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Online planning for multi-agent systems with bounded communication  

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We propose an online algorithm for planning under uncertainty in multi-agent settings modeled as DEC-POMDPs. The algorithm helps overcome the high computational complexity of solving such problems offline. The key challenges in decentralized operation ... Keywords: Communication in multi-agent systems, Cooperation and collaboration, Decentralized POMDPs, Planning under uncertainty

Feng Wu; Shlomo Zilberstein; Xiaoping Chen

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Empirical characterisation of agent behaviours in socio-ecological systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agent-based modelling has become an important tool to investigate socio-ecological processes. Its use is partially driven by increasing demand from decision makers to provide support for understanding the potential implications of decisions in complex ... Keywords: Agent-based modelling

Alex Smajgl; Daniel G. Brown; Diego Valbuena; Marco G. A. Huigen

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

A mobile agent approach for global database constraint checking  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Integrity constraints are valuable tools for enforcing consistency of data in a database. Global integrity constraints ensure integrity and consistency of data spanning multiple databases. In this paper, we propose a general framework of a mobile agent ... Keywords: global constraints, mobile agents, multi-database systems

Praveen Madiraju; Rajshekhar Sunderraman

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Autonomous mobile agent routing for efficient server resource allocation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobile agents are becoming increasingly important in the highly distributed applications frameworks seen today. Their routing/dispatching from node to node is a very important issue as we need to safeguard application efficiency, achieve better load ... Keywords: Bounded rationality-Santa Fe Bar Problem, Efficient resource utilization, Mobile agents

Vasileios Baousis; Stathes Hadjiefthymiades; George Alyfantis; Lazaros Merakos

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Threshold Route Optimization Algorithm for Information Retrieving Mobile Agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobile agents often have the task to collect data from several predefined sites. This should be done in an efficient way by minimizing the elapsed time. Usually the agents only know the list of sites but not the distances between them. In contrast to ...

Roman Morawek

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

A multi-agent system for information retrieval  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is focused on description of a partial project of a multiagent system for information retrieval. It is an integral part of a large ongoing project: the design of a multi-agent system for supporting medical diagnostics and monitoring in the ... Keywords: information retrieval, medical information, multi-agent system, ontology

Lenka Lhotska; Laura Prieto

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

A theoretical framework on proactive information exchange in agent teamwork  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Proactive information delivery is critical to achieving effective teamwork. However, existing theories do not adequately address proactive information delivery. This paper presents a formal framework for proactive information delivery in agent teamwork. ... Keywords: Agent teamwork, Communicative acts, Information needs, Proactive information delivery, Shared mental model

Xiaocong Fan; John Yen; Richard A. Volz

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

A theoretical framework on proactive information exchange in agent teamwork  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Proactive information delivery is critical to achieving effective teamwork. However, existing theories do not adequately address proactive information delivery. This paper presents a formal framework for proactive information delivery in agent teamwork. ... Keywords: agent teamwork, communicative acts, information needs, proactive information delivery, shared mental model

Xiaocong Fan; John Yen; Richard A. Volz

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

FUTURE POWER GRID INITIATIVE An Intelligent Agent Platform  

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. APPROACH » Change the way the electric power system is controlled and data is collected » Develop an agent software framework that adds intelligence to networked sensors in the electric power system n Real and efficient household energy usage. VOLTTRON is being demonstrated at the Autonomous Agents and Multiagent

316

Water pollution diagnosis with a multi-agent approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Providing high quality drinking water with no disruption is the main objective of every municipal water system. The paper presents the application of a multi-agent approach to water pollution diagnosis in a municipal water system. The main benefit of ... Keywords: artificial intelligence, environmental protection, multi-agent system, water pollution diagnosis

Constantin Nichita; Mihaela Oprea

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Primary and secondary diagnosis of multi-agent plan execution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Diagnosis of plan failures is an important subject in both single- and multi-agent planning. Plan diagnosis can be used to deal with plan failures in three ways: (i) to provide information necessary for the adjustment of the current plan or for the development ... Keywords: Diagnosis, Multi-agent systems, Planning

Femke Jonge; Nico Roos; Cees Witteveen

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

A multi-agent system for coordinating international shipping  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Moving commercial cargo across the US-Mexico border is currently a complex, paper-based, error-prone process that incurs expensive inspections and delays at several ports of entry in the Southwestern US. Improved information handling will dramatically reduce border dwell time, variation in delivery time, and inventories, and will give better control of the shipment process. The Border Trade Facilitation System (BTFS) is an agent-based collaborative work environment that assists geographically distributed commercial and government users with transshipment of goods across the US-Mexico border. Software agents mediate the creation, validation and secure sharing of shipment information and regulatory documentation over the Internet, using the World Wide Web to interface with human actors. Agents are organized into Agencies. Each agency represents a commercial or government agency. Agents perform four specific functions on behalf of their user organizations: (1) agents with domain knowledge elicit commercial and regulatory information from human specialists through forms presented via web browsers; (2) agents mediate information from forms with diverse otologies, copying invariant data from one form to another thereby eliminating the need for duplicate data entry; (3) cohorts of distributed agents coordinate the work flow among the various information providers and they monitor overall progress of the documentation and the location of the shipment to ensure that all regulatory requirements are met prior to arrival at the border; (4) agents provide status information to human actors and attempt to influence them when problems are predicted.

Goldsmith, S.Y.; Phillips, L.R.; Spires, S.V.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

A neural network-based multi-agent classifier system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a neural network (NN)-based multi-agent classifier system (MACS) using the trust, negotiation, and communication (TNC) reasoning model. The main contribution of this work is that a novel trust measurement method, based on the ... Keywords: Multi-agent systems, Neural networks, Pattern classification

Anas Quteishat; Chee Peng Lim; Jeffrey Tweedale; Lakhmi C. Jain

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Itinerary determination of imprecise mobile agents with firm deadline  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In some applications, as part of a mobile agent mission, there may be the necessity of meeting a firm end-to-end deadline, although with some itinerary flexibility due to optional resources. This paper proposes an execution model based on the concept ... Keywords: Distributed systems, Mobile agents, Real-time

Luciana Rech; Carlos Montez; Rômulo Silva de Oliveira

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AFECS. Multi-Agent Framework for Experiment Control Systems  

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AFECS is a pure Java based software framework for designing and implementing distributed control systems. AFECS creates a control system environment as a collection of software agents behaving as finite state machines. These agents can represent real entities, such as hardware devices, software tasks, or control subsystems. A special control oriented ontology language (COOL), based on RDFS (Resource Definition Framework Schema) is provided for control system description as well as for agent communication. AFECS agents can be distributed over a variety of platforms. Agents communicate with their associated physical components using range of communication protocols, including tcl-DP, cMsg (publish-subscribe communication system developed at Jefferson Lab), SNMP (simple network management protocol), EPICS channel access protocol and JDBC.

Vardan Gyurjyan; David Abbott; William Heyes; Edward Jastrzembski; Carl Timmer; Elliott Wolin

2008-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

322

Agentc: Agent-based system for securing maritime transit  

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Recent rise in maritime piracy prompts the search for novel techniques for addressing the problem. We therefore developed AgentC, a prototype system that demonstrates how agent-based traffic management techniques can be used to improve the security of transit through piracy-affected areas. Combining agent-based modeling and simulation of maritime traffic and novel route planning and vessel scheduling techniques, the system shows the promising potential of agent-based methods for increasing maritime security. Real-world data sources Control and presentation interface (Google Earth) Route planning and scheduling Optimum group transit formation Maritime traffic simulation Maritime environment model Randomized transit routing FSM-based vessel behavior models Optimum transit patrolling Inter-agent communication channels

Michal Jakob; Branislav Bošanský; Michal P?chou?ek

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Social Behaviour of Agents: Capital Markets and Their Small Perturbations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study social behaviour of agents on capital markets when these are perturbed by small perturbations. We use the mean field method. Social behaviour of agents on capital markets is described: volatility of the market, aversion constant and equilibrium states are discussed. Relaxation behaviour of agents on the capital market is studied. Equation of motion for the agent average number is of the relaxation type. Development of the group of agents in the states corresponding to minimum of the aim function is either linear either exponentially damped. There exist characteristic volatility constants $ V_{c3} $ and $ V_{c3} $. The constant b of verification of information contribution to the aversion constant A and the $ A_{0} $ constant of aversion are distinguishing three types of dependencies of the minimum of the aim function on the expected volatility EV and on the expected returns E. Arbitrage trades and group forces lead the group into the equilibrium state. Verification of information intensity influences...

Hudak, O

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Rational Design of Metal Ion Sequestering Agents  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The discriminate bonding of metal ions is a challenge to the synthetic chemist and a phenomenon of considerable practical importance.1 An important feature of many technical applications is the specific or preferential binding of a single metal ion in the presence of many metals. Examples range from large-volume uses (e.g. ferric EDTA as a plant food, calcium complexing agents as water softeners or anticaking formulations) to very high technology applications (technetium complexation in radiopharmaceuticals, synthetic metalloenzymes). We are interested in efficient and discriminate binding of actinides for waste stream remediation. Actinides represent a major and long-lived contaminant in nuclear waste. While the separation of actinides from other radioactive components of waste, such as Sr and Cs, is relatively well established, the separation of actinides from each other and in complex solutions (e.g. those found in tank wastes) is not as well resolved. The challenge of designing metal-specific (actinide) ligands is facilitated by examples from nature. Bacteria synthesize Fe(III)-specific ligands, called siderophores, to sequester Fe(III) from the environment and return it to the cell. The similarities between Fe(III) and Pu(IV) (their charge-to-size ratios and acidity), make the siderophores prototypical for designing actinide-specific ligands. The chelating groups present in siderophores are usually hydroxamic acids and catecholamides. We have developed derivatives of these natural products which have improved properties. The catechol derivatives are the 2,3-dihydroxyterephthalamides (TAMs), and 3,4-dihydroxysulfonamides (SFAMs), and the hydroxamic acid derivatives are three isomers of hydroxypyridinones, 1,2- HOPO, 3,2-HOPO, and 3,4-HOPO. All of these ligands are attached to molecular backbones by amides and a very important feature of HOPO and CAM ligands is a strong hydrogen bonds formed between the amide proton and the adjacent phenolic oxygen in the metal complex, thereby enhancing the stability (Figure 1).

Raymond, Kenneth N.

2000-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of decontamination solutions of G agents to detect reformation of agent. Final report, December 1991-March 1992  

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Agents from a full scale binary munition test were decontaminated with caustic in a 300 gal holding tank. Analysis of the contents by standard methods revealed a trace amount of G agent present despite the highly caustic solution. A technical review of the analytical methods was carried out to determine if the G agent was actually present or an artifact of the analysis. A literature search revealed similar concerns when brine solutions from nerve agent decontamination were analyzed using similar analytical methods. This study concluded that nerve agents reformed at reduced PH or in chloroform extracts of the neutralized or slightly acidic brines. Experiments using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), gas chromatography (GC), and GC/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) were used to see where, if any, G agent was present during the analysis. Results obtained confirmed G agent reforming in either the neutral aqueous solution or in the chloroform extract but not in chloroform extracts of the caustic solution. No agent was detected using methylene chloride as the extraction solvent as recommended by the earlier study.

Beaudry, W.T.; Buchanan, J.H.; Rohrbaugh, D.K.; Samuel, J.B.; Szafraniec, L.L.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Integrating Patterns and Agent-Oriented Methodologies to Provide Better Solutions for the Development of Secure Agent-Based Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Although pattern languages have already been proposed for security modelling, such languages mostly employ concepts and notations related to object-oriented systems, and have mainly neglected the agent-oriented paradigm. In this position paper we argue about the need to define a security pattern language applicable to agent-based systems that employs concepts based in the agent-oriented paradigm. In addition, we motivate the need to integrate such a language within the development stages of an agent-oriented methodology, and we briefly discuss what such a language should contain, Keywords: documenting pattern languages, linking requirements to patterns, patterns for secure agent-based systems, integrating patterns with a development methodology, agentoriented software engineering methodologies 1.

Haralambos Mouratidis; Paolo Giorgini; Michael Weiss

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Agent Tcl: A flexible and secure mobileagent Submitted to the Faculty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Agent Tcl: A flexible and secure mobile­agent system A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty in partial malicious machines), and insulating the agent against network and machine failures. Agent Tcl is a mobile­agent system under development at Dartmouth College that has evolved from a Tcl­only system into a multiple

328

Volttron: An Agent Platform for the Smart Grid  

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VOLLTRON platform enables the deployment of intelligent sensors and controllers in the smart grid and provides a stable, secure and flexible framework that expands the sensing and control capabilities. VOLTTRON platform provides services fulfilling the essential requirements of resource management and security for agent operation in the power grid. The facilities provided by the platform allow agent developers to focus on the implementation of their agent system and not on the necessary "plumbing' code. For example, a simple collaborative demand response application was written in less than 200 lines of Python.

Haack, Jereme N.; Akyol, Bora A.; Carpenter, Brandon J.; Tews, Cody W.; Foglesong, Lance W.

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

329

Biosecurity reference : CFR-listed agent and toxin summaries.  

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This reference document provides summary information on the animal, plant, zoonotic, and human pathogens and toxins regulated and categorized by 9 CFR 331 and 7 CFR 121, 'Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Possession, Use and Transfer of Biological Agents and Toxins,' and 42 CFR 73, 'Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins.' Summary information includes, at a minimum, a description of the agent and its associated symptoms; often additional information is provided on the diagnosis, treatment, geographic distribution, transmission, control and eradication, and impacts on public health.

Barnett, Natalie Beth

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation for Hydrogen Transition Analysis  

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Agent Agent Agent - - Based Modeling Based Modeling and Simulation (ABMS) and Simulation (ABMS) for Hydrogen Transition for Hydrogen Transition Analysis Analysis Marianne Mintz Hydrogen Transition Analysis Workshop US Department of Energy January 26, 2006 Objectives and Scope for Phase 1 2 Analyze the hydrogen infrastructure development as a complex adaptive system using an agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) approach Develop an ABMS model to simulate the evolution of that system, spanning the entire H2 supply chain from production to consumption Identify key factors that either promote or inhibit the growth of H2 infrastructure Apply ABMS to get new insights into transition, particularly early transition phase - Dynamic interplay between supply and demand

331

Distributed Intelligent Agents for Decision Making at Local Distributed  

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Distributed Intelligent Agents for Decision Making at Local Distributed Distributed Intelligent Agents for Decision Making at Local Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Levels Speaker(s): David Cohen Date: June 3, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu Our goals are to develop and commercialize a system of adaptive, intelligent software components which run at distributed locations (DER-level) on the energy network to improve the reliability, efficiency, and security of the U.S. electrical distribution network. We are developing GridAgents, an enabling software technology framework and platform using a distributed multi-agent systems approach for advanced communications and control capabilities (large- scale automated demand response, distribution automation control, and Microgrid control applications). For more

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Factors in selecting and applying commercial explosives and blasting agents  

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In this report, commercial blasting compounds are classified according to their nitroglycerin (or equivalent explosive oil) and ammonium nitrate content as dynamites, gelatins, blasting agents, military explosives, and blasting accessories. The ingredients and more significant properties of each explosive are tabulated and briefly discussed. Properties discussed are weight strength, cartridge strength, detonation velocity, density, detonation pressure, water resistance, and fume class. The weakness of the strength rating system and the importance of detonation pressure, density, and detonation velocity in rating explosives are discussed. The terms blasting agent and slurry, which are often misused, are defined. Trends indicate that blasting agents (that is, blasting mixtures with none of the ingredients singly classified as an explosive), particularly high-density slurry blasting agents, will dominate the explosives field in the future. (22 refs.)

Dick, R.A.

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Process for foaming aqueous protein-containing blasting agents  

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A process is provided for foaming blasting agents which cosists of (1) passing a thickened protein-containing water-bearing blasting agent through a number of orifices at a pressure of about 40 to 160, preferably 125 to 140 psi into a suction chamber in order to form a number of streams of thickened explosive and create a vacuum in the area where the blasting agent exists; (2) simultaneously incorporating gas into the thickened explosive in the suction chamber so as to cause an intimate admixture of the gas with the thickened explosive; and (3) thereafter reducing the velocity of the thickened explosive by subsequently passing it through an enlarged opening, and recovering the resulting foamed, thickened blasting agent. (6 claims)

Adams, P.E.; Fearnow, P.W.

1972-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

334

Robust distributed planning strategies for autonomous multi-agent teams  

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The increased use of autonomous robotic agents, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground rovers, for complex missions has motivated the development of autonomous task allocation and planning methods that ensure ...

Ponda, Sameera S

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Approximate dynamic programming with applications in multi-agent systems  

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This thesis presents the development and implementation of approximate dynamic programming methods used to manage multi-agent systems. The purpose of this thesis is to develop an architectural framework and theoretical ...

Valenti, Mario J. (Mario James), 1976-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

ACTINIDE-SPECIFIC SEQUESTERING AGENTS AND DECONTAMINATION APPLICATIONS  

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Sequestering Agents Specific for Pu(IV) Summary , References9). absorbed body similar Pu(IV) is similar to strychnine,of blood very low doses of 239 Pu significantly shorten the

Smith, William L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Woodstein : a Web interface agent for debugging e-commerce  

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Woodstein is a software agent that works with a user's web browser to explain and help diagnose problems in web processes, such as purchases. It enables the user to inspect data items in ordinary web pages, revealing the ...

Wagner, Earl Joseph, 1977-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Strategy learning for autonomous agents in smart grid markets  

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Distributed electricity producers, such as small wind farms and solar installations, pose several technical and economic challenges in Smart Grid design. One approach to addressing these challenges is through Broker Agents who buy electricity from distributed ...

Prashant P. Reddy; Manuela M. Veloso

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Kit for providing a technetium medical radioimaging agent  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is directed toward a kit for microbial reduction of a technetium compound to form other compounds of value in medical imaging. The technetium compound is combined in a mixture with non-growing microbial cells which contain a technetium-reducing enzyme system, a stabilizing agent and an electron donor in a saline solution under anaerobic conditions. The mixture is substantially free of an inorganic technetium reducing agent and its reduction products. The resulting product is Tc of lower oxidation states, the form of which can be partially controlled by the stabilizing agent. It has been discovered that the microorganisms Shewanella alga, strain Bry and Shewanella putrifacians, strain CN-32 contain the necessary enzyme systems for technetium reduction and can form both mono nuclear and polynuclear reduced Tc species depending on the stabilizing agent.

Wildung, Raymond E. (Richland, WA); Garland, Thomas R. (Greybull, WY); Li, Shu-Mei W. (Richland, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

A Proposal of PVCs Configuration Methodology Employing Mobile Agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a research about the technology of mobile agents which has Concordia system as its platform. Concordia was developed by Mitsubishi Eletric Information Technology Center America. In the latest years, the Internet became the main media ...

André Ribeiro Cardoso; Joaquim Celestino, Jr.

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Input handling in agent-based micro-level simulators.  

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??In this thesis we presented a new direction for handling missing values in multi agent-based simulation (MABS) at micro-level by using truth tables and logical… (more)

Fayyaz, Muhammad

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Risk Allocation for Multi-agent Systems using Tatonnement  

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This paper proposes a new market-based distributed planning algorithm for multi-agent systems under uncertainty, called MIRA (Market-based Iterative Risk Allocation). In large coordination problems, from power grid management ...

Williams, Brian C.

2009-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

343

ECASL: A Model of Rational Agency for Communicating Agents  

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Abstract. The Cognitive Agent Specification Language (CASL) is a framework for specifying and verifying complex communicating multiagent systems. In this paper, we extend CASL to incorporate a formal model of means-end reasoning suitable for a multiagent context. In particular, we define a simple model of cooperative ability, give a definition of rational plans, and show how an agent’s intentions play a role in determining her next actions. This bridges the gap between intentions to achieve a goal and intentions to act. We also define a notion of subjective plan execution and show that in the absence of interference, an agent that is able to achieve a goal, intends to do so, and is acting rationally and subjectively executing plans, will eventually achieve it. 1

Shakil M. Khan; Yves Lespérance

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Agent-Based Wave Computation: Towards Controlling the Resource Demand  

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In recent years, the mobile agent paradigm has received significant consideration in the context of large complex decentralized systems. Tasks such as system monitoring, load balancing and resource management have been successfully mapped onto this paradigm. ...

Armin R. Mikler; Vivek S. Chokhani

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Probabilistic search optimization and mission assignment for heterogeneous autonomous agents  

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This paper presents an algorithmic framework for conducting search and identification missions using multiple heterogeneous agents. Dynamic objects of type "neutral" or "target" move through a discretized environment. Probabilistic representation of ...

Timothy H. Chung; Moshe Kress; Johannes O. Royset

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Communicating effectively in resource-constrained multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agents with partial observability need to share information to achieve decentralised coordination. However, in resource-constrained systems, indiscriminate communication can create performance bottlenecks by consuming valuable bandwidth. Therefore, there ...

Partha S. Dutta; Claudia V. Goldman; Nicholas R. Jennings

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

An Agent-Based Modeling for Pandemic Influenza in Egypt  

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Pandemic influenza has great potential to cause large and rapid increases in deaths and serious illness. The objective of this paper is to develop an agent-based model to simulate the spread of pandemic influenza (novel H1N1) in Egypt. The proposed multi-agent model is based on the modeling of individuals' interactions in a space time context. The proposed model involves different types of parameters such as: social agent attributes, distribution of Egypt population, and patterns of agents' interactions. Analysis of modeling results leads to understanding the characteristics of the modeled pandemic, transmission patterns, and the conditions under which an outbreak might occur. In addition, the proposed model is used to measure the effectiveness of different control strategies to intervene the pandemic spread.

Khalil, Khaled M; Nazmy, Taymour T; Salem, Abdel-Badeeh M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Decontamination of Hypercubes by Mobile Agents Paola Flocchini  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

is initially located on a single node, the homebase, and the agents can move freely from the node. Initially all nodes are contaminated except for the homebase, which is obviously guarded. The solution

Flocchini, Paola

349

Optical techniques for detecting and identifying biological-warfare agents  

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Rapid and accurate detection and identification of biological agents is an objective of various national security programs. Detection in general is difficult owing to natural clutter and anticipated low concentrations of ...

Greenwood, Darryl P.

350

Safe agents in space: lessons from the autonomous sciencecraft experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An Autonomous Science Agent is currently flying onboard the Earth Observing One Spacecraft This software enables the spacecraft to autonomously detect and respond to science events occurring on the Earth The package includes software systems that perform ...

Rob Sherwood; Steve Chien; Daniel Tran; Benjamin Cichy; Rebecca Castano; Ashley Davies; Gregg Rabideau

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Volttron: an agent platform for the smart grid  

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VOLLTRON" platform enables the deployment of intelligent sensors and controllers in the smart grid and provides a stable, secure and flexible framework that expands the sensing and control capabilities. VOLTTRON" platform provides services fulfilling ... Keywords: agent platform, smartgrid

Jereme Haack, Bora Akyol, Brandon Carpenter, Cody Tews, Lance Foglesong

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

The Impact of Blowing Agents on Residential Water Heater Performance  

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The Impact of Blowing Agents on Residential Water Heater Performance The Impact of Blowing Agents on Residential Water Heater Performance Title The Impact of Blowing Agents on Residential Water Heater Performance Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-47352 Year of Publication 2001 Authors Lekov, Alexander B., James D. Lutz, Camilla Dunham Whitehead, and James E. McMahon Document Number LBNL-47352 Date Published January 12 Abstract The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987 (NAECA) requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to consider amendments to the energy conservation standards to increase energy efficiency in residential water heaters. A driving force affecting efficiency is the ozone-depletion regulation regarding blowing agents for insulation in all water heater fuel types. This paper presents results of cost and efficiency impacts of three potential blowing agents. Residential water heaters are typically insulated with polyurethane foam in the space between the tank and the jacket. Currently, water heater manufacturers use HCFC-141b, an ozone-depleting substance, as a blowing agent. After 2003, as a result of the Montreal Protocol (1993), manufacturers must use blowing agents that do not deplete the ozone layer. The analysis presented in this paper considers three replacement candidates, HFC-245fa, HFC-134a, and cyclopentane by comparing their efficiency and cost effectiveness when applied to water heater insulation. This analysis used computer simulation models and other analytical methods to investigate the efficiency improvements due to different design options, when alternative blowing agents are applied. The calculations were based on the DOE test procedure for residential water heaters. The analysis used average manufacturer, retailer, and installer costs to calculate the total consumer costs. Consumer operating expenses were calculated based on modeled energy consumption under test procedure conditions and U.S. average energy prices. With this information, a cost-efficiency relationship was developed to show the average manufacturer and consumer cost to achieve increased efficiency.

353

Scalable, distributed data mining using an agent based architecture  

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Algorithm scalability and the distributed nature of both data and computation deserve serious attention in the context of data mining. This paper presents PADMA (PArallel Data Mining Agents), a parallel agent based system, that makes an effort to address these issues. PADMA contains modules for (1) parallel data accessing operations, (2) parallel hierarchical clustering, and (3) web-based data visualization. This paper describes the general architecture of PADMA and experimental results.

Kargupta, H.; Hamzaoglu, I.; Stafford, B.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Fuel Panics - insights from spatial agent-based simulation  

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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Working Papers in Economics Fuel Panics insights from spatial agent-based simulation Eben Upton and William J. Nuttall CWPE 1309 Fuel Panics insights from spatial agent-based simulation EPRG... Working Paper 1305 Cambridge Working Paper in Economics 1309 Eben Upton and William J. Nuttall Abstract The United Kingdom has twice suffered major disruption as a result of fuel panics first in September 2000 coincident with a wave...

Upton, Eben; Nuttall, William J.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Developing a Generic Agent-based Intelligent Tutoring System  

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We developed a generic teaching environment that uses agents to support learning. An agent platform developed in our research group is used. The system is generic in the sense that the cognition core (domain model, student model and instruction model) is separated from the exercise modules and user interfaces. The architecture allows different user interfaces. An application of the environment for nurse training has been implemented.

Hospers Kroezen Nijholt; M. Hospers; E. Kroezen; A. Nijholt; R. Op Den Akker; D. Heylen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

The fractional volatility model: An agent-based interpretation  

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Based on criteria of mathematical simplicity and consistency with empirical market data, a model with volatility driven by fractional noise has been constructed which provides a fairly accurate mathematical parametrization of the data. Here, some features of the model are discussed and, using agent-based models, one tries to find which agent strategies and (or) properties of the financial institutions might be responsible for the features of the fractional volatility model.

Mendes, R Vilela

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Field-based coordination of mobile intelligent agents: an evolutionary game theoretic analysis  

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The paper deals with field-based coordination of agent team in which the continental divide game is applied as a coordination mechanism. The agent team consists of self-interested mobile intelligent agents whose behaviour is modelled using coordination ...

Krunoslav Trzec; Ignac Lovrek

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

The effect of alteration in service environments with distributed intelligent agents  

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The paper presents some properties of the communication network supported by the intelligent agents. The intelligent agents were placed into network nodes and they were immobile. They were used to regulate the transfer of mobile agents from the network ...

Dragan Jevtic; Marijan Kunstic; Denis Ouzecki

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Toward Dynamic, Longitudinal, Agent-Based Microsimulation Models of Human Activity in Urban Settings  

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for theory. FOCUSING ON INTERACTION USING AGENT-BASED MODELSBackground Agent-based models are characterized by theirEnvironment The dynamic agent-based model seeks to produce,

Rindt, Craig R.; Marca, James E.; McNally, Michael G.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Collective Violence in Darfur: An Agent-based Model of Pastoral Nomad/Sedentary Peasant Interaction  

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of Cooperation: Agent-based Models of Conflict andG. Frederick. 2005. "Agent Based Models of Risk Sensitivity:press. "NOMAD: An Agent-based Model of Nomadic Pastoralist/

Kuznar, Lawrence A; Sedlmeyer, Robert

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Organizational ecology and population dynamics in politics : an agent-based model  

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2.3.3 Using an Agent-Based Model . . . . .Chapter 3 An Agent Based Model of Organizational Ecology 3.1of cooperation: Agent-based models of competition and

Jung, Danielle Fitzpatrick

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Human and Artificial Agents in a Crash-Prone Financial Market  

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2). Duffy, J. (2006). Agent-based models and human subjectF. (2005). Estimation of agent-based models: The case of anFinancial markets · Agent-based models · Experimental

Feldman, Todd; Friedman, Daniel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

A Framework to Structure Agent-Based Modeling Data for Social-Ecological Systems  

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Methodological issues on agent-based models for analyticalof a household level agent-based model of landcover change.individual-based and agent-based models. Ecological Modeling

Altaweel, Mark R; Alessa, Lilian N.; Kliskey, Andrew; Bone, Chris

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Quantifying the Effect of the Principal-Agent Problem on US Residential Energy Use  

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principal agent (PA) problem, affects energy use in the U.S.the Principal-Agent Problem Site Energy by End Use, TBtu (the Principal-Agent Problem in Energy End-Use The PA problem

Murtishaw, Scott; Sathaye, Jayant

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Cooperative information sharing to improve distributed learning in multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Effective coordination of agents' actions in partially-observable domains is a major challenge of multi-agent systems research. To address this, many researchers have developed techniques that allow the agents to make decisions based on estimates of ...

Partha S. Dutta; Nicholas R. Jennings; Luc Moreau

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Phenotypic transition maps of 3D breast acini obtained by imaging-guided agent-based modeling  

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USA We introduce an agent-based model of epithelial cellconditions. The agent-based model was parameterized andusing two- dimensional agent-based models (ABM). Rejniak and

Tang, Jonathan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

U-261: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent "Content-Length" Integer...  

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1: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent "Content-Length" Integer Overflow Vulnerability U-261: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent "Content-Length" Integer Overflow Vulnerability September...

368

Pastoralist Mobility and Social Controls In Inner Asia: Experiments Using Agent-Based Modeling  

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The Software The agent-based model, HouseholdsWorld (is a spatial agent- based model of pastoral nomads living in

Rogers, J. Daniel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Agent-based computational models and generative social science  

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This article argues that the agent-based computational model permits a distinctive approach to social science for which the term “generative ” is suitable. In defending this terminology, features distinguishing the approach from both “inductive ” and “deductive ” science are given. Then, the following specific contributions to social science are discussed: The agent-based computational model is a new tool for empirical research. It offers a natural environment for the study of connectionist phenomena in social science. Agent-based modeling provides a powerful way to address certain enduring—and especially interdisciplinary—questions. It allows one to subject certain core theories—such as neoclassical microeconomics—to important types of stress (e.g., the effect of evolving preferences). It permits one to study how rules of individual behavior give rise—or “map up”—to macroscopic regularities and organizations. In turn, one can employ laboratory behavioral research findings to select among competing agent-based (“bottom up”) models. The agent-based approach may well have the important effect of decoupling individual rationality from macroscopic equilibrium and of separating decision science from social science more generally. Agent-based modeling offers powerful new forms of hybrid theoretical-computational work; these are particularly relevant to the study of non-equilibrium systems. The agentbased approach invites the interpretation of society as a distributed computational device, and in turn the interpretation of social dynamics as a type of computation. This interpretation raises important foundational issues in social science—some related to intractability, and some to undecidability proper. Finally, since “emergence” figures prominently in this literature, I take up the connection between agent-based modeling and classical emergentism, criticizing the latter and arguing that the two are incompatible. ? 1999 John Wiley &

Joshua M. Epstein

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Agent 2003 Conference on Challenges in Social Simulation  

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Welcome to the Proceedings of the fourth in a series of agent simulation conferences cosponsored by Argonne National Laboratory and The University of Chicago. Agent 2003 is the second conference in which three Special Interest Groups from the North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science (NAACSOS) have been involved in planning the program--Computational Social Theory; Simulation Applications; and Methods, Toolkits and Techniques. The theme of Agent 2003, Challenges in Social Simulation, is especially relevant, as there seems to be no shortage of such challenges. Agent simulation has been applied with increasing frequency to social domains for several decades, and its promise is clear and increasingly visible. Like any nascent scientific methodology, however, it faces a number of problems or issues that must be addressed in order to progress. These challenges include: (1) Validating models relative to the social settings they are designed to represent; (2) Developing agents and interactions simple enough to understand but sufficiently complex to do justice to the social processes of interest; (3) Bridging the gap between empirically spare artificial societies and naturally occurring social phenomena; (4) Building multi-level models that span processes across domains; (5) Promoting a dialog among theoretical, qualitative, and empirical social scientists and area experts, on the one hand, and mathematical and computational modelers and engineers, on the other; (6) Using that dialog to facilitate substantive progress in the social sciences; and (7) Fulfilling the aspirations of users in business, government, and other application areas, while recognizing and addressing the preceding challenges. Although this list hardly exhausts the challenges the field faces, it does identify topics addressed throughout the presentations of Agent 2003. Agent 2003 is part of a much larger process in which new methods and techniques are applied to difficult social issues. Among the resources that give us the prospect of success is the innovative and transdisciplinary research community being built. We believe that Agent 2003 contributes to further progress in computational modeling of social processes, and we hope that you find these Proceedings to be stimulating and rewarding. As the horizons of this transdiscipline continue to emerge and converge, we hope to provide similar forums that will promote development of agent simulation modeling in the years to come.

Margaret Clemmons, ed.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Development of a chemical vision spectrometer to detect chemical agents.  

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This paper describes initial work in developing a no-moving-parts hyperspectral-imaging camera that provides both a thermal image and specific identification of chemical agents, even in the presence of nontoxic plumes. The camera uses enhanced stand-off chemical agent detector (ESCAD) technology based on a conventional thermal-imaging camera interfaced with an acousto-optical tunable filter (AOTF). The AOTF is programmed to allow selected spectral frequencies to reach the two dimensional array detector. These frequencies are combined to produce a spectrum that is used for identification. If a chemical agent is detected, pixels containing the agent-absorbing bands are given a colored hue to indicate the presence of the agent. In test runs, two thermal-imaging cameras were used with a specially designed vaporizer capable of controlled low-level (low ppm-m) dynamic chemical releases. The objective was to obtain baseline information about detection levels. Dynamic releases allowed for realistic detection scenarios such as low sky, grass, and wall structures, in addition to reproducible laboratory releases. Chemical releases consisted of dimethylmethylphosphonate (DMMP) and methanol. Initial results show that the combination of AOTF and thermal imaging will produce a chemical image of a plume that can be detected in the presence of interfering substances.

Demirgian, J.

1999-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

372

Empirical and scientific application of explosives and blasting agents  

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A new system for comparing modern blasting agents and evaluating their performance in large-scale, massive rock blasting, such as the taconites of the Mesabi Range of Minnesota, has been devised. This paper briefly describes various explosives and blasting agents and makes some rather interesting comparisons based on their physical chemistry. The actual performance in rock is evaluated, based on the theory that rock fragmentation is more dependent on the physical characteristics of the rock mass and shot geometry than on explosive type. The energy absorption capacity of a rock, its physical properties, determines the relative effect of the applied explosive or blasting agent. And the method of force relief based primarily on shot geometry (multiple rows and holes) and elastic and physical properties of the rock determines how the rock mass will fragment. The relative affect of the applied explosive is dependent on its total energy, gas-volume and type, temperature, and reaction time.

Klima, F.J.

1966-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Migrating Home Agents Towards Internet-scale Mobility Deployments  

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While the IETF standardization process of the Mobile IPv6 and Network Mobility (NEMO) protocols is almost complete, their large-scale deployment is not yet possible. With these technologies, in order to hide location changes of the mobile nodes from the rest of the Internet, a specific router called a home agent is used. However, this equipment generates resilience and performance issues such as protocol scalability and longer paths. In order to solve these problems, we describe and analyze a new concept called Home Agent Migration. The main feature of this solution is the distribution of home agents inside the current Internet topology to reduce distances to end-nodes. As is usually done for anycast routing, they advertise the same network prefix from different locations; moreover they also exchange information

Ryuji Wakikawa; Guillaume Valadon

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Techniques and Issues in Agent-Based Modeling Validation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Validation of simulation models is extremely important. It ensures that the right model has been built and lends confidence to the use of that model to inform critical decisions. Agent-based models (ABM) have been widely deployed in different fields for studying the collective behavior of large numbers of interacting agents. However, researchers have only recently started to consider the issues of validation. Compared to other simulation models, ABM has many differences in model development, usage and validation. An ABM is inherently easier to build than a classical simulation, but more difficult to describe formally since they are closer to human cognition. Using multi-agent models to study complex systems has attracted criticisms because of the challenges involved in their validation [1]. In this report, we describe the challenge of ABM validation and present a novel approach we recently developed for an ABM system.

Pullum, Laura L [ORNL; Cui, Xiaohui [New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

An Ontology For Agent-Based Modeling And Simulation  

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Ontologies are a formal methodology for establishing a common vocabulary, for defining the concepts and relationships between those concepts of a particular domain, and for reasoning about the objects, behaviors, and knowledge that comprises the domain. In this paper, we present an ontology for agent-based modeling and simulation. Agent-based modeling and simulation has become an important and popular paradigm for the computational social and natural sciences; however, the application of this paradigm tends to be performed in an ad-hoc fashion leading to questions about underlying assumptions in an agent-based model, verification of the software implementation as a representation of that model, and validation of hypothesized conclusions inferred from data produced by computer simulation experiments. An ontology provides a formal, logical knowledge representation that supports automated reasoning. Such reasoning capability provides for consistency checking of the concepts and relationships in an agent-based model, can infer the assumptions inherent in a model, can infer the assumptions and the parameters inherent in a simulation or software representation of a model, and can enforce adherence to formal methods or best practices for verification and validation testing. These reasoning tasks direct, or at least inform, the modeler about relevant techniques and methods in the agent-based paradigm. The reasoning capability also provides a framework for automated generation of software code, automated design and execution of simulation experiments as well as automated generation and execution of validation tests for those experiments. Using the standard Ontology Web Language (OWL), we provide a complete, detailed ontology of agent-based modeling and simulation, and we show ho...

Scott Christley Xiaorong; Xiaorong Xiang; Greg Madey

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Modelling structures in generic space, a condition for adaptiveness of monitoring cognitive agent  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The adaptiveness of agents is one of the basic conditions for the autonomy. This paper describes an approach of adaptiveness forMonitoring Cognitive Agents based on the notion of "generic spaces". This notion allows the definition of virtual "generic ... Keywords: autonomous agent, cognitive agent, diagnosis, expert systems, monitoring

Marc Goc; Michel Gaeta

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Agent Tcl: Alpha Release 1.1 Robert S. Gray \\Lambda  

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Agent Tcl: Alpha Release 1.1 Robert S. Gray \\Lambda Department of Computer Science Dartmouth College Hanover, NH 03755 E­mail: robert.s.gray@dartmouth.edu December 1, 1995 Abstract Agent Tcl is a transportable agent system. The agents are written in an extended version of the Tool Command Lanuage (Tcl

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Multi-agent coordination by temporal plan fusion: Application to combat search and rescue  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Coordination of actions and plans that must be achieved by multiple agents is one of the most difficult tasks in the multi-agent domain. In order to work together and achieve a common goal, agents need to coordinate their plans in a way that guarantees, ... Keywords: Distributed plan monitoring, Multi-agent coordination, Plan fusion, Temporal fusion, Temporal merging, Temporal planning

Mohamad K. Allouche; Abdeslem Boukhtouta

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Pay attention!: designing adaptive agents that monitor and improve user engagement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Embodied agents hold great promise as educational assistants, exercise coaches, and team members in collaborative work. These roles require agents to closely monitor the behavioral, emotional, and mental states of their users and provide appropriate, ... Keywords: adaptive agents, educational agents, electroencephalography (eeg), human-robot interaction, immediacy, passive brain-computer interfaces (bci)

Daniel Szafir; Bilge Mutlu

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Considering baseline homophily when generating spatial social networks for agent-based modelling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Social networks have become an important part of agent-based models, and their structure may have remarkable impact on simulation results. We propose a simple and efficient but empirically based approach for spatial agent-based models which explicitly ... Keywords: Agent milieus, Empirical social networks, Network generator, Spatial agent-based modelling

Sascha Holzhauer; Friedrich Krebs; Andreas Ernst

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sokoban: enhancing general single-agent search methods using domain knowledge  

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Keywords: IDA, Pattern database, Sokoban, pattern search, rapid random restart, single-agent search, transposition table

Andreas Junghanns; Jonathan Schaeffer

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Agent-based control for decentralised demand side management in the smart grid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Central to the vision of the smart grid is the deployment of smart meters that will allow autonomous software agents, representing the consumers, to optimise their use of devices and heating in the smart home while interacting with the grid. However, ... Keywords: agent-based control, agents, demand-side management electricity, energy, multi-agent systems

Sarvapali D. Ramchurn; Perukrishnen Vytelingum; Alex Rogers; Nick Jennings

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Fuzzy-probabilistic multi agent system for breast cancer risk assessment and insurance premium assignment  

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In this paper, we present an agent-based system for distributed risk assessment of breast cancer development employing fuzzy and probabilistic computing. The proposed fuzzy multi agent system consists of multiple fuzzy agents that benefit from fuzzy ... Keywords: Breast cancer, Fuzzy probability, Fuzzy-probabilistic multi agent system, Insurance premium, Uncertainty

Farzaneh Tatari; Mohammad-R. Akbarzadeh-T; Ahmad Sabahi

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Detecting and forecasting economic regimes in multi-agent automated exchanges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We show how an autonomous agent can use observable market conditions to characterize the microeconomic situation of the market and predict market trends. The agent can use this information for tactical decisions, such as pricing, and strategic decisions, ... Keywords: Agent-mediated electronic commerce, Dynamic pricing, Machine learning, Market forecasting, Trading agents

Wolfgang Ketter; John Collins; Maria Gini; Alok Gupta; Paul Schrater

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

An application of formal argumentation: Fusing Bayesian networks in multi-agent systems  

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We consider a multi-agent system where each agent is equipped with a Bayesian network, and present an open framework for the agents to agree on a possible consensus network. The framework builds on formal argumentation, and unlike previous solutions ... Keywords: Application, Argument in agent systems, Argumentation frameworks, Bayesian networks

Søren Holbech Nielsen; Simon Parsons

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Ontology used in a e-learning multi-agent architecture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main goal of this article is to develop a virtual educational environment model which makes learning easier by using collaboration (and extension, team-research model) as a form of social interplay. The model represents a universe where human agents ... Keywords: artificial agents, collaborative learning, human-computer interaction (HCI), multi-agent architectures, multi-agent system

Daniel Hunyadi; Iulian Pah

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

An agent-based tool for infrastructure interdependency policy analysis.  

SciTech Connect

Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) can be applied to investigate complex infrastructure interdependencies such as those between the electric power and natural gas markets. These markets are undergoing fundamental transformations including major changes in electric generator fuel sources. Electric generators that use natural gas as a fuel source are rapidly gaining market share. These generators introduce direct interdependency between the electric power and natural gas markets. These interdependencies have been investigated using the emergent behavior of CAS model agents within the Spot Market Agent Research Tool Version 2.0 Plus Natural Gas (SMART II+).

North, M. J.

2000-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

388

Consumption Externalities: A Representative Consumer Model when Agents are Heterogeneous *  

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Abstract: We examine a growth model with consumption externalities where agents differ in their initial capital endowment and their reference group. We show under which conditions the aggregate equilibrium with heterogeneous agents replicates that obtained with a representative consumer, despite the fact that different individuals have different consumption levels. Next we consider the implications of the presence of consumption externalities for the long-run distributions of income and wealth. We find that, in a growing economy, “keeping up with the Joneses ” results in less inequality than would prevail in an economy with no consumption externalities.

Cecilia García-peñalosa; Stephen J. Turnovsky

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

An Agent-Based Model of a Minimal Economy  

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We present an agent-based model of a minimal economy containing households, retail banks, and producers of consumer and capital goods. Household behavior is based on the buffer-stock savings model by Deaton (1961), while the profit-maximizing firms employ reinforcement learning to determine pricing and production. Competitive retail banks facilitate the flow of funds between households and producers through a fractional-reserve system. Stability of the simulated markets depends only on the self-adjusting, boundedly rational behavior of the agents in the completely closed economic system. 1

Christopher K. Chan; Adviser Prof; Ken Steiglitz; Christopher K. Chan; Ken Steiglitz

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Agent-based modelling of human education data  

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Agent-based simulation is increasingly used to analyze the performance of complex systems. There are two main ways agentbased models are built — from equation-based models and directly from data. We are building models in both ways, investigating approaches for creating them and for validating them. In this paper we describe results of our work on one specific agent-based model, showing how it can be validated against the equation-based model from which it was derived, and the extent to which it can be used to derive additional results over and above those that the equationbased model can provide.

Yuqing Tang

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Towards Ontological Foundations for Agent Modeling Concepts using  

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Abstract: Foundational ontologies provide the basic concepts upon which any domain-specific ontology is built. This paper presents a new foundational ontology, UFO, and shows how it can be used as a foundation of agent concepts and for evaluating agent-oriented modeling methods. UFO is derived from a synthesis of two other foundational ontologies, GFO/GOL and OntoClean/DOLCE. While their main areas of application are the natural sciences and linguistics/cognitive engineering, respectively, the main purpose of UFO is to provide a foundation for conceptual modeling, including agentoriented modeling. 1

Giancarlo Guizzardi; Gerd Wagner

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Stochastic analysis of an agent-based model  

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We analyze the dynamics of a forecasting game which exhibits the phenomenon of information cascades. Each agent aims at correctly predicting a binary variable and he/she can either look for independent information or herd on the choice of others. We show that dynamics can be analitically described in terms of a Langevin equation and its collective behavior is described by the solution of a Kramers' problem. This provides very accurate results in the region where the vast majority of agents herd, which corresponds to the most interesting one from a game theoretic point of view.

Veglio, A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Program on Technology Innovation: Optimal Bidding in Power Markets: Q-Learning for Adaptive Agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agents that can develop policies through trial-and-error interaction with their environments are especially interesting for use in agent-based modeling of economic processes such as spot markets. Well-designed adaptive agents have the potential to independently discover strategies in complex environments beyond what can be reasonably hard-coded into heuristic agents or expected of human game-participants. This report describes an investigation into the use of machine learning techniques for agent design ...

2007-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

394

A secure multiple-agent cryptographic key recovery system  

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Symmetric cryptography uses the same session key for message encryption and decryption. Without having it, the encrypted message will never be revealed. In case the session key is unavailable or government authorities need to inspect suspect messages, ... Keywords: key recovery, key recovery agent, key recovery center, secret sharing, session key

Kanokwan Kanyamee; Chanboon Sathitwiriyawong

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Security Patterns Meet Agent Oriented Software Engineering: A Complementary Solution  

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Security Patterns Meet Agent Oriented Software Engineering: A Complementary Solution for Developing Secure Information Systems Haralambos Mouratidis1 , Michael Weiss2 , and Paolo Giorgini3 1 School Software Engineering and security patterns have been proposed as suitable paradigms for the development

396

Layered Timeseries Analysis for Smart Grid Agents Prashant Reddy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

electrical power grid towards a Smart Grid promises increased utilization of distributed renewable energy. We study two problems within the distribution grid that employ au- tonomous agents to enable robust Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) from 2002 to 2011 and corresponding real weather data from

Murphy, Robert F.

397

A Cognitive Architecture for the Design of an Interaction Agent  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper is focused on the Interaction Agent designed to provide an Advanced Human Computer Interaction in the on-going project VIP-ADVISOR. The problem addressed is the identification of the components of the cognitive architecture needed and in particular, ...

Ana García-Serrano; Javier Calle-Gómez

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Proactive Supply-Chain Event Management with Agent Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Supply-chain event management (SCEM) provides timely event-related information that can be used to identify and correct disruptions and malfunctions in operational supply-chain processes. A proactive SCEM system that adheres to requirements derived from ... Keywords: Intelligent Agents, Supply-Chain Event Management, Supply-Chain Management

Freimut Bodendorf; Roland Zimmermann

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Dimensions of Usability: Cougaar, Aglets and Adaptive Agent Architecture (AAA)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Research and development organizations are constantly evaluating new technologies in order to implement the next generation of advanced applications. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, agent technologies are perceived as an approach that can provide a competitive advantage in the construction of highly sophisticated software systems in a range of application areas. An important factor in selecting a successful agent architecture is the level of support it provides the developer in respect to developer support, examples of use, integration into current workflow and community support. Without such assistance, the developer must invest more effort into learning instead of applying the technology. Like many other applied research organizations, our staff are not dedicated to a single project and must acquire new skills as required, underlining the importance of being able to quickly become proficient. A project was instigated to evaluate three candidate agent toolkits across the dimensions of support they provide. This paper reports on the outcomes of this evaluation and provides insights into the agent technologies evaluated.

Haack, Jereme N.; Cowell, Andrew J.; Gorton, Ian

2004-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

400

A Manifesto for Agent Technology: Towards Next Generation Computing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The European Commission's eEurope initiative aims to bring every citizen, home, school, business and administration online to create a digitally literate Europe. The value lies not in the objective itself, but in its ability to facilitate the advance ... Keywords: agent technology, challenges, roadmap, survey, trends

Michael Luck; Peter McBurney; Chris Preist

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Autonomous Seller Agent for Multiple Simultaneous English Auctions  

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The growth of online auction is due to the flexibility and convenience that it offers to consumers. In the context of online auction, deriving the best reserve price can be associated to the seller's optimization problem. Determining this reserve price ... Keywords: Auction Theory, English Auction, Heuristic Approach, Online Auction, Re-Auction, Reserve Price, Risk Type Seller, Seller Agent, Seller Strategy, Selling Algorithm

Patricia Anthony; Edwin Law

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Efficient and effective automated surveillance agents using kernel tricks  

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Many schemes have been presented over the years to develop automated visual surveillance systems. However, these schemes typically need custom equipment, or involve significant complexity and storage requirements. In this paper we present three software-based ... Keywords: agent, automated, camera, intrusion, kernel, surveillance

Tarem Ahmed, Xianglin Wei, Supriyo Ahmed, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Commercial applications of agents: lessons, experiences and challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As has been argued very eloquently and effectively, there is a chasm that needs to be crossed in the adoption of any new technology [8], and the marketing of such technologies must somehow try to bridge the gap that arises. Many currently see agent technologies ...

Roxana A. Belecheanu; Steve Munroe; Michael Luck; Terry Payne; Tim Miller; Peter McBurney; Michal P?chou?ek

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

A Learning Agent that Assists the Browsing of Software Libraries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract¿Locating software items is difficult, even for knowledgeable software designers, when searching in large, complex, and continuously growing libraries. This paper describes a technique we term active browsing. An active browser suggests to the ... Keywords: Software reuse, searching software libraries, learning agents, simulated human users, active browsing.

Christopher G. Drummond; Dan Ionescu; Robert C. Holte

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Conceptual Modeling in Disaster Planning Using Agent Constructs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A disaster plan contains rules to be used by responders to deal with a disaster and save lives. Usually, the plan is not enacted by those who created it. This results in difficulty for responders in utilizating the plan. Conceptual models have been used ... Keywords: Disaster Management, Intelligent Agent, Modeling Grammar

Kafui Monu; Carson Woo

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Ant colony clustering using mobile agents as ants and pheromone  

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This paper presents a new approach for controlling mobile multiple robots connected by communication networks. The control mechanism is based on a specific Ant Colony Clustering (ACC) algorithm. In traditional ACC, an ant convey an object, but in our ... Keywords: ant colony clustering, intelligent robot control, mobile agent

Masashi Mizutani; Munehiro Takimoto; Yasushi Kambayashi

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Practical and theoretical innovations in multi-agent systems research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

1 IntroductionUKMAS has now been running for six years, in 1996 and 1997 under the heading of FoMAS (Foundations of Multi-Agent Systems) both organised by Michael Luck at Warwick University and then subsequently in its current incarnation, UKMAS, ...

Mark D'inverno; Michael Luck; Ukmas Ukmas

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Dagli oggetti agli agenti Evoluzione dell'agent  

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Informatica dellUniversit di Palermo ENGINEERING INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA Printed in November 2008 ENGINEERING INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA #12;Indice dei Contenuti Agenti e Tecnologie di Sviluppo. Multi.e., decentralized emergency assistance. Index Terms--Agent-oriented software engineering, e-Health systems, m

Torino, Università di

409

Domain-dependent single-agent search enhancements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

AI research has developed an extensive collection of methods to solve state-space problems. Using the challenging domain of Sokoban, this paper studies the effect of search enhancements on program performance. We show that the current state of the art ... Keywords: IDA, Sokoban, single-agent search

Andreas Junghanns; Jonathan Schaeffer

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Carbon nanotubes as photoacoustic molecular imaging agents in living mice  

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Carbon nanotubes as photoacoustic molecular imaging agents in living mice ADAM DE LA ZERDA1 not shown to target a diseased site in living subjects. Here we show that single-walled carbon nanotubes were verified ex vivo using Raman microscopy. Photoacoustic imaging of targeted single-walled carbon

Khuri-Yakub, Butrus T. "Pierre"

411

Agent-Based Coordination Technologies in Disaster (Demo Paper)  

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be applied is that of emergency response or disaster management. Disaster management has become an importantAgent-Based Coordination Technologies in Disaster Management (Demo Paper) Sarvapali D. Ramchurn issue in the last few years due to the large number of disasters occurring such as hurricane Katrina

Vetsikas, Ioannis

412

Multi-agent navigation using path-based vector fields  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an approach to multi-agent navigation, that is based on generating potential-fields from A*-paths. We will introduce and compare two algorithms: 1) a geometrical algorithm that is based on quads, and 2) an images-based algorithm. We show empirically ...

Tristan Behrens; Randolf Schärfig; Tim Winkler

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Automatic discovery of algorithms for multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic algorithm generation for large-scale distributed systems is one of the holy grails of artificial intelligence and agent-based modeling. It has direct applicability in future engineered (embedded) systems, such as mesh networks of sensors and ... Keywords: genetic programming

Sjors van Berkel; Daniel Turi; Andrei Pruteanu; Stefan Dulman

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Isonitrile radionuclide complexes for labelling and imaging agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A coordination complex of an isonitrile ligand and radionuclide such as Tc, Ru, Co, Pt, Fe, Os, Ir, W, Re, Cr, Mo, Mn, Ni, Rh, Pd, Nb and Ta, is useful as a diagnostic agent for labelling liposomes or vesicles, and selected living cells containing lipid membranes, such as blood clots, myocardial tissue, gall bladder tissue, etc.

Jones, Alun G. (Newton Centre, MA); Davison, Alan (Needham, MA); Abrams, Michael J. (Allston, MA)

1984-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

415

Formal methods in agent-oriented software engineering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a growing interest among agent and multiagent system developers for formal methods. Formal methods are means to define and realize correct specifications of multiagent system. The benefits of formal methods become clearer when we recognize the ... Keywords: AOSE, formal methods, software engineering, specification, verification

Amal El Fallah-Seghrouchni; Jorge J. Gomez-Sanz; Munindar P. Singh

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Discovering common outcomes of agents' communicative actions in various domains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We explore the common patterns of human behavior, expressed via communicative actions, and displayed in various domains of human activities associated with conflicts. We build the generic methodology based on machine learning and reasoning to predict ... Keywords: Agents, Conflict scenarios, Emotions, Learning human behavior, Mental states, Outcomes of communicative actions, Scenarios as graphs

Boris Galitsky; Josep-Lluis de la Rosa; Boris Kovalerchuk

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Multi-agent approach to power distribution network modelling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Power supply reliability has become a question of ever growing importance. Due to its geographical distribution and the high costs of maintaining electric power systems (EPS), the necessary quality cannot be achieved simply by redundancy. It is necessary ... Keywords: economic aspects of power outages, multi-agent systems, power network simulation

Miroslav Prýmek; Aleš Horák

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Agent roles, qua individuals and the counting problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite the relevance of the concept of role for conceptual modeling and agent-orientation, there is still in the literature a lack of consensus on the meaning of this notion and how it should be incorporated in existing conceptual modeling languages ...

Giancarlo Guizzardi

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Communication constraints multi-agent territory exploration task  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A common assumption made in multi-robot research is the connectedness of the underlying network. Although this seems a valid assumption for static networks, it is not realistic for mobile robotic networks, where communication between robots usually is ... Keywords: Communication, Environment exploration, Leader-follower, Multi-agent robotics systems

Anshika Pal; Ritu Tiwari; Anupam Shukla

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Bisamide bisthiol compounds useful for making technetium radiodiagnostic renal agents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A radiodiagnostic bisamido-bisthio ligand useful for producing Tc-labelled radiodiagnostic renal agents is described. The ligand forms a complex with the radionuclide .sup.99m Tc suitable for administration as a radiopharmaceutical to obtain images of the kidney for diagnosis of kidney disfunction.

Davison, Alan (Needham, MA); Brenner, David (Cambridge, MA); Lister-James, John (Cambridge, MA); Jones, Alun G. (Newton Centre, MA)

1987-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Design Tradeoffs for Autonomous Trading Agents Ioannis A. Vetsikas  

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is crucial for the agent to maximize its utility, the greedy algorithm that we use is more than capable (e.g. auction information, rules, utilities) visit URL tac.eecs.umich.edu and for information about the first competition held see [3]. 3 The various entertainment tickets are substitutable, while hotels

Rossi, Francesca

422

Objective versus subjective coordination in the engineering of agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The governance of interaction is a critical issue in the engineering of agent systems. Research on coordination addresses this issue by providing a wide range of models, abstractions and technologies. It is often the case, however, that such a wide range ...

Andrea Omicini; Sascha Ossowski

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Multi-level agent-based modeling - Bibliography  

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This very short article aims to bring together the available bibliography on multi-level (or multi-layer, multi-perspective, multi-view, multi-scale, multi-resolution) agent-based modeling so that it is accessible to interested researchers.

Morvan, Gildas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Agent-Oriented Language Engineering for Robust NLP  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main goal of our work is to propose an agent-oriented framework for developing robust NLP applications. This framework provides means to compose analysis modules in a co-operative style. The idea is to encapsulate existing analysis tools and resources ...

Vincenzo Pallotta; Afzal Ballim

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Formalization of emergence in multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Emergence is a distinguishing feature in systems, especially when complexity grows with the number of components, interactions, and connectivity. There is immense interest in emergence, and a plethora of definitions from philosophy to sciences. Despite ... Keywords: emergent behavior, multi-agent system, simulation

Yong Meng Teo, Ba Linh Luong, Claudia Szabo

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Automatic tuning of agent-based models using genetic algorithms  

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When developping multi-agent systems (MAS) or models in the context of agent-based simulation (ABS), the tuning of the model constitutes a crucial step of the design process. Indeed, agent-based models are generally characterized by lots of parameters, which together determine the global dynamics of the system. Moreover, small changes made to a single parameter sometimes lead to a radical modification of the dynamics of the whole system. The development and the parameter setting of an agent-based model can thus become long and tedious if we have no accurate, automatic and systematic strategy to explore this parameter space. That’s the development of such a strategy that we work on, suggesting the use of genetic algorithms. The idea is to capture in the fitness function the goal of the design process (efficiency for MAS that realize a given function, realism for agent-based models, etc.) and to make the model automatically evolve in that direction. However the use of genetic algorithms (GA) in the context of ABS raises specific difficulties that we develop in this article, explaining possible solutions and illustrating them on a simple and well-known model: the food-foraging by a colony of ants. We apply the method to a more complex example. We work on the simulation of the glycolysis and the phosphotranferase systems in Escherichia coli. In this work, we are interested in testing the hypothesis of hyperstructures, which are believed to improve the behavior of a cell. We try to determine under what conditions this may be true, and how these hyperstructures may function. 1

Benoît Calvez; Guillaume Hutzler

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Interacting with embodied agents that can see: how vision-enabled agents can assist in spatial tasks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we describe user experiences with a system equipped with cognitive vision that interacts with the user in the context of personal assistance in the office. A cognitive vision computer can see the user and user responses and react to situations ... Keywords: cognitive vision, embodied agent, intelligent systems, personal assistant, personality type, user experience

Arjan Geven; Johann Schrammel; Manfred Tscheligi

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Intelligent weather agent for aircraft severe weather avoidance  

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Severe weather conditions pose a large threat to the safety of aircraft, since they are responsible for a large percentage of aviation related accidents. With the advent of the free flight environment, the exigency for an autonomous severe weather avoidance capability has increased. In this thesis, an intelligent weather agent is developed for general aviation aircraft. Using a radar image from an onboard weather radar, the intelligent weather agent determines the safest path around severe weather with a minimum detour in distance. The method used is the Simplified Memory Bounded A* search technique that reduces computation time and memory requirements. The algorithm for A* search using the heuristic function is initially developed and evaluated in non-real-time form using Matlab, and demonstrated to be reliable and fast in flight path re-routing for stationary thunderstorms as well as moving thunderstorms. It is extended into a real-time version coded in Borland C++, and integrated with the existing Simplified Flight Management System and coupled with the heading command and hold autopilot of the nonlinear, non-real-time, six degrees-of-freedom Engineering Flight Simulator. Test cases consisting of stationary and moving thunderstorms are used to evaluate the intelligent weather agent online, in real-time. Results demonstrate that the new path suggested by the algorithm developed in this thesis is about 1% to 25% longer than the original path depending upon the size of the thunderstorm that lies in the original path. The detours in the test cases ranged from about 1 mile to 11 miles over and above the original path length. The algorithm did not exhibit any critical failures in the test cases and proved to be robust. The intelligent weather agent, when integrated with the Simplified Flight Management System and coupled with the heading command and hold autopilot, provides an effective and reliable guidance and navigation system for generating safe, alternate flight paths around thunderstorms and squall lines. It also forms the basis for the severe weather agent component of a broader hierarchical intelligent agent based system for free-flight guidance.

Bokadia, Sangeeta

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Burlington Electric Department - Multi-Family Rental Energy Efficiency...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Efficiency Rebate Program Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Savings For Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting...

430

Punishment Induced Detterence: Evidence from the Video Rental Market  

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2-year period) Total Number of Customers Standard Deviationa given day by a customer account number. Table 2. Counts oflate fee on the number of days before a customer returns to

Fishman, Peter; Pope, Devin G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

City of Memphis - Energy Efficiency of Rental Properties (Tennessee...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

MeasuresWhole Building, CustomOthers pending approval, Doors, DuctAir sealing, Windows Active Incentive Yes Implementing Sector Local Energy Category Energy Efficiency...

432

Overcoming barriers to energy efficiency for rental housing  

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Improving building energy efficiency is widely recognized as one of the best strategies for combating climate change and other energy problems. Energy efficiency implementation has been slow, however, due to a number of ...

Williams, Beth E. (Beth Ellen)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Updated October 2009 Vehicle Rentals Enterprise Rent-a-Car  

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employees, including subsidiaries for business and personal use. 4. An increased number of fuel efficient and alternate fuel cars are available in the Enterprise car fleet. 5. Vehicles rented for university business, Shaunavon, and Swift Current, an $8.00 per day surcharge will apply for all vehicles. Renting in Canada

Peak, Derek

434

EV Fleet Success: EV Rental Cars at LAX  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EV Fleet Success Case Studies is a series documenting successful fleet uses of electric vehicles in a variety of applications throughout the United States. Each case study describes the applications and provides a contact person for additional information, outlines the benefits of EVs and discusses the challenges encountered with the new technology. This study highlights use of electric vehicles made by Ford, General Motors, Honda and Toyota, available through Budget Rent a Car in Los Angeles.

1999-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

435

Materials and Science in Sports--Hertz Rental Car  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Materials and Science in Sports Symposium, sponsored by the Structural Materials Division of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), will be held  ...

436

Tenth Biennial OMVPE Workshop--Hertz Rental Car - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Tenth Biennial Organometallic Vapor Phase Epitaxy Workshop (OMVPE), sponsored by the Electronic Materials Committee of The Minerals, Metals ...

437

Third International Conference on Grain Growth: Rental Car ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Third International Conference on Grain Growth (ICGG-3) will be held June 14-19, 1998, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference will deal with all ...

438

A Key Enzyme to the Potency of an Anticancer Agent  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

A Key Enzyme to the Potency of A Key Enzyme to the Potency of an Anticancer Agent A Key Enzyme to the Potency of an Anticancer Agent Print Wednesday, 28 May 2008 00:00 Incorporation of halogen atoms into drug molecules often increases biological activity. This is the case with salinosporamide A (sal A), a natural product from the marine bacterium Salinispora tropica that is 500 times more active than sal B, its nonchlorinated analog. Sal A is in phase I human clinical trials for the treatment of multiple myeloma and solid tumors. A group of researchers, using diffraction data collected at ALS Beamline 8.2.2, discovered and characterized the chlorinating SalL enzyme, a crucial component in sal A biosynthesis that uses a unique chlorine-activating mechanism. Chlorine-Loving Enzyme Speeds Things Up

439

Multi-agent electricity market modeling with EMCAS.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electricity systems are a central component of modern economies. Many electricity markets are transitioning from centrally regulated systems to decentralized markets. Furthermore, several electricity markets that have recently undergone this transition have exhibited extremely unsatisfactory results, most notably in California. These high stakes transformations require the introduction of largely untested regulatory structures. Suitable tools that can be used to test these regulatory structures before they are applied to real systems are required. Multi-agent models can provide such tools. To better understand the requirements such as tool, a live electricity market simulation was created. This experience helped to shape the development of the multi-agent Electricity Market Complex Adaptive Systems (EMCAS) model. To explore EMCAS' potential, several variations of the live simulation were created. These variations probed the possible effects of changing power plant outages and price setting rules on electricity market prices.

North, M.; Macal, C.; Conzelmann, G.; Koritarov, V.; Thimmapuram, P.; Veselka, T.

2002-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

440

Errors and Artefacts in Agent-Based Modelling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objectives of this paper are to define and classify different types of errors and artefacts that can appear in the process of developing an agent-based model, and to propose activities aimed at avoiding them during the model construction and testing phases. To do this in a structured way, we review the main concepts of the process of developing such a model – establishing a general framework that summarises the process of designing, implementing, and using agent-based models. Within this framework we identify the various stages where different types of errors and artefacts may appear. Finally we propose activities that could be used to detect (and hence eliminate) each type of error or artefact.

José Manuel Galán; Luis R. Izquierdo; Segismundo S. Izquierdo; José Ignacio Santos; Ricardo Del Olmo; Adolfo López-Paredes; Bruce Edmonds

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A common protocol for agent-based social simulation  

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Traditional (i.e. analytical) modelling practices in the social sciences rely on a very well established, although implicit, methodological protocol, both with respect to the way models are presented and to the kinds of analysis that are performed. Unfortunately, computer-simulated models often lack such a reference to an accepted methodological standard. This is one of the main reasons for the scepticism among mainstream social scientists that results in low acceptance of papers with agent-based methodology in the top journals. We identify some methodological pitfalls that, according to us, are common in papers employing agent-based simulations, and propose appropriate solutions. We discuss each issue with reference to a general characterization of dynamic micro models, which encompasses both analytical and simulation models. In the way, we also clarify some confusing terminology. We then propose a three-stage process that could lead to the establishment of methodological standards in social and economic simulations.

Roberto Leombruni; Matteo Richiardi; Nicole J. Saam; Michele Sonnessa

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Visual agent-based model development with repast simphony.  

SciTech Connect

Repast is a widely used, free, and open-source agent-based modeling and simulation toolkit. Three Repast platforms are currently available, each of which has the same core features but a different environment for these features. Repast Simphony (Repast S) extends the Repast portfolio by offering a new approach to simulation development and execution. This paper presents a model of physical infrastructure network interdependency as an introductory tutorial and illustration of the visual modeling capabilities of Repast S.

North, M. J.; Tatara, E.; Collier, N. T.; Ozik, J.; Decision and Information Sciences; Univ. of Chicago; PantaRei Corp.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

System Configured For Applying Multiple Modifying Agents To A Substrate.  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is related to the modifying of substrates with multiple modifying agents in a single continuous system. At least two processing chambers are configured for modifying the substrate in a continuous feed system. The processing chambers can be substantially isolated from one another by interstitial seals. Additionally, the two processing chambers can be substantially isolated from the surrounding atmosphere by end seals. Optionally, expansion chambers can be used to separate the seals from the processing chambers.

Propp, W. Alan (Idaho Falls, ID); Argyle, Mark D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Janikowski, Stuart K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Fox, Robert V. (Idaho Falls, ID); Toth, William J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ginosar, Daniel M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Allen, Charles A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Miller, David L. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2005-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

444

Mercury removal in utility wet scrubber using a chelating agent  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for capturing and reducing the mercury content of an industrial flue gas such as that produced in the combustion of a fossil fuel or solid waste adds a chelating agent, such as ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) or other similar compounds like HEDTA, DTPA and/or NTA, to the flue gas being scrubbed in a wet scrubber used in the industrial process. The chelating agent prevents the reduction of oxidized mercury to elemental mercury, thereby increasing the mercury removal efficiency of the wet scrubber. Exemplary tests on inlet and outlet mercury concentration in an industrial flue gas were performed without and with EDTA addition. Without EDTA, mercury removal totaled 42%. With EDTA, mercury removal increased to 71%. The invention may be readily adapted to known wet scrubber systems and it specifically provides for the removal of unwanted mercury both by supplying S.sup.2- ions to convert Hg.sup.2+ ions into mercuric sulfide (HgS) and by supplying a chelating agent to sequester other ions, including but not limited to Fe.sup.2+ ions, which could otherwise induce the unwanted reduction of Hg.sup.2+ to the form, Hg.sup.0.

Amrhein, Gerald T. (Louisville, OH)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Resilient Control System Execution Agent (ReCoSEA)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In an increasingly networked world, critical infrastructure systems suffer from two types of vulnerability. The first is the traditionally recognized problem of monitoring the systems for faults and failures, recognizing and analyzing data, and responding with real understanding to the problems of the system. Increasingly complex systems create the opportunity for single points of failure to cascade when inaccurate assessment of system health increases response time or leads to faulty analysis of the problems involved. A second problem involves vulnerability to cyber intrusion, in which bad actors can mask system deterioration or present false data about system status. A resilient system will protect stability, efficiency, and security. To ensure these three states, the system must react to changing conditions within the system with coordination: no one component of the system can be allowed to react to problems without real consideration of the effects of that action on other components within the system. Systems with multi-agent design typically have three layers of action, a management layer, a coordination layer, and an execution layer. A resilient multi-agent system will emphasize functions of the execution layer, which has the responsibility of initiating actions, monitoring, analyzing, and controlling its own processes, while feeding information back to the higher levels of management and coordination. The design concept of a resilient control system execution agent (ReCoSEA) grows out of these underpinnings, and through the use of computational intelligence techniques, this paper suggests an associated design methodology.

Craig G. Rieger; Kris Villez

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

An agent-based microsimulation of critical infrastructure systems  

SciTech Connect

US infrastructures provide essential services that support the economic prosperity and quality of life. Today, the latest threat to these infrastructures is the increasing complexity and interconnectedness of the system. On balance, added connectivity will improve economic efficiency; however, increased coupling could also result in situations where a disturbance in an isolated infrastructure unexpectedly cascades across diverse infrastructures. An understanding of the behavior of complex systems can be critical to understanding and predicting infrastructure responses to unexpected perturbation. Sandia National Laboratories has developed an agent-based model of critical US infrastructures using time-dependent Monte Carlo methods and a genetic algorithm learning classifier system to control decision making. The model is currently under development and contains agents that represent the several areas within the interconnected infrastructures, including electric power and fuel supply. Previous work shows that agent-based simulations models have the potential to improve the accuracy of complex system forecasting and to provide new insights into the factors that are the primary drivers of emergent behaviors in interdependent systems. Simulation results can be examined both computationally and analytically, offering new ways of theorizing about the impact of perturbations to an infrastructure network.

BARTON,DIANNE C.; STAMBER,KEVIN L.

2000-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

447

Software with Mobile Agents for Peer-to-Peer Information Sharing  

centralized web service that is vulnerable to a single point offailure. To avoid potential sudden system collapse, researchers at ORNL developeda Java-based mobile agent information software called Knowledge AcquisitionUbiquitous Agent ...

448

Knowledge-based mobility management for personal agents in the all-mobile network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper deals with mobility management in the all-mobile network where mobile and intelligent software agents represent the users in the network and support terminal, user and service mobility. A mobility management model, suitable for the agent's ...

Ignac Lovrek; Vjekoslav Sinkovic

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Agent-Based Computational Economics: Growing Economies From the Bottom Up  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agent-based computational economics (ACE) is the computational study of economies modeled as evolving systems of autonomous interacting agents. Thus, ACE is a specialization of economics of the basic complex adaptive systems paradigm. This study outlines ...

Leigh Tesfatsion

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

A formal analysis of potential energy in a multi-agent system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes a novel framework, called “physicomimetics,” for the distributed control of large collections of mobile physical agents in sensor networks. The agents sense and react to virtual forces, which are motivated by natural ...

William M. Spears; Diana F. Spears; Rodney Heil

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

An Agent Based System for California Electricity Market: A Perspective of Myopic Machine Learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, an agent based system is widely adopted to model a deregulated electricity market. [1] and [2] have developed a Multi-Agent Intelligent Simulator (MAIS) to model the structure of US wholesale market. The methodological practicality was ...

Toshiyuki Sueyoshi; Gopalakrishna Reddy Tadiparthi

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Virtual Enterprise Modeling and Support Infrastructures: Applying Multi-agent System Approaches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Virtual enterprises paradigm represents an important application field for multi-agent approaches, both in terms of modeling and infrastructure development This article summarizes the main challenges in this field and describes several current Multi-Agent ...

Luis M. Camarinha-Matos; Hamideh Afsarmanesh

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

V-159: RSA SecurID Agent Discloses Node Secret Encryption Key...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Agent Discloses Node Secret Encryption Key to Local Users PLATFORM: RSA Authentication API versions prior to 8.1 SP1 RSA Web Agent for Apache Web Server versions prior to 5.3.5...

454

On the Use of Multi-dimensional Dynamic Logic Programming to Represent Societal Agents' Viewpoints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper explores the applicability of the new paradigm of Multi-dimensional Dynamic Logic Programming to represent an agent's view of the combination of societal knowledge dynamics. The representation of a dynamic society of agents is the core of ...

João Alexandre Leite; José Júlio Alferes; Luís Moniz Pereira

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Distributed event-triggered control strategies for multi-agent systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Event-driven strategies for distributed multi-agent systems are motivated by the future use of embedded microprocessors with limited resources that will gather information and actuate the individual agent controller updates. ...

Dimarogonas, Dimos V.

456

Combined car-following and unsafe event trajectory simulation using agent based modeling techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a research effort aimed at modeling normal and safety-critical driving behavior in traffic under naturalistic driving data using agent based modeling techniques. Neuro-fuzzy reinforcement learning was used to train the agents. The ...

Montasir M. Abbas; Bryan Higgs; Linsen Chong; Alejandra Medina

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Method for tracking the location of mobile agents using stand-off detection technique  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for tracking the movement and position of mobile agents using light detection and ranging (LIDAR) as a stand-off optical detection technique. The positions of the agents are tracked by analyzing the time-history of a series of optical measurements made over the field of view of the optical system. This provides a (time+3-D) or (time+2-D) mapping of the location of the mobile agents. Repeated pulses of a laser beam impinge on a mobile agent, such as a bee, and are backscattered from the agent into a LIDAR detection system. Alternatively, the incident laser pulses excite fluorescence or phosphorescence from the agent, which is detected using a LIDAR system. Analysis of the spatial location of signals from the agents produced by repeated pulses generates a multidimensional map of agent location.

Schmitt, Randal L. (Tijeras, NM); Bender, Susan Fae Ann (Tijeras, NM); Rodacy, Philip J. (Albuquerque, NM); Hargis, Jr., Philip J. (Albuquerque, NM); Johnson, Mark S. (Albuquerque, NM)

2006-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

458

Analytical inference model for prediction and customization of inter-agent dependency requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Inter-agent communication is one of the main concerns of Agent Oriented Requirements Engineering (AORE). The concern is delineated as managing inter-dependencies and interaction among various agents performing collaborative activities. To carry out cooperative ... Keywords: adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system (ANFIS), analytical inference model (AIM), degree of dependency (DoD), mamdani fuzzy inference system (MFIS), multi-agent system (MAS), sugeno fuzzy inference system (SFIS)

Vibha Gaur; Anuja Soni

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Hierarchical path planning for situated agents in informed virtual geographic environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multi-Agent Geo-Simulation (MAGS) is a modelling and simulation paradigm which involves a large number of autonomous situated agents of various extents evolving in, and interacting with, an explicit description of a geographic environment called a Virtual ... Keywords: autonomous situated agents (ASA), geographic information system (GIS), hierarchical path planning (HPP), informed virtual geographic environment (IVGE), multi-agent geo-simulation (MAGS), optimisation, situated reasoning (SR)

Mehdi Mekni

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Leader election in distributed networks using agent based self-stabilizing technique  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There are many variants of leader election algorithm in distributed networks. In this research, an agent based approach to leader election in distributed networks is investigated. Agents have shown to be useful in several ways. In the theoretical perspective, agents sometime help in reducing the message complexity of the system and sometimes help in lowering time complexity. In a more practical sense, agents perform operations independent of the processors, thereby lending a more flexible algorithm supporting different types of networks.

Tandon, Raghav

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Electing a leader among anonymous mobile agents in anonymous networks with sense-of-direction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, the agents are placed at r distinct nodes, called homebases. Each node is provided with a whiteboard,

Flocchini, Paola

462

Agent-based intelligent system development for decision support in chemical process industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an agent-based intelligent system to support coordinate manufacturing execution and decision-making in chemical process industry. A multi-agent system (MAS) framework is developed to provide a flexible infrastructure for the integration ... Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Coordinate manufacturing, Decision support, Information integration, Multi-agent system

Ying Gao; Zhigang Shang; Antonis Kokossis

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Genomic control of agent morphogenesis in a physically correct virtual environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on the analysis of the morphogenesis process of real biological organisms, the basic principles are formulated for the simulation of genomic control of the morphogenesis of a virtual agent in a physically correct environment. A model of the genome ... Keywords: agent morphogenesis, artificial intelligence, genetic algorithm, genomic control, physically correct virtual environment, virtual agent

Z. V. Nagoev

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

The cost of moral hazard and limited liability in the principal-agent problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the classical principal-agent problem, a principal hires an agent to perform a task. The principal cares about the task's output but has no control over it. The agent can perform the task at different effort intensities, and that choice affects the ...

Felipe Balmaceda; Santiago R. Balseiro; Jose R. Correa; Nicolas E. Stier-Moses

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, 2006 1 Distributed Control Agents Approach to Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, 2006 1 Distributed Control Agents Approach to Energy a new scheme for an energy management system in the form of distributed control agents. The control and a minimum amount of communication. A case study using the distributed agents within a multilayer system

Lai, Hong-jian

466

Review: Multi-agent modeling and simulation of an Aedes aegypti mosquito population  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present work deals with the simulation of a mosquito Aedes aegypti population. The mosquito population was modeled using an individual-based approach. The model consists of agents representing A. aegypti mosquitoes, human beings, some mammals and ... Keywords: Aedes aegypti mosquito, Agent-based model, BG-Sentinel, Ecological model, Individual-based model, Multi-agent simulation

Sandro Jerônimo de Almeida; Ricardo Poley Martins Ferreira; Álvaro E. Eiras; Robin P. Obermayr; Martin Geier

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Multi-Agent Simulation of Disaster Response Daniel Massaguer, Vidhya Balasubramanian, Sharad Mehrotra, and Nalini Venkatasubramanian  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Multi-Agent Simulation of Disaster Response Daniel Massaguer, Vidhya Balasubramanian, Sharad on the context of disaster response. The ar- chitecture of DrillSim is based on a multi-agent simulation. The simulation of the disaster response activity is achieved by modeling each person involved as an agent

Venkatasubramanian, Nalini

468

CILIOS: Connectionist inductive learning and inter-ontology similarities for recommending information agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For a software information agent, operating on behalf of a human owner and belonging to a community of agents, the choice of communicating or not with another agent becomes a decision to take, since communication generally implies a cost. Since these ... Keywords: Connectionist learning, Ontology similarities

D. Rosaci

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

On the relationship between strand spaces and multi-agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Strand spaces are a popular framework for the analysis of security protocols. Strand spaces have some similarities to a formalism used successfully to model protocols for distributed systems, namely multi-agent systems. We explore the exact ... Keywords: Agents, expressiveness, multi-agent systems, security protocols, strand spaces

Joseph Y. Halpern; Riccardo Pucella

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

A Novel Meta Learning System and Its Application to Optimization of Computing Agents' Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a description of our multi-agent system where computational intelligence methods are embodied as software agents. This system is designed in order to allow easy experiments with learning, meta learning, gathering experience based on previous ... Keywords: meta-learning, multi-agent system, ontology, roles, data-mining

Ondrej Kazik; Klara Peskova; Martin Pilat; Roman Neruda

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Introducing a novel model of belief-desire-intention agent for urban land use planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land use planning is a potentially demanding search and optimization task that has been challenged by numerous researchers in the field of spatial planning. Agent and multi-agent systems are examples of the modern concepts, which have been gaining more ... Keywords: Agent, BDI architecture, Commitment, Geospatial Information System (GIS), Interaction, Urban land use planning

Saeed Behzadi, Ali A. Alesheikh

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

A multi-agent based infrastructure to support virtual communities in elderly care  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The growing numbers of the elderly population impose an urgent need to develop new approaches to care provision. The convergence of a number of technologies such as multi-agent systems, federated information management, safe communications, hypermedia ... Keywords: agent-based systems, care provision, care services, elderly care support, elderly population, federated information management, multi-agent systems, virtual community, virtual organisation

Luis M. Camarinha-Matos; Hamideh Afsarmanesh

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Stochastic Model of Evolutionary and Immunological Multi-Agent Systems: Parallel Execution of Local Actions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The refined model for the biologically inspired agent-based computation systems EMAS and iEMAS conforming to the BDI standard is presented. Moreover, their evolution is expressed in the form of the stationary Markov chains. This paper generalizes the ... Keywords: Multi-agent systems, agent-based computation, stochastic modeling

Robert Schaefer; Aleksander Byrski; Maciej Smo?ka

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Spatial agent-based models for socio-ecological systems: Challenges and prospects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Departing from the comprehensive reviews carried out in the field, we identify the key challenges that agent-based methodology faces when modeling coupled socio-ecological systems. Focusing primarily on the papers presented in this thematic issue, we ... Keywords: Agent-based model, Human-environment system, Multi-agent system, Review, Socio-ecological system

Tatiana Filatova, Peter H. Verburg, Dawn Cassandra Parker, Carol Ann Stannard

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Local agent-based self-stabilisation in global resource utilisation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed management of complex large-scale infrastructures, such as power distribution systems, is challenging. Sustainability of these systems can be achieved by enabling stabilisation in global resource utilisation. This paper proposes the Energy ... Keywords: MAS, adaptation, agent-based systems, distributed management, energy management, large-scale infrastructures, multi-agent systems, power distribution, resource utilisation, software agents, stabilisation, thermostatic devices, tree overlay

Evangelos Pournaras; Martijn Warnier; Frances M. T. Brazier

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Reinforcement learning agents with primary knowledge designed by analytic hierarchy process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel model of reinforcement learning agents. A feature of our learning agent model is to integrate analytic hierarchy process (AHP) into a standard reinforcement learning agent model, which consists of three modules: state recognition, ... Keywords: analytic hierarchy process, deadlock, profit sharing, pursuit problem, reinforcement learning, sokoban

Kengo Katayama; Takahiro Koshiishi; Hiroyuki Narihisa

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

An agent-based workflow system for enterprise based on FIPA-OS framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper describes what we have learned from implementing a multi-agent architecture used to support enterprise notions and principles for intelligent systems design. In the last couple of years, agent-based management systems have been widely used ... Keywords: FIPA-OS, Multi-agent system, Workflow management

Yao Jung Yang; Tien-Wen Sung; Chuni Wu; Hsiang-Yang Chen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Agent-based simulation of electricity markets: a survey of tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agent-based simulation has been a popular technique in modeling and analyzing electricity markets in recent years. The main objective of this paper is to study existing agent-based simulation packages for electricity markets. We first provide an overview ... Keywords: Adaptation, Agent-based simulation, Artificial life, Electricity market, Swarm intelligence

Zhi Zhou; Wai Kin Chan; Joe H. Chow

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

A Framework to Support Non-fragile Agile Agent-Oriented Software Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agile software development methods support mainly object-oriented, feature-oriented and component-oriented software development and do not address agent-oriented and aspect-oriented software development. The concepts of agents and objects are in many ... Keywords: Agent-Oriented Methods, Agile Methods, Method Engineering

Asif Qumer; Brian Henderson-Sellers

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Multi-Agent-Based simulation for analysis of transport policy and infrastructure measures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we elaborate on the usage of multi-agent-based simulation (MABS) for quantitative impact assessment of transport policy and infrastructure measures. We provide a general discussion on how to use MABS for freight transport analysis, focusing ... Keywords: MABS, freight transportation, multi-agent systems, multi-agent-based simulation, supply chain simulation, transport policy assessment

Johan Holmgren; Linda Ramstedt; Paul Davidsson; Jan A. Persson

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of the applications of agent technology in traffic and transportation systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The agent computing paradigm is rapidly emerging as one of the powerful technologies for the development of largescale distributed systems to deal with the uncertainty in a dynamic environment. The domain of traffic and transportation systems is well ... Keywords: agents, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), mobile agent systems, multiagent systems (MAS)

Bo Chen; Harry H. Cheng

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Reflecting on ontologies: towards ontology-based agent-oriented software engineering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

"Ontology" in association with "software engineering" is becoming commonplace. This paper argues for the need to place ontologies at the centre of the software development lifecycle for multi agent systems to enhance reuse of software workproducts as ... Keywords: agents, multi agent systems (MAS), ontologies, services, software development lifecycle (SDLC)

Ghassan Beydoun; Brian Henderson-Sellers; Jun Shen; Graham Low

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Content-Based Routing as the Basis for Intra-Agent Communication  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, an agent architecture is proposed that can be used to integrate pre-existing components that provide the domain dependent agent functionality. The key integrating feature of the agent is an active message board that is used for inter-component, ...

Nikolaos Skarmeas; Keith L. Clark

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Intelligent machine agent architecture for adaptive control optimization of manufacturing processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Intelligent agents have been earmarked as the key enabling technology to provide the flexibility required by modern, competitive, customer-orientated manufacturing environments. Rational agent behavior is of paramount importance when interacting with ... Keywords: Agent architecture, Intelligent machining, Intelligent manufacturing, Process optimization

Grant H. Kruger; Albert J. Shih; Danie G. Hattingh; Theo I. van Niekerk

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

A two-step approach to building bilateral consensus between agents based on relationship learning theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Researchers are increasingly focusing on the agent based approach to transaction support in ubiquitous commerce. These agents work autonomously to maximize utility on the user's behalf. In the case of a cooperative game, rather than a win-lose zero-sum ... Keywords: Agent technology, Consensus building, Joint learning theory, Negotiation

Ohbyung Kwon

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

A timed mobile agent planning approach for distributed information retrieval in dynamic network environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The number of mobile agents and total execution time are two factors used to represent the system overhead that must be considered as part of mobile agent planning (MAP) for distributed information retrieval. In addition to these two factors, the time ... Keywords: Distributed computing, Distributed information retrieval, Internet and mobile computing, Mobile agents, P2P computing

Jin-Wook Baek; Heon Y. Yeom

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

An incremental deployment algorithm for wireless sensor networks using one or multiple autonomous agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper studies the deployment problem of wireless sensor networks using one or multiple autonomous agents. An online incremental algorithm based on Voronoi partition is proposed to solve the problem, for which each agent deploys sensors one-at-a-time ... Keywords: Autonomous agent, Incremental deployment, Sensor network

Zhiyun Lin; Sijian Zhang; Gangfeng Yan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Distributed coordination of mobile agent teams: the advantage of planning ahead  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider the problem of coordinating a team of agents engaged in executing a set of inter-dependent, geographically dispersed tasks in an oversubscribed and uncertain environment. In such domains, where there are sequence-dependent setup activities ... Keywords: agent architectures, multi-agent scheduling

Laura Barbulescu; Zachary B. Rubinstein; Stephen F. Smith; Terry L. Zimmerman

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

IMPACTing SHOP: Putting an AI Planner Into a Multi-Agent Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe a formalism for integrating the SHOP HTN planning system with the IMPACT multi-agent environment. We define the A-SHOP algorithm, an agentized adaptation of the SHOP planning algorithm that takes advantage of IMPACT's capabilities ... Keywords: HTN planning, heterogenous/distributed data, multi-agent systems

Jürgen Dix; Héctor Muñoz-Avila; Dana S. Nau; Lingling Zhang

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Proceedings of the 7th international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems: industrial track: industrial track  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems are no doubt interesting paradigms for software modeling and development and raise much hope in the community for the last twenty years: • Autonomous agents are computer programs capable of deciding between ...

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Effectiveness of three bulking agents for food waste composting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rather than landfilling, composting the organic fraction of municipal solid wastes recycles the waste as a safe and nutrient enriched soil amendment, reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and generates less leachate. The objective of this project was to investigate the composting effectiveness of three bulking agents, namely chopped wheat (Triticum) straw, chopped mature hay consisting of 80% timothy (milium) and 20% clover (triphullum) and pine (pinus) wood shavings. These bulking agents were each mixed in duplicates at three different ratios with food waste (FW) and composted for 10 days using prototype in-vessel composters to observe their temperature and pH trends. Then, each mixture was matured in vertical barrels for 56 days to measure their mass loss and final nutrient content and to visually evaluate their level of decomposition. Chopped wheat straw (CWS) and chopped hay (CH) were the only two formulas that reached thermophilic temperatures during the 10 days of active composting when mixed with FW at a wet mass ratio of 8.9 and 8.6:1 (FW:CWS and FW:CH), respectively. After 56 days of maturation, these two formulas were well decomposed with no or very few recognizable substrate particles, and offered a final TN exceeding the original. Wood shavings (WS) produced the least decomposed compost at maturation, with wood particles still visible in the final product, and with a TN lower than the initial. Nevertheless, all bulking agents produced compost with an organic matter, TN, TP and TK content suitable for use as soil amendment.

Adhikari, Bijaya K. [Department of Bioresource Engineering, Macdonald Campus of McGill University, 21 111 Lakeshore, Ste Anne de Bellevue (Quebec), H9X 3V9 (Canada); Barrington, Suzelle [Department of Bioresource Engineering, Macdonald Campus of McGill University, 21 111 Lakeshore, Ste Anne de Bellevue (Quebec), H9X 3V9 (Canada)], E-mail: suzelle.barrington@mcgill.ca; Martinez, Jose [Cemagref, Rennes Regional Centre, 7 avenue du Cucille, CS 64427, F-35044 Rennes (France); King, Susan [Department of Bioresource Engineering, Macdonald Campus of McGill University, 21 111 Lakeshore, Ste Anne de Bellevue (Quebec), H9X 3V9 (Canada)

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CHAMPION: Intelligent Hierarchical Reasoning Agents for Enhanced Decision Support  

SciTech Connect

We describe the design and development of an advanced reasoning framework employing semantic technologies, organized within a hierarchy of computational reasoning agents that interpret domain specific information. Designed based on an inspirational metaphor of the pattern recognition functions performed by the human neocortex, the CHAMPION reasoning framework represents a new computational modeling approach that derives invariant knowledge representations through memory-prediction belief propagation processes that are driven by formal ontological language specification and semantic technologies. The CHAMPION framework shows promise for enhancing complex decision making in diverse problem domains including cyber security, nonproliferation and energy consumption analysis.

Hohimer, Ryan E.; Greitzer, Frank L.; Noonan, Christine F.; Strasburg, Jana D.

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing the Manufacturing Process for Hylene MP Curing Agent  

SciTech Connect

This report details efforts to scale-up and re-establish the manufacturing process for the curing agent known as Hylene MP. First, small scale reactions were completed with varying conditions to determine key drivers for yielding high quality product. Once the optimum conditions were determined on the small scale, the scaled-up process conditions were determined. New equipment was incorporated into the manufacturing process to create a closed production system and improve chemical exposure controls and improve worker safety. A safe, efficient manufacturing process was developed to manufacture high quality Hylene MP in large quantities.

Eastwood, Eric

2009-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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ECCENTRIC ROLLING OF POWDER AND BONDING AGENT INTO SPHERICAL PELLETS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A machine is described for pelletizing powder and bonding agent into spherical pellets of high density and uniform size. In this device, the material to be compacted is added to a flat circular pan which is moved in a circular orbit in a horizontal plane about an axis displaced from that of the pan's central axis without rotating the pan about its central axis. This movement causes the material contained therein to roll around the outside wall of the container and build up pellets of uniform shape, size, and density.

Patton, G. Jr.; Zirinsky, S.

1961-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U-216: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent Buffer Overflows Let Remote  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

6: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent Buffer Overflows Let 6: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent Buffer Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code U-216: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent Buffer Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code July 19, 2012 - 7:14am Addthis PROBLEM: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent Buffer Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code PLATFORM: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent ABSTRACT: Two vulnerabilities were reported in HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent. reference LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027281 ZDI-12-127 ZDI-12-126 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: The vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. 1. (ZDI-12-127) The specific flaw exists within the HsmCfgSvc.exe service

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U-216: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent Buffer Overflows Let Remote  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U-216: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent Buffer Overflows Let U-216: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent Buffer Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code U-216: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent Buffer Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code July 19, 2012 - 7:14am Addthis PROBLEM: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent Buffer Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code PLATFORM: HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent ABSTRACT: Two vulnerabilities were reported in HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent. reference LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027281 ZDI-12-127 ZDI-12-126 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: The vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

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T-560: Cisco Security Advisory: Management Center for Cisco Security Agent  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0: Cisco Security Advisory: Management Center for Cisco 0: Cisco Security Advisory: Management Center for Cisco Security Agent Remote Code Execution Vulnerability T-560: Cisco Security Advisory: Management Center for Cisco Security Agent Remote Code Execution Vulnerability February 18, 2011 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Cisco Security Advisory: Management Center for Cisco Security Agent Remote Code Execution Vulnerability. PLATFORM: Cisco Security Agent software releases 5.1, 5.2, and 6.0 are affected by this vulnerability. Note: Only the Management Center for Cisco Security Agent is affected by this vulnerability. Cisco Security Agent installations on end-point workstations or servers are not affected by this vulnerability. ABSTRACT: The Management Center for Cisco Security Agent is affected by a vulnerability that may allow an unauthenticated attacker to perform remote

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V-223: RSA Authentication Agent for PAM Allows Remote Users to Make  

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3: RSA Authentication Agent for PAM Allows Remote Users to Make 3: RSA Authentication Agent for PAM Allows Remote Users to Make Unlimited Login Attempts V-223: RSA Authentication Agent for PAM Allows Remote Users to Make Unlimited Login Attempts August 21, 2013 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability was reported in RSA Authentication Agent for PAM PLATFORM: RSA Authentication Agent for PAM 7.0.2 and prior ABSTRACT: A remote user can make unlimited login attempts REFERENCE LINKS: Security Tracker Alert ID 1028930 CVE-2013-3271 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium DISCUSSION: The system does not restrict the number of login attempts made via the agent IMPACT: System Access SOLUTION: Vendor has issued a fix Addthis Related Articles U-267: RSA® Authentication Agent 7.1 for Microsoft Windows® and RSA® Authentication Client 3.5 Access Control Vulnerability

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U-208: HP Operations Agent Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

208: HP Operations Agent Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary 208: HP Operations Agent Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code U-208: HP Operations Agent Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code July 10, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: HP Operations Agent Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code PLATFORM: HP Operations Agent for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows prior to v11.03.12. ABSTRACT: Two vulnerabilities were reported in HP Operations Agent. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system reference LINKS: The Vendor's Advisory SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027225 CVE-2012-2019 CVE-2012-2020 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP Operations Agent for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows. The vulnerabilities could be remotely exploited resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

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An Agent-Based Model of Collective Emotions in Online Communities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We develop a agent-based framework to model the emergence of collective emotions, which is applied to online communities. Agents individual emotions are described by their valence and arousal. Using the concept of Brownian agents, these variables change according to a stochastic dynamics, which also considers the feedback from online communication. Agents generate emotional information, which is stored and distributed in a field modeling the online medium. This field affects the emotional states of agents in a non-linear manner. We derive conditions for the emergence of collective emotions, observable in a bimodal valence distribution. Dependent on a saturated or a superlinear feedback between the information field and the agent's arousal, we further identify scenarios where collective emotions only appear once or in a repeated manner. The analytical results are illustrated by agent-based computer simulations. Our framework provides testable hypotheses about the emergence of collective emotions, which can be ...

Schweitzer, Frank

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z