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  1. Office leases & landlord investment in energy efficiency

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Meyer, Brian S. (Brian Stewart)

    2008-01-01

    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 ...

  2. 2001 Residential Energy Consumption Survey Form EIA-457C (2001)--Rental Agents, Landlords, and Apartment Managers Questionnaire

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming Dry Natural Gas ReservesAlabama Alabama ProfileDistrictD (2001) -- Form

  3. Energy Department Recognizes Landlords, Tenants Working Together...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Energy Department Recognizes Landlords, Tenants Working Together to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings Energy Department Recognizes Landlords, Tenants Working Together to Save...

  4. The unfulfilled promise of neoliberal housing policy : how the dynamics of the rental housing market influence the spatial concentration of voucher holders in New York City

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Yaskil, Dara N. (Dara Nora)

    2014-01-01

    This thesis seeks to understand how rental housing market dynamics-particularly landlord behavior, and the policies and players that shape it-contribute to the spatial clustering of households that participate in the Housing ...

  5. Telecommunications Radio Rental

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Telecommunications Radio Rental 1. Fax completed form to 979.847.1111. 2. If you do not receive://telecom.tamu.edu/Accounts/Rate_Information.php). There is an air time charge for the use of the radios. Rental radios will be pro-rated per radio per daily usage of the radios, chargers and accessories until signed back over to the Telecommunications office. Amount

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Harms, Kyle E.

    In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel) FY 2013 - 2014 July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 Enterprise must be used for all in-state vehicle rentals. Corporate Discount # Website Reservations Phone # Base Rental Charges Rental Location Surcharges Vehicle

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Harms, Kyle E.

    In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel) FY 2011 - 2012 July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 Enterprise must be used for all in-state vehicle rentals. Corporate Discount # Website Reservations Phone # Base Rental Charges Rental Location Surcharges Vehicle

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Harms, Kyle E.

    In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel) FY 2012 - 2013 July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 Enterprise must be used for all in-state vehicle rentals. Corporate Discount # Website Reservations Phone # Base Rental Charges Rental Location Surcharges Vehicle

  9. Rental Company Corporate Discount #

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    .52 31.71 158.53 Full Size 34.41 172.04 33.00 181.51 34.41 172.04 Small Pick-up 45.54 227.70 79.00 434.52 49.59 247.94 Small SUV 50.60 253.00 59.00 324.52 50.60 253.00 Large SUV 79.95 399.74 79.00 434.49 79 to this policy. · Contracts do not include state of Louisiana or international vehicle rentals. See "In

  10. EPA ENERGY STAR Webcast- Successes in Sustainability: Tenants and Landlords Team Up on Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Achieving top-level performance in a multi-tenant office building has its challenges. Landlords must consider the many factors that contribute to a building’s energy efficiency, such as building...

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Harms, Kyle E.

    In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel) FY 2010 - 2011 July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 Enterprise should be used for all in-state vehicle rentals. General Vehicle Rental Notes: Corporate Discount # · A valid driver's license and a major credit card (La

  12. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into Sustainable Rentals: UBC Bookstore Bicycle Rentals

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    into Sustainable Rentals: UBC Bookstore Bicycle Rentals Joshua Hughes, Muhammad Haziq Uddin, Rishabh Jain, Lakshman as to get an idea of the demand for bicycle rentals as opposed to rentals of other kind of equipment that many students were in favour of affordable bicycle rentals on campus. Many of these students indicated

  13. Determining Cropland Cash Rental Arrangements 

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    Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.; Kastens, Terry L.; Outlaw, Joe

    1999-06-23

    arrangements, using a crop share approach to determine a cash rental rate is practical. This approach determines the cash equivalent amount of an equitable crop share arrangement and then often makes a risk adjustment to that value. The reason for making... proportionally (increase of approxi- mately 10 percent in all regions). This normal- ization of returns is also consistent with the gen- eral assumption that average profits equal zero in the long run. Equitable crop share arrangements were cal- culated...

  14. Welcome to the Car Rental Dashboard Corporate Discount #

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Welcome to the Car Rental Dashboard Corporate Discount # The information contained in this document and Enterprise National Car rental and Enterprise rent-a-Car: Your Business Is Our Business. Welcome to the Car Rental Dashboard, where you can find all the details you need regarding your company's car rental program

  15. Financial Policy Manual 2357 TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT POLICY RENTAL CARS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    George, Edward I.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 2357 ­ TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT POLICY ­ RENTAL CARS Resp. Office/Revision: April 1, 2015 PURPOSE To provide travel guidelines regarding the use of rental cars when traveling on behalf of the University. SCOPE This policy applies to the procurement of rental cars by and for all

  16. A User Manual Utah's Leading Advocate For Quality Rental Housing

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hart, Gus

    A User Manual Utah's Leading Advocate For Quality Rental Housing 448 East 6400 South Suite 460 Murray , Utah 84107 801-506-0204 Fax 801-484-8649 www.uaahq.org #12;#12;Without quality rental housing professionals and apartment builders who operate rental housing statewide. We want to make sure your experience

  17. State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel Effective January 1, 2010

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Harms, Kyle E.

    State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel Effective January 1, 2010 Base Rental Charges Vehicle Class State Motor Pool Rental Contract Daily Rate* State Motor Pool Rental Contract Weekly Rate* State Motor Pool Rental Contract Monthly Rate* Compact 32 176 640 Mid-size/Intermediate 34 187 680

  18. Name of apartment complex or landlord/rental company if a separate unit: Orchard Park Apartments, 1850 LaPorte Ave.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    ) - $600 ( 1 bedroom), and extra for gas, cable, electric How many bedrooms/bathrooms? Studio (~350 personality. The units are somewhat older and the rent is not the cheapest, but with this place it is all

  19. Power Rental Market to Receive Thrust from Asia-Pacific, to Rise...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    The report presents a detailed financial profile of some of the key vendors operating in the global market for power rental systems. These include Rental Power...

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Young, C.L.

    1994-09-26

    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.

  1. Bicycle Locker Rental Agreement Revised October 11, 2013 Page 1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Howitt, Ivan

    Bicycle Locker Rental Agreement Revised October 11, 2013 Page 1 UNC. UNC Charlotte Parking & Transportation Services has a master key for all issued combination locks c locker will result in the suspension of this rental agreement with no refund #12;Bicycle Locker

  2. Forestry Commission Wales Guidance on rental levels for Hydro Power

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    initiated a process to facilitate the development of small- scale hydro-electricity schemes on land ownedForestry Commission Wales Guidance on rental levels for Hydro Power Guidance on rental levels for hydro power projects Tel: 02920 475961 Email: hydrowales@forestry.gsi.gov.uk Version 1.0 Mike Pitcher 17

  3. Home > Visit apartments online > Vacation Rental > Bailleul I own an Apartment

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gray, Robert M.

    towel rail, Wash Basin, Bathtub, Separate show. Luxury vacation apartment rental Louvre 75001 Paris 5 Online Vacation rental Paris Short term rental Paris Long term rental Paris Unfurnished apartments Paris Apartments for sale Paris Apartment Request Form Buy an apartment in Paris Informations Commission Rates

  4. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Vehicle Rental Request Form

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ray, David

    Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Vehicle Rental Request Form Driver Name Date: Travel Destination: Account #: Vehicle Information 1995 Crown Victoria 1995 Crown Victoria 1995 with the MSU Authorized Vehicle Use Policy. You further acknowledge that you have executed the Mississippi

  5. SFU Rental Suites Managed by AWM-Alliance Real Estate Group Ltd. Verdant Rental Housing -state of the art Eco-Designed apartments for rent on campus to

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kavanagh, Karen L.

    3/4/2014 SFU Rental Suites Managed by AWM-Alliance Real Estate Group Ltd. Verdant Rental Housing-Alliance's CONTACT INFORMATION AWM-Alliance Real Estate Group Ltd. #401 ­ 958 West 8th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E5

  6. Burlington Electric Department- Multi-Family Rental Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Burlington Electric Department offers an innovative rebate program geared towards rental apartment owners. The program is designed to offer rebates on some of the most energy intensive household...

  7. Global Power Rental Market | OpenEI Community

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  8. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rental Cars Go Electric in Florida

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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 ...

  10. William and Mary Athletics State Vehicle / Rental Vehicle / Personal Vehicle Policies

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Swaddle, John

    William and Mary Athletics State Vehicle / Rental Vehicle / Personal Vehicle Policies Last Update: 2/14/14 W&M's vehicle use policy requires that a driver authorization form be completed and approved before driving any vehicle (including a personal vehicle) for university business or a university

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

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    .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

  12. Form 14-305 (Back)(Rev.9-11/6) Motor Vehicle Rental Tax Exemption Certificate

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Form 14-305 (Back)(Rev.9-11/6) Motor Vehicle Rental Tax Exemption Certificate This certificate family home z residential treatment center z institution providing basic care z therapeutic camp z

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2011-04-15

    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.

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Riggin, Stacey H.; Hansen, H. Jerome

    1992-10-01

    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.

  15. Briefing Note 2011 33 17 May 2011

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pedersen, Tom

    of energy efficiency renovations need to be better aligned for landlords to overcome tenant/landlord split for "green" renovations. Energy Efficiency Ordinances All rental units are required to meet an energy to promote EE renovations. Austin's EE ordinancexi requires building owners to disclose units' energy usage

  16. Agents on the Web Agent Societies

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    Huhns, Michael N.

    Agents on the Web Agent Societies Magnitude and Duration I f you only need agents to search the Web for cheap CDs, scalability is not an issue. The Web can support numerous agents if each acts inde- pendently and deploy such services. In this installment of "Agents on the Web," I'll take a look at the critical

  17. Updated 02/15 When to Look for Fall Housing

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Updated 02/15 When to Look for Fall Housing Most landlords do not know when their rental in August to give yourself plenty of time if you didn't locate housing the previous spring quarter listings, mostly units, but also rooms in shared housing. Locate them in our Rental Listings by searching

  18. Distributed Agent Search Efficiency 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Murray, Christopher C

    2014-09-19

    Multi-agent systems where there exists a group of agents all working towards the same goal are gaining increased focus. One subset of these systems is groups of agents who have intermittent communication with one another. In an environment...

  19. Energy Department Recognizes Landlords, Tenants Working Together...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    2:44pm Addthis The Energy Department today honored 14 organizations, naming them as 2014 Green Lease Leaders for their commitment to reducing energy waste and increasing...

  20. Saved: G:\\Conference Services\\conf pkgs-AV-rental rates Your Natural Choice for... Conferences, Workshops, Banquets, Meetings, Receptions & Ceremonies

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Saved: G:\\Conference Services\\conf pkgs-AV-rental rates Your Natural Choice for... Conferences, Workshops, Banquets, Meetings, Receptions & Ceremonies Page 1 Conference & Event Planning Guidelines The formula for a successful conference: · Clear objectives · A good overall plan · Organized manpower

  1. Artificial Intelligence Intelligent Agents

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Voris, Jonathan

    CS W4701 Artificial Intelligence Fall 2013 Chapter 2: Intelligent Agents Jonathan Voris (based, Environment, Actuators, Sensors) · Environment types · Agent types #12;Agents · An agent is anything that can be viewed as perceiving its environment through sensors and acting upon that environment through actuators

  2. Agents on the Web Making Agents

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Huhns, Michael N.

    Agents on the Web Making Agents Secure on the Semantic Web A re you one of those people who never shops on the Web for fear of fraud? Does the thought of online banking make you antsy? Do you get -- some of your concerns are indeed well founded. With the rapid development of Web technologies

  3. Designing Intelligent Agents Tutorial 1: Java Agent Package

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Alechina, Natasha

    G54DIA: Designing Intelligent Agents Tutorial 1: Java Agent Package Natasha Alechina School agent package(s) · agent toolkits · uk.ac.nott.cs.g54dia Java agent packages ­library package ­demo package © Brian Logan 2013 G54DIA Tutorial 1: Java Agent Package 2 #12;Implementing your agent · many

  4. The Information Agent: An Infrastructure Agent Supporting Collaborative Enterprise Architectures

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fox, Mark S.

    of the Informa- tion Agent, describe an architecture based on an Agent Program and a Knowledge Management System Agents (IAs) are agentified [15] knowledge and data management systems that allow other agents from components: an Agent Program and a Knowledge Management System (fig. 1). FIGURE 1. Architecture

  5. Improving Design with Agents, Improving Agents by Design

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Brown, David C.

    DCB 1 WPI Improving Design with Agents, or, Improving Agents by Design David C. Brown AI in Design ASSUMPTION Ã? Assume that the design environment is built using agents. i.e., situated, autonomous, flexible Ã?'s future design and synthesis environment will be built as a real multi-agent system. In what follows, we

  6. Agent Technology: Enabling Next Generation Computing

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Luck, Michael

    Agent Technology: Enabling Next Generation Computing A Roadmap for Agent Based Computing MichaelTechnology:ARoadmapLuck,McBurney&PreistAgentLink #12;i AgentLink Roadmap Agent Technology: Enabling Next Generation Computing A Roadmap for Agent, Peter McBurney and Chris Preist Agent Technology: Enabling Next Generation Computing A Roadmap for Agent

  7. Rental Company Corporate Discount #

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Harms, Kyle E.

    .52 31.92 159.60 Full Size 34.41 172.05 33.00 181.51 34.41 172.05 Small Pick-up 47.00 235.00 79.00 434.52 51.65 258.25 Small SUV 50.60 253.00 59.00 324.52 50.60 253.00 Large SUV 79.95 399.74 79.00 434.49 79 - 12 Passenger 97.00 485.00 74.00 434.49 97.00 485.00 * Contracts do not include state of Louisiana

  8. Rental Company Corporate Discount #

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Harms, Kyle E.

    .62 32.71 163.55 Full Size 35.26 176.30 33.99 186.95 35.26 176.30 Small Pick-up 48.17 240.85 81.37 447.85 52.93 264.65 Small SUV 53.96 269.80 60.77 334.24 53.96 269.80 Large SUV 83.38 416.90 81.37 447.54 83 - 12 Passenger 99.42 497.10 76.22 419.21 99.42 497.10 * Contracts do not include state of Louisiana

  9. Rental Company Corporate Discount #

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Harms, Kyle E.

    .62 31.92 159.60 Full Size 34.41 172.05 33.99 186.95 34.41 172.05 Small Pick-up 47.00 235.00 81.37 447.85 51.65 258.25 Small SUV 52.65 263.25 60.77 334.24 52.65 263.25 Large SUV 81.36 406.80 81.37 447.54 81 - 12 Passenger 97.00 485.00 76.22 419.21 97.00 485.00 * Contracts do not include state of Louisiana

  10. Flexible, secure agent development framework

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Goldsmith; Steven Y. (Rochester, MN)

    2009-04-07

    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.

  11. Searching for Accommodation If you would like this in an alternative format such as large text, please ask a

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    .co.uk/flatshare/edinburgh Remember that lots of people post adverts for flatmates in Facebook groups too. Scams Do not, under any is the actual landlord or a representative of the landlord (such as letting agent) and seeing the tenancy

  12. AREA OVERVIEW----Agent & Data Mining Interaction

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Cao, Longbing

    AREA OVERVIEW---- Agent & Data Mining Interaction (ADMI) Longbing Cao Faculty of Information in a Multiple Agent Environment", EWSL91, 1991 Agent-based data mining & knowledge discovery by Davies, W., 1994 Research topics Agent driven data mining Data mining driven agents & multi- agent systems Mutual issues

  13. Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Papineau, Maya

    2013-01-01

    insulation levels, lighting power densities and HVACinsulation levels, lighting power densities and HVAC

  14. Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Papineau, Maya

    2013-01-01

    site energy use intensity (EUI) per square foot attributableenergy at the point it enters the building, normalized by building area; its unit of measurement is thousands of BTUs per square foot

  15. Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Papineau, Maya

    2013-01-01

    pay a premium for an energy efficient building that has notin unlabeled energy efficient buildings. The value offor designing energy-efficient buildings through guidelines

  16. Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Papineau, Maya

    2013-01-01

    R33 Keywords: energy efficiency; building codes; real estateSummer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. DepartmentEnergy Efficiency Program Administrators and Building Energy

  17. Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Papineau, Maya

    2013-01-01

    electricity and natural gas prices six months before the building sold, in the bias- adjustment regression. The estimate

  18. Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Papineau, Maya

    2013-01-01

    electricity and natural gas prices six months before the building sold, in the bias-adjustment regression. The estimate

  19. Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Papineau, Maya

    2013-01-01

    Variable: Bias-Adjusted Energy Prices Robust s.e. ClusteredTest Bias-Adjusted Energy Prices Robust s.e. Clustered s.e.for the impact of energy prices are similar to the main

  20. Energy Codes and the Landlord-Tenant Problem

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Papineau, Maya

    2013-01-01

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

  1. Strategies to Overcome Split Incentive Tenant / Landlord Issues |

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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  2. Outreach to Multifamily Landlords and Tenants | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURINGEnergy Bills and Reduce Carbon Pollution | Department ofEnergy

  4. Energy Department Recognizes Landlords, Tenants Working Together to Save

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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  5. Plasmids encoding therapeutic agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Keener, William K. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2007-08-07

    Plasmids encoding anti-HIV and anti-anthrax therapeutic agents are disclosed. Plasmid pWKK-500 encodes a fusion protein containing DP178 as a targeting moiety, the ricin A chain, an HIV protease cleavable linker, and a truncated ricin B chain. N-terminal extensions of the fusion protein include the maltose binding protein and a Factor Xa protease site. C-terminal extensions include a hydrophobic linker, an L domain motif peptide, a KDEL ER retention signal, another Factor Xa protease site, an out-of-frame buforin II coding sequence, the lacZ.alpha. peptide, and a polyhistidine tag. More than twenty derivatives of plasmid pWKK-500 are described. Plasmids pWKK-700 and pWKK-800 are similar to pWKK-500 wherein the DP178-encoding sequence is substituted by RANTES- and SDF-1-encoding sequences, respectively. Plasmid pWKK-900 is similar to pWKK-500 wherein the HIV protease cleavable linker is substituted by a lethal factor (LF) peptide-cleavable linker.

  6. Nuclear magnetic resonance contrast agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1997-12-30

    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.

  7. Nuclear magnetic resonance contrast agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1997-01-01

    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.

  8. Triggered pore-forming agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1998-01-01

    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.

  9. Next Generation Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Klemm, Piper Julia

    2012-01-01

    and environmental impact of Fe make it a promising candidate for more sustainable contrast agent development.

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    ,...) - Physical entities (weather, landscape, electric grids,...) #12;5 Partial depiction of agents

  11. Lazy Agent Replication and Asynchronous Consensus for the FaultTolerant Mobile Agent System

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Yeom, Heon Young

    be processed with the replica migration. The primary should wait for the replica migration only when any, a primary agent and k agent replicas are used for the alternative execution in case of the primary failure the consensus agents, execution of the primary agent and consensus with the consensus agents can asynchronously

  12. Nucleotide cleaving agents and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2000-01-01

    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.

  13. Triggered pore-forming agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bayley, H.; Walker, B.J.; Chang, C.Y.; Niblack, B.; Panchal, R.

    1998-07-07

    An inactive pore-forming agent is revealed 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. 30 figs.

  14. Travel Agent Participation in Biosecurity Awareness

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    . The show has increased knowledge for a large proportion (75%) of travel agents and also influenced variation in mean response between 2002 and 2004. There is a tendency for agents to be less ambivalent

  15. Mobile Agent Abstractions: Formulation and Implementation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Joshi, Rushikesh K.

    , Mumbai-400076, India. Email := {rkj, harikcr, ansari}@cse.iitb.ac.in Abstract We present mobile agent and behavioral properties of the agent abstractions. Guidelines for mapping the abstractions to an implementation

  16. Modeling emotion dynamics in intelligent agents 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Seif El-Nasr, Magy

    1998-01-01

    Emotions were shown to have a leading role in the human decision-making process, and thus they play an important role in human intelligence. Intelligent agents' research produced many models of emotional agents. However, most of these models focused...

  17. Chelating agents for technetium-99M

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fritzberg, A.R.; Kasina, S.

    1987-06-02

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

  18. Hydroxypyridonate chelating agents and synthesis thereof

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1985-11-12

    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.

  19. Normative Communication Models for Agent Error Messages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Elio, Renée

    . Introduction Defining and standardizing a high level language for agent communication has been a cornerstone as ``application programs which communicate with peers by exchanging messages in an expressive agent communication (FIPA)'s ACL [17] are two proposed ACL standards that have been widely adopted in agent re- search

  20. Multi-Agent Based Clustering: Towards Generic Multi-Agent Data Mining

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Atkinson, Katie

    Multi-Agent Based Clustering: Towards Generic Multi-Agent Data Mining Santhana Chaimontree, Katie.Chaimontree, katie, Coenen}@liverpool.ac.uk Abstract. A framework for Multi Agent Data Mining (MADM) is de- scribed. The framework comprises a collection of agents cooperating to address given data mining tasks. The fundamental

  1. Multi-Agent Based Clustering: Towards Generic Multi-Agent Data Mining

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Coenen, Frans

    Multi-Agent Based Clustering: Towards Generic Multi-Agent Data Mining Santhana Chaimontree, Katie.Chaimontree,katie,Coenen}@liverpool.ac.uk Abstract. A framework for Multi Agent Data Mining (MADM) is de- scribed. The framework comprises a collection of agents cooperating to address given data mining tasks. The fundamental concept underpinning

  2. HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration Program

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelB IMSofNewsletterGuiding SSL Technologyof Energy HPBANameEngage and

  3. UCSB Transportation Services Vehicle Rentals

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    times the daily rate. 2 Monthly rate is 20 times the daily rate. 3 Mileage rate includes gasoline quarterly depending on changes in cost of gasoline. 4 Unlimited mileage rate does not include gasoline

  4. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES VEHICLE RENTAL FEES

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    ) $120.00 PARTS + 10% BRAKE SHOE REPLACEMENT (REAR) $180.00 PARTS + 10% ENGINE FLUSH $60.00 OIL CHANGE $60.00 QM HEAVY EQUIPMENT & OTHERS QM VEHICLES $250.00 SAFETY CHECK $20.00 TIRE SERVICE HEAVY EQUIPMENT TIRE SERVICE FLAT REPAIR $30.00 TIRE SERVICE REPLACEMENT

  5. Determining Cropland Share Rental Arrangements 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.; Kastens, Terry L.; Outlaw, Joe

    1999-06-23

    rate occurs where the supply of land equals the demand for land. How do we arrive at an equilibrium price? Typically, landowners and tenants negotiate to find a crop share lease arrangement that is ?fair? and equitable to both parties. An equitable crop.... The underlying assumption of an equitable lease is that returns to land are similar to the returns to non-land inputs. Thus, the shares going to each party need to change as relative contributions change, if the lease is to remain equitable. Principles...

  6. Rental Vehicles | The Ames Laboratory

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMassR&D100 Winners *ReindustrializationEnergyWind Energy Wind Find More LikeRenie

  7. HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nA Guide to Tapping STD-1128-2013levelGUIDE& CollaborationHUD 203(k)ofIs

  8. Dynamic Economy with Heterogeneous Agents 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Peng, Yulei

    2013-08-06

    [32], based on US data, show that compared with high income households, low income families use cash for a higher fraction of their total consumptions. By using the cash-in-advance model, Wen[85] shows that if the annual in ation rate is 10...%, households would like to recrease up to 15% of average con- sumption an annual year in order to obtain the Friedman rule in ation rate, which is signi cantly bigger than that of with considering homogeneous agents (Lucas [66]). Therefore, the heterogeneity...

  9. Business Models Guide: Real Estate Agent

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    With excellent marketing skills, a keen understanding of financing options, and a broad knowledge of the industry, real estate agents are natural advocates for smart energy efficiency upgrades.

  10. THE TRAVEL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF SHARED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES, USING AGENT-BASED MODEL SCENARIOS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kockelman, Kara M.

    the rental) like Car2Go and ZipCar have quickly expanded, with the number of U.S. users doubling every one traveler wait times. Next, the model is run over one-hundred days, with driverless vehicles ferrying. As of September 2013, Google had logged over 500,000 miles driven on public roadways using cars equipped with self

  11. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES CRM Agent Training

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    McQuade, D. Tyler

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES CRM Agent Training Assigning an agent to a case Service Management case, select the case number. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES #12;3 5. When the case page has opened TECHNOLOGY SERVICES #12;4 7. Select the appropriate provider group. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES #12;5 8

  12. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES CRM Agent Training

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    McQuade, D. Tyler

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES CRM Agent Training Creating a Case Service Management Deployment Request. An agent can change the INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES #12;3 type to reflect the type of case of the provider group field. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES #12;4 Selecting the magnifying glass will open

  13. Improving Air Traffic Management through Agent Suggestions

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Tumer, Kagan

    air traffic flow problem (de- scribed in [4]). 2. SUGGESTION AGENTS Though the system performanceImproving Air Traffic Management through Agent Suggestions (Extended Abstract) Adrian Agogino USCS.tumer@oregonstate.edu ABSTRACT Providing intelligent automation to manage the continu- ously increasing flow of air traffic

  14. Programmable Agents for Active Distributed Monitoring

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wang, Yongge

    distributed throughout the environment. This makes monitoring an intricate task and complicates the managementProgrammable Agents for Active Distributed Monitoring Ehab S. Al-Shaer Multimedia Networking and describes a programmable agents ap- proach for active monitoring as an important attribute for supporting

  15. Learning Communication for Multi-agent Systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Giles, C. Lee

    Learning Communication for Multi-agent Systems C. Lee Giles1,2 and Kam-Chuen Jim2 1 School the hard-coded predators, which indicates that the system was able to learn superior communicating. While many researchers have shown the emergence of beneficial communication in multi-agent systems, very

  16. INTELLIGENT AGENT FOR AIRCRAFT COLLISION AVOIDANCE

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Valasek, John

    Aerospace EngineeringShandy & Valasek PROJECT BACKGROUND agent based hierarchy Weather Agent detect Data ADS-B Ground Weather Service Other Weather Information ATC Radar Other Traffic Information #12 Full authority for the pilot Automatic Data Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) as the future of traffic

  17. Intelligent agent for aircraft collision avoidance 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Shandy, Surya Utama

    2002-01-01

    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...

  18. Agent-Based Control of Thermostatic Joseph Engler

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kusiak, Andrew

    evolutionary agents as control mechanisms as well as a case study of agent- based control of residential water water heater. The remainder of the paper is organized as follows. Section 2 describes the control agents the agents to control a residential water heater. Finally, Section 5 offers concluding remarks. 2. Agent

  19. Natural chelating agents for radionuclide decorporation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Premuzic, E.T.

    1985-06-11

    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.

  20. Proactive communication in multi-agent teamwork 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zhang, Yu

    2007-04-25

    Sharing common goals and acting cooperatively are critical issues in multiagent teamwork. Traditionally, agents cooperate with each other by inferring others' actions implicitly or explicitly, based on established norms ...

  1. Compositional evaluation of asphalt binder recycling agents 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Madrid, Richard Charles

    1997-01-01

    new asphalt binder. The high temperature Superpave TM Performance Grade (PG) specifications for recycled asphalt binders were found to be highly dependent on the aged asphalt. In addition, as the amount of saturates in the aromatic recycling agent...

  2. A Secure Modular Mobile Agent System

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Julien, Christine

    and Christine Julien The Center for Excellence in Distributed Global Environments The Department of Electrical the system will not be malicious and that any agents which are mali- cious can be identified and contained

  3. Precursors to radiopharmaceutical agents for tissue imaging

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1988-01-01

    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.

  4. Business Models Guide: Real Estate Agent | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Models Guide: Real Estate Agent Business Models Guide: Real Estate Agent With excellent marketing skills, a keen understanding of financing options, and a broad knowledge of the...

  5. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    McBurney, Peter

    desirable outcomes. In many scenarios, traditional mechanism design and auction theory yield clear of designing and implementing effective trading strategies for agents participating in e-commerce market places of an e-commerce market institution, or the design of interaction protocols governing agent argumentation

  6. Agent-Case Embeddings for the Analysis of Evolved Systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ashlock, Dan

    Agent-Case Embeddings for the Analysis of Evolved Systems Daniel Ashlock and Colin Lee Abstract--This study introduces agent-case embeddings, a general purpose tool for detecting the variety of solutions agents are attempting to solve. Agent-case embeddings permit comparison of solutions evolved

  7. An Intentional Framework for Communication in Multi-Agent Systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Idaho, University of

    An Intentional Framework for Communication in Multi-Agent Systems Kaylani Merrill, Michael O for designing communication for multi-agent systems that allows for the construction of novel messages by agents. To provide a speech-act framework for communication in multi-agent systems, we begin by giving an account

  8. Biocontrol ofAflatoxinProduction byUsingBiocompetitiveAgents

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Cotty, Peter J.

    Biocontrol ofAflatoxinProduction byUsingBiocompetitiveAgents Richard J. Cole and Peter J. Cotty control can be of three basic types. (1) Use of an agent that destroys the pest such as a predator or parasite, (2) an agent that secretes a toxin(s) that destroys the pest and (3) the use of an agent

  9. 1999 Singh & Huhns 1 Agents and Electronic Commerce

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    1 © 1999 Singh & Huhns 1 Agents and Electronic Commerce Munindar P. Singh singh@ncsu.edu http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/faculty/mpsingh/ (Slides coauthored with Michael N. Huhns) © 1999 Singh & Huhns 2 Outline · Electronic commerce · Agents · Agents for electronic commerce · Electronic commerce for agents · Synthesis #12;2 © 1999 Singh & Huhns 3

  10. Detection of electrophilic and nucleophilic chemical agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McElhanon, James R.; Shepodd, Timothy J.

    2014-08-12

    A "real time" method for detecting chemical agents generally and particularly electrophilic and nucleophilic species by employing tunable, precursor sensor materials that mimic the physiological interaction of these agents to form highly florescent berberine-type alkaloids that can be easily and rapidly detected. These novel precursor sensor materials can be tuned for reaction with both electrophilic (chemical species, toxins) and nucleophilic (proteins and other biological molecules) species. By bonding or otherwise attaching these precursor molecules to a surface or substrate they can be used in numerous applications.

  11. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES CRM Agent Training

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    McQuade, D. Tyler

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES CRM Agent Training Adding and Emailing a Note Service Management field INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES #12;3 6. In the Note Information box, select from the Visibility INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES #12;4 11. Select Save Case 12. When the Note has been saved, the following

  12. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES CRM Agent Training

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    McQuade, D. Tyler

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES CRM Agent Training Running Statistical Queries Service Management Center Queries, enter "fsu_" into the search field and select Search. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES #12. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES #12;4 6. Select the Query you would like to run by selecting how you would

  13. Virtual Agent Strategy Ben Beens (3035514)

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dignum, Frank

    (3077195) #12;Tables of Contends TABLES OF CONTENDS sixteen rooms available. These rooms will go to the sixteen highest bids in a closed auction. The price market. When the agent bids higher then the actual selling price, he will get the tickets for the selling

  14. Propuesta de Seminario Agentes racionales y Aprendizaje

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    Guerra Hernández, Alejandro

    Sebasti´an Camacho No 5, Xalapa, Ver., M´exico 91000 aguerra@uv.mx www.uv.mx/aguerra 9 de febrero de 2011 Logic in Multi-Agent Systems: 4th International Workshop, CLIMA IV, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, January 6

  15. Supercomputer Assisted Generation of Machine Learning Agents

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

    is the Defining Challenge of Our Time · Buildings in China ­ 60% of urban building floor space in 2030 has yetSupercomputer Assisted Generation of Machine Learning Agents for the Calibration of Building Energy of Tennessee, Knoxville #12;2 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability

  16. AN EMBODIED CONVERSATIONAL AGENT WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    van Zijl, Lynette

    and social context. A 3D demonstration shows the typical output to conform to Asperger-like answers disorders (ASDs) display as a moderate to severe lack in language, communica- tion and social skills a major impact on the way that such agents communicate in educa- tional software developed for children

  17. AGENTS AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Michael Wooldridge

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    Woolridge, Mike

    AGENTS AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Michael Wooldridge Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London London E1 4NS, United Kingdom M.J.Wooldridge@qmw.ac.uk Abstract Software engineers continually-suited to the construction of certain types of software, which mainstream software engineering has had little success with

  18. AGENTS AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Michael Wooldridge

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Woolridge, Mike

    AGENTS AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Michael Wooldridge Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London London E1 4NS, United Kingdom M.J.Wooldridge@qmw.ac.uk Abstract Software engineers continually­suited to the construction of certain types of software, which mainstream software engineering has had little success with

  19. Designing Adaptive Trading Agents DAVID PARDOE

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stone, Peter

    should make use of this experience. Within the context of a specific market scenario, the answer depends to the first three questions depend on the particular market scenario being considered, and our work spansDesigning Adaptive Trading Agents DAVID PARDOE Yahoo! Labs and PETER STONE The University of Texas

  20. Agents on the Web The Sentient Web

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Huhns, Michael N.

    Agents on the Web The Sentient Web "I n a startling revelation, a team of uni- versity scientists. In spite of the ominous tone typically cho- sen for dramatic effect, a sentient Web would be more helpful and much easier for people to use. When people find the Web frustrating, it is usual- ly not because

  1. On Coordinating Pervasive Persuasive Agents (Extended Abstract)

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Tan, Ah-Hwee

    behavior of the agents including the human occupant's. The framework enables flexible coordinations among the smart-home to include pervasive computing devices that unobtrusively monitor the occupants to make or behaviors through interaction or dialog that involves intentionality [1]. In this paper, we provide

  2. Software Development with Objects, Agents, and Services

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Huhns, Michael N.

    on the trends that are evident in software engi- neering and the impact that the trends will have on system for the methodologies and evaluates them with regard to software engineering's two major goals: reuse and robustness. 2Software Development with Objects, Agents, and Services Michael N. Huhns University of South

  3. Imaging agent and method of use

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    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)

    1986-04-22

    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.

  4. Agent Modeling for Integrated Power Systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    effective market power mitigation rules, how to incorporate ancillary service markets, and how to properly implement a retail electricity market to encourage customer participation. Although valuable experience hasAgent Modeling for Integrated Power Systems Final Project Report Power Systems Engineering Research

  5. Imaging agent and method of use

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1986-04-22

    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

  6. Agents and Electronic Commerce, Hype and Reality

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dignum, Frank

    . Some good examples are Kasbah (Chavez & Maes 1996), the Fishmarket project (Rodriguez 1997) and Auction at the selling side and strike bargains with these agents. The scenario assumes that prices are fixed and can a price, but this price does not have to be the final selling price. In case of an auction model the price

  7. Coordination and sociability for intelligent virtual agents

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    Grimaldo, Francisco

    produce low quality animations where characters do not act realistically. Moreover, virtual humans an elegant and formal framework to animate synthetic humans. When designing such agents, the main concern has that will be finally animated. Virtual actors normally operate in dynamic resource bounded contexts; thus, multi

  8. Coalition Agents Experiment: Multi-Agent Co-operation in an International Coalition Setting 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Allsopp, D.N; Beautement, P; Bradshaw, J M; Durfee, E H; Kirton, M; Knoblock, C.A; Suri, N; Tate, Austin; Thompson, C W

    2002-01-01

    Military coalitions are examples of large-scale, multi-faceted, virtual organizations, which sometimes need to be rapidly created and flexibly changed as circumstances alter. The Coalition Agents Experiment (CoAX) aims to ...

  9. Distributed Self-triggered Control for Multi-agent Systems

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    Dimarogonas, Dimos V.

    It is desirable to limit the amount of communication and computation generated by each agent in a large multi-agent system. Event- and self-triggered control strategies have been recently proposed as alternatives to ...

  10. Event-triggered control for multi-agent systems

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    Johansson, Karl H.

    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 ...

  11. Market Microstructure Patterns Powering Trading and Surveillance Agents

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    Cao, Longbing

    Market Microstructure Patterns Powering Trading and Surveillance Agents Longbing Cao (University are then used for powering market trading and surveillance agents for automatically detecting market models. From data analysis perspective, we view it valuable for smart trading in designing legal

  12. A Java Agent-based MacroEconomic Laboratory

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    A Java Agent-based MacroEconomic Laboratory Pascal Seppecher May 2, 2012 Abstract This paper as a Java application (Jamel: Java Agent-based MacroEconomic Laboratory). This application, together

  13. Android applications are inspired by Multi-Agent Systems

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    Torino, Università di

    Android applications are inspired by Multi-Agent Systems a.k.a. What does teaching technologies Android applications are inspired by Multi-Agent Systems a.k.a. What does teaching technologies

  14. A router agent for capacity assessment in packet video 

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    Woodings, Mark Alexander

    1997-01-01

    caused by failed bandwidth-increasing decisions, a router-based agent is developed to assess traffic levels on the receiver's subnet. The agent resides on the receiver subnet's parent router and collects multicast transmission statistics, estimates...

  15. Approximate multi-agent planning in dynamic and uncertain environments

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    Redding, Joshua David, 1978-

    2012-01-01

    Teams of autonomous mobile robotic agents will play an important role in the future of robotics. Efficient coordination of these agents within large, cooperative teams is an important characteristic of any system utilizing ...

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

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    Lysakowski, Lukasz Kamil, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    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 ...

  17. International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents

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    Al Hanbali, Ahmad

    , Facial Animation; Social Agents: Social Agents and Avatars, Emotion and Personality, Virtual Humans Humans/Environments, Animation Analysis and Structuring, Anthropometric Virtual Human Models, Acquisition; Other Related Topics: Animation Compression and Transmission, Semantics and Ontologies for Virtual

  18. Natural chelating agents for radionuclide decorporation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Premuzic, Eugene T. (East Moriches, NY)

    1988-01-01

    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.

  19. Lithium based electrochemical cell systems having a degassing agent

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

    2012-05-01

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

  20. The 2001 Trading Agent Competition Michael P. Wellman

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    Wellman, Michael P.

    to cooperate, by addressing their design energy to a common problem. The Trading Agent Competition (TACThe 2001 Trading Agent Competition Michael P. Wellman£ University of Michigan wellman@umich.edu Amy@research.att.com Peter R. Wurman North Carolina State University wurman@csc.ncsu.edu Abstract The 2001 Trading Agent

  1. Agents in Bioinformatics, Computational and Systems Emanuela Merellia

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    Martin, Andrew C.R.

    of agents for computational Grids. Keywords: Agents, Multiagent Systems, Data Analysis and Management communities to develop a different (agent-based) approach of computational frameworks both for data analysis and management in bioinformatics and for systems modelling and simulation in computational and systems biology

  2. Frequent Set Meta Mining: Towards Multi-Agent Data Mining

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    Coenen, Frans

    Frequent Set Meta Mining: Towards Multi-Agent Data Mining Kamal Ali Albashiri, Frans Coenen, Rob. The typical scenario where this is desirable is in multi-agent data mining where individual agents wish to preserve the security and privacy of their raw data but are prepared to share data mining results. Four

  3. Dynamic modeling and learning user profile in personalized news agent 

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    Widyantoro, Dwi Hendratmo

    1999-01-01

    result, many software agents have been employed to perform autonomous information gathering and altering on behalf of the user. One of the critical issues in such an agent is the capability of the agent to model its users and adapt itself over time...

  4. Jacob -An Animated Instruction Agent in Virtual Reality

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    Nijholt, Anton

    of a 3D virtual environment where an animated human- like agent called Jacob gives instructionJacob - An Animated Instruction Agent in Virtual Reality Marc Evers1, Anton Nijholt1 1 University of virtual reality techniques and in- volves the design and construction of an animated agent in a 3

  5. Health Document Explanation by Virtual Agents Timothy W. Bickmore1

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    Bickmore, Timothy

    Health Document Explanation by Virtual Agents Timothy W. Bickmore1 , Laura M. Pfeifer1 and Michael. We describe the design and evaluation of a virtual agent that explains health documents to patients. The prevalence and impact of low health literacy is presented as a motivation for such agents, given that face

  6. Towards an Intelligent Affective Multimodal Virtual Agent for Uncertain Environments

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    Baldassarri, Sandra

    . It is based on the integration of Maxine, a powerful multimodal animation engine for managing virtual agents-time animation. 1. INTRODUCTION Most research on social interfaces is related to the design of virtual agents human- computer interface [1, 2]. A virtual agent must be believable: it has to move properly, paying

  7. Web Service Access Management for Integration with Agent Systems

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    Web Service Access Management for Integration with Agent Systems B.J. Overeinder, P.D. Verkaik, from the perspective of agent systems (and not as is gen- erally the case by web service providers). Mediating between web service requests from (virtual) organizations of agents, the web ser- vice gateway

  8. Recent Developments in Kansas Residential Landlord-Tenant and Eviction Law

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    Valdez, Suzanne

    2007-05-01

    and forfeiture provision that required Wurtz, "upon early termination of the lease, to give 30 days' written notice, forfeit the security deposit, and pay a cancellation fee of$474.,,26 On October 1, 1999, Wurtz sought in writing to cancel the lease prematurely...). 94. Jd. at 1098. 95. Jd. 96. E.g., Clark v. Walker, 590 P.2d 1043,1051 (Kan. 1979); Heckard, 958 P.2d at 668. 946 KANSAS LAW REVIEW [Vol. 55 that as long as the late fee is reasonable, it may be included in a residential lease and enforced. 97 Though...

  9. An evaluation of the effectiveness of lead paint hazard reduction when conducted by homeowners and landlords

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    Etre, L.A.; Reynolds, S.J.; Burmeister, L.F.; Whitten, P.S.; Gergely, R.

    1999-08-01

    This research project was conducted in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health to evaluate whether property owners who follow recommended procedures for lead-based paint removal/repair can do the work safely and effectively. This study included 29 homes where a lead-based paint hazard had been identified and lead-based paint was removed or repaired (hazard reduction). Exposure evaluation included pre-project surface dust wipe sampling, air monitoring during lead-based paint removal, post-project surface dust wipe sampling, and pre- and post-project blood samples from adult study participants. The comparison of surface dust wipe samples taken before and after lead paint hazard reduction was used to evaluate the effectiveness of lead paint hazard reduction. The lead loadings on window sill surfaces in the work area were significantly lower after completion of the project, and the lead-based paint removal did not contaminate the adjoining living area. The proportion of homes with surface dust lead loading exceeding Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) clearance standard was 73% pre-project and 38% post-project. Personal airborne exposures during lead removal activities reinforce the need to respiratory protection and good hygiene. There was no difference in adult pre-/post-blood levels, indicating that participants die remove lead in a safe manner with respect to their own exposures. The results indicate that hazard reduction can be done effectively when recommended procedures for the removal of lead-based paint are followed.

  10. Trading Agent Competition Market Design Game Strategic Trader Game Conclusion and Future Work A Platform for Trading Agent Competition

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    Zhang, Dongmo

    Trading Agent Competition Market Design Game Strategic Trader Game Conclusion and Future Work of Western Sydney Australia #12;Trading Agent Competition Market Design Game Strategic Trader Game Conclusion and Future Work Outline 1 Trading Agent Competition 2 Market Design Game 3 Strategic Trader Game 4 Conclusion

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

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    Chen, Yee Ming; Shiu, Hung-Ming

    2009-01-01

    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.

  12. Fluid extraction using carbon dioxide and organophosphorus chelating agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1998-11-24

    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.

  13. Fluid extraction using carbon dioxide and organophosphorus chelating agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1998-01-01

    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.

  14. Modular strategies for PET imaging agents

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    Hooker, , J.M.

    2010-03-01

    In recent years, modular and simplified chemical and biological strategies have been developed for the synthesis and implementation of positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracers. New developments in bioconjugation and synthetic methodologies, in combination with advances in macromolecular delivery systems and gene-expression imaging, reflect a need to reduce radiosynthesis burden in order to accelerate imaging agent development. These new approaches, which are often mindful of existing infrastructure and available resources, are anticipated to provide a more approachable entry point for researchers interested in using PET to translate in vitro research to in vivo imaging.

  15. Social capital in the experience of homeless mothers

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    Nicholson, Adam

    2013-04-01

    in their interviews, expressing the difficulty of finding housing without a current address or a rental history, or in using programs such as Section 8 housing, which many landlords refuse to accept largely due to the stigma attached to those receiving... stream_size 55635 stream_content_type text/plain stream_name Nicholson_jur13.pdf.txt stream_source_info Nicholson_jur13.pdf.txt Content-Encoding UTF-8 Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Fall 2012 – Spring 2013...

  16. Designed TPR Modules as Novel Anticancer Agents

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    Cortajarena,A.; Yi, F.; Regan, L.

    2008-01-01

    Molecules specifically designed to modulate protein-protein interactions have tremendous potential as novel therapeutic agents. One important anticancer target is the chaperone Hsp90, whose activity is essential for the folding of many oncogenic proteins, including HER2, IGFIR, AKT, RAF-1, and FLT-3. Here we report the design and characterization of new tetratricopeptide repeat modules, which bind to the C-terminus of Hsp90 with higher affinity and with greater specificity than natural Hsp90-binding co-chaperones. Thus, when these modules are introduced into the cell, they out-compete endogenous co-chaperones for binding, thereby inhibiting Hsp90 function. The effect of Hsp90 inhibition in this fashion is dramatic; HER2 levels are substantially decreased and BT474 HER2 positive breast cancer cells are killed. Our designs thus provide new tools with which to dissect the mechanism of Hsp90-mediated protein folding and also open the door to the development of an entirely new class of anticancer agents.

  17. OpenEI Community - Power Rental Market

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPI VenturesNewSt.Information OlindaOnslow County,OpTICOpenBarter Jump

  18. Power Rental Market | OpenEI Community

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsourceII JumpQuarterly SmartDB-2, BluePoulsen Hybrid, LLC Jump to:Ecalene

  19. Agents That Talk Back (Sometimes): Filter Programs for Affective Communication

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    Bari, Università degli Studi di

    Agents That Talk Back (Sometimes): Filter Programs for Affective Communication Helmut Prendinger- action that supports basic features of affective conver- sation. As essential requirements for animated

  20. Cell-targeted lytic pore-forming agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1998-01-01

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

  1. Cell-targeted lytic pore-forming agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bayley, H.; Walker, B.J.

    1998-10-20

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

  2. Cell-targeted lytic pore-forming agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bayley, H.; Walker, B.J.

    1998-10-06

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

  3. MASPA: Multi-Agent Automated Supervisory Policy Adaptation

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    in Dubai Victor Lesser Computer Science Department University of Massachusetts Amherst UMass Computer to up- date its estimates of the world states (i.e., Q-values for state-action pairs). However of the world state is calculated from agent B's estimate, which is calculated from from agent A's estimate

  4. Biosensor for Direct Determination of Organophosphate Nerve Agents Using

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    Chen, Wilfred

    Biosensor for Direct Determination of Organophosphate Nerve Agents Using Recombinant Escherichia biosensor for the direct mea- surement of organophosphate (OP) nerve agents was developed by modifying a p these conditions, the biosensor was used to mea- sure as low as 2 µM of paraoxon, methyl parathion, and diazinon

  5. The evolution of imitation and mirror neurons in adaptive agents

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    Borenstein, Elhanan

    The evolution of imitation and mirror neurons in adaptive agents Action editor: Luc Berthouze evolutionary adaptive agents that demonstrate imitative learn- ing, facilitating a comprehensive study The past 20 years have seen a renewed interest in imitation in various fields of research (Prinz & 1389

  6. PISA -Pooling Information from Several Agents: Multiplayer Argumentation from

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    Coenen, Frans

    PISA - Pooling Information from Several Agents: Multiplayer Argumentation from Experience Maya Abstract In this paper a framework, PISA (Pooling Information from Several Agents), to facilitate argumentation is a form of dialogue game involving three or more players. The PISA framework is founded on a two

  7. Multi-agent smart environments Diane J. Cook

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    Cook, Diane J.

    Multi-agent smart environments Diane J. Cook School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and ambient intelligence has catapulted smart environments to the forefront of many research labs. While such issue is the role of multi-agent systems in smart environments. In this article we discuss the role

  8. A Flexible Framework for Verifying Agent Programs (Short Paper)

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    Dennis, Louise

    popular, and multi- agent systems being increasingly used for safety-critical applica- tions, the need activities to pur- sue. Rational agents make such decisions in a rational and explain- able way and, since and critical areas, there is greater need to analyse, comprehensively, the behaviour of such systems

  9. Geographical Information Systems and Dynamic Modeling via Agent Based Systems

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    de Figueiredo, Luiz Henrique

    Geographical Information Systems and Dynamic Modeling via Agent Based Systems Cláudio Antônio da fariasol@eng.uerj.br ABSTRACT A full integration among Geographical Information Systems and Agent Based integrated with Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The first one is the movement of pedestrians

  10. Agents in Decentralised Information Ecosystems: The DIET Approach

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    Koubarakis, Manolis

    Agents in Decentralised Information Ecosystems: The DIET Approach P. Marrow1 *, M. Koubarakis2 , R the concept of an information ecosystem. An information ecosystem is analo gous to a natural ecosystem individuals. This paper describes a multi-agent platform, DIET (Decentralised Information Ecosystem

  11. Practical Extensions in Agent Programming Languages Mehdi Dastani

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    Dastani, Mehdi

    Practical Extensions in Agent Programming Languages Mehdi Dastani Utrecht University to improve the practi- cal application of existing BDI-based agent-oriented programming languages that have and declarative programming languages. Categories and Subject Descriptors D.3.3 [Programming Languages]: Language

  12. Trading Agents Competing: Performance, Progress, and Market Effectiveness

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    Wellman, Michael P.

    programmed trading techniques in a challenging market scenario in competition with other design groups. AfterTrading Agents Competing: Performance, Progress, and Market Effectiveness£ Michael P. Wellman, Shih Since the year 2000, the annual trading agent competition has provided a forum for designers to evaluate

  13. Design Tradeoffs for Autonomous Trading Agents Ioannis A. Vetsikas

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    Rossi, Francesca

    design were tested in smaller market games that the researchers designed themselves. The Trading Agent provides a common market scenario to compare strategies and research. It is a challenging benchmark doDesign Tradeoffs for Autonomous Trading Agents Ioannis A. Vetsikas Computer Science Dept., Cornell

  14. Designing Agents for Derivatives Markets: a preliminary framework

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    McBurney, Peter

    Designing Agents for Derivatives Markets: a preliminary framework Omar Baqueiro Espinosa, Wiebe van framework for a model of agents which are able to trade in futures and options derivatives markets. We design a basic logical model for the exchange process and extend it to depict futures and options

  15. Agents on the Web Reconciling the Semantics of

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    Huhns, Michael N.

    Agents on the Web Consensus Ontologies Reconciling the Semantics of Web Pages andAgents 92, but the light is better here." As you build a Web site, it is worthwhile to ask a similar question: "Should you this question. ReconcilingWeb Semantics Web searches typically yield pointers to a large number of Web sites

  16. Multi-Agent Simulation of Protein Folding Luca Bortolussi1

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    Bortolussi, Luca

    Multi-Agent Simulation of Protein Folding Luca Bortolussi1 , Agostino Dovier1 , and Federico residues) is known. The process for reaching this state is known as the protein fold- ing. This problem the feasibility and the power of the method. Keywords: Computational Biology, Agent-Based Technologies, Protein

  17. A Logic-Based Perspective on Agent Reconfiguration: Preliminary Report

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    Meyer, Tommie

    scenario depicting a nuclear power station (Figure 1). In a particular power plant there is an atomic pile Fig. 1. The nuclear power station and its controlling agent [1]. which the pile is on and the cooling, in the event of a hazardous situation in the nuclear power plant, the agent may be forced to switch

  18. Agent-mediated Integrative Negotiation for Retail Electronic Commerce

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    . Value-Added, Merchant Differentiation and Market Power Although cross-merchant product comparisonsAgent-mediated Integrative Negotiation for Retail Electronic Commerce Robert H. Guttman and Pattie convenience for consumers and yield more efficient markets, today's first-generation shopping agents

  19. Multi-Agent Planning and Crowd Simulation Background and Challenge

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    Pollefeys, Marc

    collision- free paths for 1,000 agents at 22 fps. Adaptive Elastic Roadmaps We have developed a novel roadmap data structure to plan the motion of large number of agents in dynamic environments. The roadmap representation, called Adaptive Elastic Roadmap (AERO), replaces straight-line links with bands that deform based

  20. FEL3330 Networked and Multi-Agent Control Spring 2011

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    Dimarogonas, Dimos

    FEL3330 Networked and Multi-Agent Control Systems Spring 2011 Automatic Control School of Electrical Engineering Royal Institute of Technology Lecture 1 1 March 29, 2011 #12;FEL3330 Networked Lecture 1 3 March 29, 2011 #12;FEL3330 Networked and Multi-Agent Control Systems Lecture 1: Introduction

  1. Tecnologia de Agentes na Convergncia das Telecomunicaes com a Computao

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    da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

    Tecnologia de Agentes na Convergência das Telecomunicações com a Computação Joaquim Croca Eng desafios considera-se o paradigma e a tecnologia dos agentes de software como uma aproximação adequada, com de recentes desenvolvimentos de tecnologias como o TINA-C, CORBA ou Web Services. Alguns

  2. Revising Knowledge in Multi-Agent System Using Preferences

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    Pivkina, Inna

    Introduction Multi-Agents Systems (MAS) require coordination mechanisms to facilitate dynamic collaboration way of encoding policies for the integration of agent-generated knowledge (e.g., in a mediator) family of revisions. Each revision represents an updated version of the origi- nal knowledge base

  3. AgentBased Digital Libraries: Decentralization and Coordination

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    Durfee, Edmund H.

    1 Agent­Based Digital Libraries: Decentralization and Coordination Peter C. Weinstein, William P describes agent­based systems and explains why digital libraries should be built with this type describe the approach taken by the University of Michigan Digital Library project. #12; 2 1 Introduction

  4. AFECS. Multi-Agent Framework for Experiment Control Systems

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

    2008-01-23

    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.

  5. Swarming behaviors in multi-agent systems with nonlinear dynamics

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    Yu, Wenwu; School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne VIC 3001 ; Chen, Guanrong; Cao, Ming; Lü, Jinhu; Zhang, Hai-Tao

    2013-12-15

    The dynamic analysis of a continuous-time multi-agent swarm model with nonlinear profiles is investigated in this paper. It is shown that, under mild conditions, all agents in a swarm can reach cohesion within a finite time, where the upper bounds of the cohesion are derived in terms of the parameters of the swarm model. The results are then generalized by considering stochastic noise and switching between nonlinear profiles. Furthermore, swarm models with limited sensing range inducing changing communication topologies and unbounded repulsive interactions between agents are studied by switching system and nonsmooth analysis. Here, the sensing range of each agent is limited and the possibility of collision among nearby agents is high. Finally, simulation results are presented to demonstrate the validity of the theoretical analysis.

  6. ICS 606 / EE 606 -Intelligent Autonomous Agents Catalog Description: The theory, methods, and practical applications of autonomous agent systems, including

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Reed, Nancy E.

    , ISBN: 0262731312. Optional text #1: Artificial Intelligence - A Modern Approach, 2nd edition, Russell of agent systems. Course Objectives: A student should understand (i) the fundamental concepts of agent, Edited by Gerhard Weiss. The MIT Press, Hardcover March 1999, ISBN: 0262731312, or Paperback July 2000

  7. Intent Recognition in Multi-Agent Systems: Collective Box Pushing and Cow Herding

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    Ahmad, Najla

    2013-12-31

    In a multi-agent system, an idle agent may be available to assist other agents in the system. An agent architecture called intent recognition is proposed to accomplish this with minimal communication. In order to assist other agents in the system...

  8. Communication Efficiency in Multi-Agent Systems Mary Berna-Koes

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    Communication Efficiency in Multi-Agent Systems Mary Berna-Koes Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon. The agent communication languages proven successful in software based multi-agent systems incur overheads physical robot teams do not use the agent communication languages developed by the multi-agent systems

  9. Volttron: An Agent Platform for the Smart Grid

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

    2013-05-06

    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.

  10. Magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents for chemical sensing

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    Liu, Vincent Hok

    2014-01-01

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is frequently used for examining the human body. MRI contrast agents currently used in the clinic assist physicians in locating problematic areas, but other tools are needed to interrogate ...

  11. T-618: Debian update for exim4: Mail Transport Agent

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    It was discovered that Exim, the default mail transport agent in Debian, uses DKIM data obtain from DNS directly in a format string, potentially allowing malicious mail senders to execute arbitrary code.

  12. Electronic Supermarket for Mobile Agents Chuan-Kun Wu

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    Wu, Chuan-Kun

    Electronic Supermarket for Mobile Agents Chuan-Kun Wu Department of Computer Science, Australian National University Canberra, ACT 0200, AUSTRALIA. Email: chuan@cs.anu.edu.au Abstract. The development

  13. Measuring the Transport of Siloxane-Based Mold Release Agents...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Measuring the Transport of Siloxane-Based Mold Release Agents In An Encapsulation Mold. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Measuring the Transport of Siloxane-Based Mold...

  14. Use of antimicrobial agents in a novel cattle washing system 

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    Covington, Brian Reed

    2001-01-01

    Antimicrobial agents, 0.5% L-lactic acid and 50 ppm chlorine, along with water wash treatments (single or double) were evaluated in a cattle washing system for their effectiveness in reducing Aerobic Plate Counts (APC), coliforms, generic...

  15. Knowledge Exchange between Agents in Real-Time Environments

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    for each simulation. One way to have agents communicate knowl- edge would be to let them communicate partic Funge gives, in [8], a good overview of the kind of AI techniques which are applicable to NPCs (Non

  16. Iron oxide nanoparticles as a contrast agent for thermoacoustic tomography 

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    Keho, Aaron Lopez

    2009-06-02

    An exogenous contrast agent has been developed to enhance the contrast achievable in Thermoacoustic Tomography (TAT). TAT utilizes the penetration depth of microwave energy while producing high resolution images through acoustic waves. A sample...

  17. Motion planning algorithms for a group of mobile agents 

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    Lal, Mayank

    2008-10-10

    Building autonomous mobile agents has been a major research effort for a while with cooperative mobile robotics receiving a lot of attention in recent times. Motion planning is a critical problem in deploying autonomous ...

  18. Relationship between composition and performance of asphalt recycling agents 

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    Peterson, Gerald Dean

    1993-01-01

    This research was aimed at determining the effects of recycling agent composition on the performance of recycled asphalt with aging. To accomplish this, five experiments were performed, in which blends were produced with controlled compositions...

  19. Kit for providing a technetium medical radioimaging agent

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

    2000-01-01

    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.

  20. V-103: RSA Authentication Agent Lets Remote Users Bypass Authenticatio...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Authentication Agent 7.1 for Microsoft Windows and RSA Authentication Client 3.5 Access Control Vulnerability T-704: RSA enVision Lets Remote Users View Files and Remote...

  1. Acoustic characterisation of ultrasound contrast agents at high frequency 

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    Sun, Chao

    2013-07-06

    This thesis aims to investigate the acoustic properties of ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) at high ultrasound frequencies. In recent years, there has been increasing development in the use of high frequency ultrasound ...

  2. On the Evaluation of Agent Behaviors Amol Dattatraya Mali

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    Mali, Amol D.

    1 On the Evaluation of Agent Behaviors #3; Amol Dattatraya Mali Dept. of Electrical Engg-414-229-2769, mali@miller.cs.uwm.edu This work focuses on robot behaviors which use minimal communication and rely

  3. 3-hydroxy-2(1H)-pyridinone chelating agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Raymond, Kenneth (Berkeley, CA); Xu, Jide (Berkeley, CA)

    1999-01-01

    Disclosed is a series of improved chelating agents and the chelates formed from these agents, which are highly effective upon both injection and oral administration. Several of the most effective are of low toxicity. These chelating agents incorporate within their structure 3-hydroxy-2-pyridinone (3,2-HOPO) moieties with a substituted carbamoyl group ortho to the hydroxy group of the hydroxypyridinone ring. The electron-withdrawing carbamoyl group increases the acidity, as well as the chemical stability towards oxidation and reduction, of the hydroxypyridinones. In the metal complexes of the chelating agents, the amide protons form very strong hydrogen bonds with the adjacent HOPO oxygen donor, making these complexes very stable at physiological conditions. The terminal N-substituents provide a certain degree of lipophilicity to the 3,2-HOPO, increasing oral activity.

  4. Approximate dynamic programming with applications in multi-agent systems

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

    2007-01-01

    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 ...

  5. The Envoy Framework: An Open Architecture for Agents

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    Toronto, University of

    ( selectme dissemination of mformatzon- SDZ); H.4. 1[Information Systems Applications]: OffIce Automation; K to the wide-spread integration of agent technology with standard end-user applications. Research at IRIS has

  6. An Agent-Based Modeling for Pandemic Influenza in Egypt

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

    2010-01-01

    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.

  7. Optical techniques for detecting and identifying biological-warfare agents

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    Greenwood, Darryl P.

    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 ...

  8. Open-source Software for Developing Anthropomorphic Spoken Dialog Agents 

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    Shin-ichi, Kawamoto; Shimodaira, Hiroshi; Nitta, Tsuneo; Nishimoto, Takuya; Nakamura, Satoshi; Itou, Katsunobu; Morishima, Shigeo; Yotsukura, Tatsuo; Kai, Atsuhiko; Lee, Akinobu; Yamashita, Yoichi; Kobayashi, Takao; Tokuda, Keiichi; Hirose, Keikichi; Minematsu, Nobuaki; Yamada, Atsushi; Den, Yasuharu; Utsuro, Takehito; Sagayama, Shigeki

    2002-01-01

    An architecture for highly-interactive human-like spoken-dialog agent is discussed in this paper. In order to easily integrate the modules of different characteristics including speech recognizer, speech synthesizer, ...

  9. Software Agents as Facilitators of Coherent Coalition Operations 

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    Allsopp, D; Beautement, P; Bradshaw, J M; Carson, J; Kirton, M; Suri, N; Tate, Austin

    Software agents can be viewed as semi-autonomous entities which help people cope with the complexities of working collaboratively in a distributed information environment. This paper describes the research that DERA is ...

  10. Detoxification of organophosphate nerve agents by bacterial phosphotriesterase

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    Ghanem, Eman; Raushel, Frank M. . E-mail: raushel@tamu.edu

    2005-09-01

    Organophosphates have been widely used as insecticides and chemical warfare agents. The health risks associated with these agents have necessitated the need for better detoxification and bioremediation tools. Bacterial enzymes capable of hydrolyzing the lethal organophosphate nerve agents are of special interest. Phosphotriesterase (PTE) isolated from the soil bacteria Pseudomonas diminuta displays a significant rate enhancement and substrate promiscuity for the hydrolysis of organophosphate triesters. Directed evolution and rational redesign of the active site of PTE have led to the identification of new variants with enhanced catalytic efficiency and stereoselectivity toward the hydrolysis of organophosphate neurotoxins. PTE has been utilized to protect against organophosphate poisoning in vivo. Biotechnological applications of PTE for detection and decontamination of insecticides and chemical warfare agents are developing into useful tools. In this review, the catalytic properties and potential applications of this remarkable enzyme are discussed.

  11. Crowd simulation influenced by agent's socio-psychological state

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    Cherif, F

    2010-01-01

    The aim our work is to create virtual humans as intelligent entities, which includes approximate the maximum as possible the virtual agent animation to the natural human behavior. In order to accomplish this task, our agent must be capable to interact with the environment, interacting with objects and other agents. The virtual agent needs to act as real person, so he should be capable to extract semantic information from the geometric model of the world where he is inserted, based on his own perception, and he realizes his own decision. The movement of the individuals is representing by the combination of two approaches of movement which are, the social force model and the based-rule model. These movements are influenced by a set of socio-psychological rules to give a more realistic result.

  12. Predicting Agent Strategy Mix of Evolving Populations Sabyasachi Saha

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    Sen, Sandip

    Predicting Agent Strategy Mix of Evolving Populations Sabyasachi Saha Department of Math & Computer Science The University of Tulsa sabyasachi-saha@utulsa.edu Sandip Sen Department of Math & Computer

  13. 3-hydroxy-2(1H)-pyridinone chelating agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Raymond, K.; Xu, J.

    1999-04-06

    Disclosed is a series of improved chelating agents and the chelates formed from these agents, which are highly effective upon both injection and oral administration. Several of the most effective are of low toxicity. These chelating agents incorporate within their structure 3-hydroxy-2-pyridinone (3,2-HOPO) moieties with a substituted carbamoyl group ortho to the hydroxy group of the hydroxypyridinone ring. The electron-withdrawing carbamoyl group increases the acidity, as well as the chemical stability towards oxidation and reduction, of the hydroxypyridinones. In the metal complexes of the chelating agents, the amide protons form very strong hydrogen bonds with the adjacent HOPO oxygen donor, making these complexes very stable at physiological conditions. The terminal N-substituents provide a certain degree of lipophilicity to the 3,2-HOPO, increasing oral activity. 2 figs.

  14. Method and apparatus for enhanced detection of toxic agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Greenbaum, Elias; Rodriguez, Jr., Miguel; Wu, Jie Jayne; Qi, Hairong

    2013-10-01

    A biosensor based detection of toxins includes enhancing a fluorescence signal by concentrating a plurality of photosynthetic organisms in a fluid into a concentrated region using biased AC electro-osmosis. A measured photosynthetic activity of the photosynthetic organisms is obtained in the concentrated region, where chemical, biological or radiological agents reduce a nominal photosynthetic activity of the photosynthetic organisms. A presence of the chemical, biological and/or radiological agents or precursors thereof, is determined in the fluid based on the measured photosynthetic activity of the concentrated plurality of photosynthetic organisms. A lab-on-a-chip system is used for the concentrating step. The presence of agents is determined from feature vectors, obtained from processing a time dependent signal using amplitude statistics and/or time-frequency analysis, relative to a control signal. A linear discriminant method including support vector machine classification (SVM) is used to identify the agents.

  15. Adaptive method with intercessory feedback control for an intelligent agent

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    Goldsmith, Steven Y.

    2004-06-22

    An adaptive architecture method with feedback control for an intelligent agent provides for adaptively integrating reflexive and deliberative responses to a stimulus according to a goal. An adaptive architecture method with feedback control for multiple intelligent agents provides for coordinating and adaptively integrating reflexive and deliberative responses to a stimulus according to a goal. Re-programming of the adaptive architecture is through a nexus which coordinates reflexive and deliberator components.

  16. An Autonomous Adaptive Scheduling Agent for Period Searching

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    Eric S. Saunders; Tim Naylor; Alasdair Allan

    2008-01-24

    We describe the design and implementation of an autonomous adaptive software agent that addresses the practical problem of observing undersampled, periodic, time-varying phenomena using a network of HTN-compliant robotic telescopes. The algorithm governing the behaviour of the agent uses an optimal geometric sampling technique to cover the period range of interest, but additionally implements proactive behaviour that maximises the optimality of the dataset in the face of an uncertain and changing operating environment.

  17. Eco-Friendly Agent Based Advanced Traffic Management Techniques in a Connected Vehicle Environment

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    Jin, Qiu

    2015-01-01

    OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE Eco-Friendly Agent Based AdvancedOF THE DISSERTATION Eco-Friendly Agent Based Advancedrequired to provide an “Eco-Friendly” speed trajectory for

  18. Possible common e,ological agent for strawberry disease and red mark syndrome in

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    Kane, Andrew S.

    1 Possible common e,ological agent for strawberry disease and red mark Schering-Plough Animal Health, UK Possible common e,ological agent for strawberry

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Authentication Agent 7.1 for Microsoft Windows and RSA Authentication Client 3.5 Access Control Vulnerability V-103: RSA Authentication Agent Lets Remote Users Bypass...

  20. U-267: RSA® Authentication Agent 7.1 for Microsoft Windows®...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Authentication Agent 7.1 for Microsoft Windows and RSA Authentication Client 3.5 Access Control Vulnerability PLATFORM: Product: RSA Authentication Agent for Microsoft...

  1. Solid-water detoxifying reagents for chemical and biological agents

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    Hoffman, Dennis M. (Livermore, CA); Chiu, Ing Lap (Castro Valley, CA)

    2006-04-18

    Formation of solid-water detoxifying reagents for chemical and biological agents. Solutions of detoxifying reagent for chemical and biological agents are coated using small quantities of hydrophobic nanoparticles by vigorous agitation or by aerosolization of the solution in the presence of the hydrophobic nanoparticles to form a solid powder. For example, when hydrophobic fumed silica particles are shaken in the presence of IN oxone solution in approximately a 95:5-weight ratio, a dry powder results. The hydrophobic silica forms a porous coating of insoluble fine particles around the solution. Since the chemical or biological agent tends to be hydrophobic on contact with the weakly encapsulated detoxifying solution, the porous coating breaks down and the detoxifying reagent is delivered directly to the chemical or biological agent for maximum concentration at the point of need. The solid-water (coated) detoxifying solutions can be blown into contaminated ventilation ducting or other difficult to reach sites for detoxification of pools of chemical or biological agent. Once the agent has been detoxified, it can be removed by flushing the area with air or other techniques.

  2. Agent Model Development for Assessing Climate-Induced Geopolitical Instability.

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    Boslough, Mark B.; Backus, George A.

    2005-12-01

    We present the initial stages of development of new agent-based computational methods to generate and test hypotheses about linkages between environmental change and international instability. This report summarizes the first year's effort of an originally proposed three-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project. The preliminary work focused on a set of simple agent-based models and benefited from lessons learned in previous related projects and case studies of human response to climate change and environmental scarcity. Our approach was to define a qualitative model using extremely simple cellular agent models akin to Lovelock's Daisyworld and Schelling's segregation model. Such models do not require significant computing resources, and users can modify behavior rules to gain insights. One of the difficulties in agent-based modeling is finding the right balance between model simplicity and real-world representation. Our approach was to keep agent behaviors as simple as possible during the development stage (described herein) and to ground them with a realistic geospatial Earth system model in subsequent years. This work is directed toward incorporating projected climate data--including various C02 scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Assessment Report--and ultimately toward coupling a useful agent-based model to a general circulation model.3

  3. Gallium and indium imaging agents. 2. Complexes of sulfonated catecholyamide sequestering agents

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    Pecoraro, V.L.; Wong, G.B.; Raymond, K.N.

    1982-06-01

    The solution equilibria for the reaction of Ga(III) and In(III) with the hexadentate ligands N, N', N''-tris(2,3-dihydroxy-5-sulfonatobenzoyl)-1,3,5-tris(aminomethyl)benzene (MECAMS) and N, N', N''-tris(2,3-dihydroxy-5-sulfonatobenzoyl)-1,5,10-triazadecane (3,4-LICAMS) and the bidentate catechol N,N-dimethyl-2,3-dihydroxy-5-sulfonatobenzamide (DMBS) have been determined on 0.1 M KNO/sub 3/ at 25/sup 0/C. Both Ga(III) and In(III) are coordinated by three catecholate groups at high pH and have formation constants of the order ..beta../sub 110/ = 10/sup 38/ M/sup -1/. As the acidity of the medium is increased, the metal complexes of the hexadentate sequestering agents undergo protonation reactions. For the determination of the nature of the protonated metal chelates, the stretching frequency of the amide carbonyl has been monitored in D/sub 2/O by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT IR). These data support a series of two one-proton steps to form a mixed salicylate-catecholate coordination about the metal ion. In the salicylate bonding mode the metal is bound through the ortho phenolic oxygen and the amide cabonyl whereas catecholate coordination is via the adjacent phenols. In contrast, protonation of the M/sup III/(DMBS)/sub 3/ complexes results in dissociation of a catechol moiety to form M/sup III/(DMBS)/sub 2/. The potential use of these compounds as tumor-imaging agents in cancer diagnosis is discussed, with specific attention to the role of the gallium transferrin complex.

  4. Agent 2003 Conference on Challenges in Social Simulation

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    Margaret Clemmons, ed.

    2003-01-01

    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.

  5. 3-hydroxy-2(1H)-pyridinone chelating agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Raymond, Kenneth N. (Berkeley, CA); Xu, Jide (Berkeley, CA)

    1997-01-01

    Disclosed is a series of improved metal chelating agents, which are highly effective upon both injection and oral administration; several of the most effective are of low toxicity. These chelating agents incorporate within their structure 1-hydroxy-2-pyridinone (1,2-HOPO) and 3-hydroxy-2-pyridinone (3,2-HOPO) moieties with a substituted carbamoyl group ortho to the hydroxy or oxo groups of the hydroxypyridinone ring. The electron-withdrawing carbamoyl group increases the acidity of the hydroxypyridinones. In the metal complexes of said chelating agents, the amide protons form very strong hydrogen bonds with its adjacent HOPO oxygen donor, making these complexes very stable at physiological conditions. The terminal N-substituents provides a certain degree of lipophilicity to said 3,2-HOPO, increasing oral activity. Also disclosed is a method of making the chelating agents and a method of producing a known compound, 3-hydroxy-1-alkyl-2(1H)pyridinone, used as a precursor to the chelating agent, safely and in large quantities.

  6. 3-hydroxy-2(1H)-pyridinone chelating agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Raymond, K.N.; Xu, J.

    1997-04-29

    Disclosed is a series of improved metal chelating agents, which are highly effective upon both injection and oral administration; several of the most effective are of low toxicity. These chelating agents incorporate within their structure 1-hydroxy-2-pyridinone (1,2-HOPO) and 3-hydroxy-2-pyridinone (3,2-HOPO) moieties with a substituted carbamoyl group ortho to the hydroxy or oxo groups of the hydroxypyridinone ring. The electron-withdrawing carbamoyl group increases the acidity of the hydroxypyridinones. In the metal complexes of the chelating agents, the amide protons form very strong hydrogen bonds with its adjacent HOPO oxygen donor, making these complexes very stable at physiological conditions. The terminal N-substituents provides a certain degree of lipophilicity to the 3,2-HOPO, increasing oral activity. Also disclosed is a method of making the chelating agents and a method of producing a known compound, 3-hydroxy-1-alkyl-2(1H)pyridinone, used as a precursor to the chelating agent, safely and in large quantities. 2 figs.

  7. Intelligent Agents for the Synthetic Battlefield: A Company of Rotary Wing Aircraft

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    Gratch, Jonathan

    agents that perform the tasks of an attack helicopter company for a synthetic battlefield environment to develop: (1) pilot agents for a company of helicopters, (2) a command agent that makes decisions and plans for the helicopter company, and (3) an approach to teamwork that enables the pilot agents to coordinate

  8. HIERARCHICAL AGENT BASED SYSTEM FOR GENERAL AVIATION CD&R UNDER

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    Valasek, John

    Advanced Technology Project (ATP): Cockpit Data Fusion with Fixed-Base Simulation Validation for Free Data ADS-B Ground Weather Service Other Weather Info. ... ATC Radar Other Traffic Info... Overall.H) AGENT DATAOBJ WEATHER AGENT RADAR DATA (SIM) TRAFFIC AGENT ADS-B DATA (SIM) AGENT EXECUTIVE FCS COMGEN

  9. Mechanism Design for Resource Bounded International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, ICMAS 2000

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    Monderer, Dov

    Mechanism Design for Resource Bounded Agents International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, ICMAS of mechanism design deals with the design of proto- cols for non-cooperative multi-agent systems. A major task of this theory is the design of protocols that will maximize the social welfare of the agents. An ideal mechanism

  10. Authorized Agent Indemnification Policy Approved by the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees, December

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    against an Authorized Agent based upon sanctions imposed upon the Authorized Agent or CSM by a judicial: 3.2.1 Throughout the course of the matter that gave rise to the sanctions, the Authorized Agent of the matter that gave rise to the sanctions, the Authorized Agent was acting in good faith; and 3

  11. A low cost/high performance Scalable Topology for MultiAgent Collaboration

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    Aguirre, Carlos

    task. We study a methodology to design di#11;erent topologies in large multi-agent networks that seek for maximum agent collaboration. In search of a maximum ow of commodities between agents, the Small-World (SW small-world (SW) de#12;ned by [21] en- hances agent collaboration by maximizing ow with similar

  12. Modeling and Control of Multi-Agent Systems 

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    Zhao, Miaomiao

    2015-05-06

    , space crafts, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), mobile robots, formation and attitude control, among others [6, 21,30]. This chapter presents an overview of the background research on multi-agent systems, about how the idea of multi-agent system developed... potential application to robots, unmanned vehicles, and computer animation [21] as shown in Figure 2.6. 15 Figure 2.6: Output regulation 2.3.5 Others Other problems such as mobile sensor networks, coupled oscillators, UAV surveil- lance [28,38] are also...

  13. Complex groundwater flow systems as traveling agent models

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    López-Corona, Oliver; Escolero, Oscar; González, Tomás; Morales-Casique, Eric

    2014-01-01

    Analyzing field data from pumping tests, we show that as with many other natural phenomena, groundwater flow exhibits a complex dynamics described by 1/f power spectrum. This result is theoretically studied within an agent perspective. Using a traveling agent model, we prove that this statistical behavior emerges when the medium is complex. Some heuristic reasoning is provided to justify both spatial and dynamic complexity, as the result of the superposition of an infinite number of stochastic processes. Even more, we show that this implies that non-Kolmogorovian probability is needed for its study, and provide a set of new partial differential equations for groundwater flow.

  14. Method and apparatus for enhanced detection of toxic agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Greenbaum, Elias (Knoxville, TN); Rodriguez, Jr., Miguel (Oak Ridge, TN); Wu, Jie Jayne (Knoxville, TN); Qi, Hairong (Knoxville, TN)

    2012-06-12

    A water quality analyzer for real-time detection according to the invention comprises a biased AC electro-osmosis (ACEO) cell for receiving a fluid to be analyzed having a plurality photosynthetic organisms therein, and concentrating the plurality photosynthetic organisms into at least one concentrated region. A photodetector is provided for obtaining a measured photosynthetic activity of the plurality of photosynthetic organisms in the concentrated region, wherein chemical, biological or radiological agents reduce a nominal photosynthetic activity of the photosynthetic organisms. An electronics package analyzes the measured photosynthetic activity to indicate a presence of the chemical, biological or radiological agents in the fluid.

  15. Regional Lead Agents and County Coordinators 2011 RESPONSIBILITY NAME COUNTY

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    Bolding, M. Chad

    #12;Regional Lead Agents and County Coordinators 2011 RESPONSIBILITY NAME COUNTY REGION 1 Regional Lead Millie Davenport HGIC County Coordinator Matt Burns Pickens County Coordinator Marty Watt Anderson County Coordinator Morris Warner Oconee REGION 2 Regional Lead Danny Howard Greenville County Coordinator

  16. Network Formation and Routing by Strategic Agents using Local Contracts

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    Anshelevich, Elliot

    Network Formation and Routing by Strategic Agents using Local Contracts Elliot Anshelevich1, Murray Hill, NJ. Abstract. The Internet consists of various independent entities that range from small their business goals. For example, customers accept contracts with ISPs to connect them to the Internet while

  17. MAGENTA Technology: MultiAgent Systems for Industrial Logistics

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    Woolridge, Mike

    MAGENTA Technology: Multi­Agent Systems for Industrial Logistics Jon Himoff 1 Petr Skobelev 1, and illustrate its practical use by describing a field­tested application in the area of logistics for debugging systems. The application we describe is a field­ tested scheduling/logistics system for Tankers

  18. Risk management in concurrent engineering in presence of intelligent agents

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    Fox, Mark S.

    Risk management in concurrent engineering in presence of intelligent agents Taner Bilgi describe how a specific facet of systems engineering (risks) can be managed for large, concurrent with risks. Risk management has three stages to it: 1. Risk assessment 2. Risk analysis 3. Risk handling Risk

  19. Coordination of Multiple Non-Holonomic Agents with Input Constraints

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    Loizou, Savvas G.

    -aircraft systems modeled as hybrid systems. With the advent of powerful formal verification tools, there has been with aircraft-like kinematic constraints. A model of a system of input-constrained non- holonomic agents by Belta et al. in [10]. In this paper, a discrete model of a system with input- constrained non

  20. Biosensor for Direct Determination of Organophosphate Nerve Agents Using

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    Chen, Wilfred

    Biosensor for Direct Determination of Organophosphate Nerve Agents Using Recombinant Escherichia coli with Surface-Expressed Organophosphorus Hydrolase. 2. Fiber-Optic Microbial Biosensor Ashok of California, Riverside, California 92521 A fiber-optic microbial biosensor suitable for direct mea- surement

  1. SOFTWARE AGENTS IN HANDLING ABNORMAL SITUATIONS IN INDUSTRIAL PLANTS

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    SOFTWARE AGENTS IN HANDLING ABNORMAL SITUATIONS IN INDUSTRIAL PLANTS Sami Syrjälä and Seppo Kuikka Institute of Automation and Control Department of Automation Tampere University of Technology. The abnormal situation handling in industrial plants is a challenging application area due to the complexity

  2. Real-Time Multi-Agent Support for Decentralized Management

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    Wedde, Horst F.

    " or deregulated markets. Our multi-agent system exhibits a very high robustness against power failures compared%. This allows for quite a stable planning of capacities, long-term pur- chases of fuel (coal, oil, nuclear reserve capacity that may never be used. In addition, market-based phenomena like after the deregulation

  3. ROBOT-DISCOVERER: A ROLE MODEL FOR ANY INTELLIGENT AGENT

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    Ras, Zbigniew W.

    to apply knowledge in many ways. As discovery is rarely a one-time event, this process continues through way to satisfy an expanded range of goals is to implement new com- ponents of the discovery processROBOT-DISCOVERER: A ROLE MODEL FOR ANY INTELLIGENT AGENT JAN M. _ZYTKOW Department of Computer

  4. Challenge Problem: Agent-Mediated Decentralized Information Mechanisms

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    Chen, Yiling

    , data degra- dation, and information aggregation; and (3) reputation mechanisms to address asymmetriesChallenge Problem: Agent-Mediated Decentralized Information Mechanisms David C. Parkes Division the opportunities, such as for data mining and collaborative filtering, and the dangers, such as for privacy abuse

  5. Voting in Cooperative Information Agent Scenarios: Use and Abuse

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    Lehmann, Daniel

    with its own set of fundamental questions (both the- oretical and applied). This distinctive blurringVoting in Cooperative Information Agent Scenarios: Use and Abuse Jeffrey S. Rosenschein Ariel D}@cs.huji.ac.il Abstract. Social choice theory can serve as an appropriate foundation upon which to build cooperative

  6. Genetic Programming and Multi-Agent Layered Learning by Reinforcements

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    , intermediate objective function for pairs of cooperating agents. We apply GP to optimize first for the intermediate, then for the team objective function, using the final population from the earlier GP, pair, and small group drills, resulting in a well- defined hierarchy of behaviors. Traditional GP

  7. Agents, Bookmarks and Clicks: A topical model of Web navigation

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    Ramasco, José Javier

    Agents, Bookmarks and Clicks: A topical model of Web navigation Mark R. Meiss1,3 Bruno Gonçalves1 has shown that the standard Markovian model of Web navigation is a poor predictor of actual Web traffic. Using empirical data, we characterize several properties of Web traffic that cannot be reproduced

  8. Requirements for a Policy-Enforceable Agent Architecture

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    Young, R. Michael

    . Emerging legislation that governs consumer privacy presents a de- sign challenge to multi-agent systems practices must be transparent and measurable to avoid prohibitive sanctions by regulators. Human interpret both HIPAA and the GLBA to establish guidelines or rules with specific rights and obligations

  9. Outcomes/Impacts Our Ag Agent established a monitoring system

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    Florida, University of

    Outcomes/Impacts · Our Ag Agent established a monitoring system and educational outreach to area farms to track and manage an emerging insect threat to county berry crops. · As a result of County preservation, nutrition and wellness as well as energy and housing and specific programs to meet the needs

  10. Genetic Programming to Learn an Agent's Monitoring Strategy *

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    of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003 Abstract Many tasks require an agent to monitor its environment, but little the literature on strategies for monitoring the environment is very sparse. The most common monitoring strategies state of the environment affect my monitoring strategy? etc.). We therefore use a learning algorithm

  11. Genetic Programming to Learn an Agent's Monitoring Strategy*

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    of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003 Abstract Many tasks require an agent to monitor its environment, but little the literature on strategies for monitoring the environment is very sparse. The most common monitoring strategies state of the environment affect my monitoring strategy? etc.). We therefore use a learning algorithm

  12. Incremental Biomedical Ontology Change Management through Learning Agents

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    Haarslev, Volker

    Incremental Biomedical Ontology Change Management through Learning Agents Arash Shaban change management methodologies is the over-reliance on human factors. Despite the advantages of human ontologies. This frame- work aims to assist and guide ontology engineers through the change manage- ment

  13. Time-dependent unidirectional communication in multi-agent systems

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    Luc Moreau

    2003-06-30

    We study a simple but compelling model of $n$ interacting agents via time-dependent, unidirectional communication. The model finds wide application in a variety of fields including synchronization, swarming and distributed decision making. In the model, each agent updates his current state based upon the current information received from other agents. Necessary and/or sufficient conditions for the convergence of the individual agents' states to a common value are presented, extending recent results reported in the literature. Unlike previous, related studies, the approach of the present paper does not rely on algebraic graph theory and is of a completely nonlinear nature. It is rather surprising that with these nonlinear tools, extensions may be obtained even for the linear cases discussed in the literature. The proof technique consists of a blend of graph-theoretic and system-theoretic tools integrated within a formal framework of set-valued Lyapunov theory and may be of independent interest. Further, it is also observed that more communication does not necessarily lead to better convergence and may eventually even lead to a loss of convergence, even for the simple models discussed in the present paper.

  14. Saturday's Auctions Suburb Address Type Price Result Agent

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    Peters, Richard

    Saturday's Auctions Suburb Address Type Price Result Agent Ascot Park 7 Joy St 2 br h N/A PN RW: 47 Number Reported Auctions: 30 Sold: 24 Withdrawn: N/A % Cleared: 80 % Total Sales: $11 Clearance Rate methodology please click here For a more comprehensive list of results covering all reported

  15. Creating an intelligent agent for StarCraft: Brood War

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    Ernst, Damien

    Creating an intelligent agent for StarCraft: Brood War University of Liège Faculty of Applied artificialintelligence (AI)? Video games Why real-time strategy (RTS) games? Introduction #12;StarCraft: Brood War a patrol unit #12;Implementation Chapter III #12;StarCraft is not open source! The Brood War Application

  16. Ensuring Robust Agent Control in Uncertain Environments \\Lambda

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    . Design­to­ Criteria is a soft real­time agent control process where schedules are built to meet dynamic to achieve the high­level goal is minimized. Design­to­Criteria (DTC) scheduling[13] is the soft real meets certain design criteria, such as real­time deadlines, cost limits, and quality preferences

  17. MATOURA: MULTI-AGENT TOURIST ADVISOR Constantin Halatsis1

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    Panagiotis, Stamatopoulos

    , for an integrated and friendly access to the relevant data. Thus, tourism infor- matics as well as other of the on-line computer ser- vices in the area of tourism has contributed signif- icantly to improving, a speci c application on tourism, called MaTourA (Multi-agent Tourist Advisor) 7, 6] is presented

  18. Planning partially for situated agents Paolo Mancarella1

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    Toni, Francesca

    Planning partially for situated agents Paolo Mancarella1 , Fariba Sadri2 , Giacomo Terreni1 the planning literature there has been a de- parture from approaches computing total plans for given goals, in favour of ap- proaches computing partial plans. Total plans can be seen as (partially ordered) sets

  19. Mobile Agents for WWW Distributed Database Access Stavros Papastavrou

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    Pitoura, Evaggelia

    ­ based DBMS client/server applications. However, the current commercial applet­based methodologies, lightweight, flexible, independent and portable Java DBMS client programs, with maximum performance. The proposed framework, called the ''DBMS­Aglet Framework'' utilizes the newest technology of mobile agents

  20. Agents in Decentralised Information Ecosystems: The DIET Approach

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    Tryfonopoulos, Christos

    Agents in Decentralised Information Ecosystems: The DIET Approach P. Marrow1 *, M. Koubarakis2 , R be through the concept of an information ecosystem. An information ecosystem is analogous to a natural ecosystem in which there are flows of materials and energy analogous to information flow between many

  1. Two Stock-Trading Agents: Market Making and Technical Analysis

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    Stone, Peter

    Two Stock-Trading Agents: Market Making and Technical Analysis Yi Feng, Ronggang Yu, Peter Stone://www.cs.utexas.edu/~{fengyi,ryu,pstone} Abstract. Evolving information technologies have brought computa- tional power and real-time facilities into the stock market. Automated stock trading draws much interest from both the #12;elds of computer sci- ence

  2. The 2001 Trading Agent Competition Michael P. Wellman

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stone, Peter

    in automating trading strategies. Based on a challenging market scenario in the domain of travel shopping in designing one's own, as well as in designing the market itself. Unfortunately, data about real-world trading, the competition presents agents with difficult issues in bidding strategy, market prediction, and resource

  3. Mechanism Design for Software Agents with Complete Information

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    O'Connell, Tom

    Mechanism Design for Software Agents with Complete Information Thomas C. O'Connell a,,1 Richard EDepartment of Computer Science, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY 12222 Abstract We investigate the mechanism design that arise in applying results from mechanism design to computational problems. In particular, our results

  4. Modeling civil violence: An agent-based computational approach

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    ," I do so advisedly, recognizing that no political or social order is represented in the model of revolutions properly speaking. The dynamics of decentralized upheaval, rather than its political substance Against Central Authority This model involves two categories of actors. ``Agents'' are members

  5. Relational Agents: A Model and Implementation of Building User Trust

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    Bickmore, Timothy

    ; essentially a passive strategy for relationship building. What these systems lack are explicit behaviorsRelational Agents: A Model and Implementation of Building User Trust Timothy Bickmore, Justine}@media.mit.edu ABSTRACT Building trust with users is crucial in a wide range of applications, such as advice

  6. Role-based and agent-oriented teamwork modeling 

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    Cao, Sen

    2005-11-01

    and for interpreting the knowledge of teamwork and then driving agents to interact with the domains. Psychological studies on teamwork have also shown that team members in an effective team often maintain shared mental models so that they can have mutual expectation...

  7. FUTURE POWER GRID INITIATIVE An Intelligent Agent Platform

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    FUTURE POWER GRID INITIATIVE VOLTTRONTM : An Intelligent Agent Platform for the Smart Grid Two-way Power Flows n Decentralized Control To Support Micro-Grids And Islanding n Enable Load, not developed past simulation, and/or do not fit the requirements of the power grid. VOLTTRON has become

  8. Aprendizaje Incremental en Sistemas Multi-Agente BDI

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    Guerra Hernández, Alejandro

    Aprendizaje Incremental en Sistemas Multi-Agente BDI Gustavo Ortiz Hern´andez Director de Tesis: Alejandro Guerra Hern´andez Tesis presentada para obtener el grado de Maestro en Inteligencia Artificial innumerable material de apoyo brindado, sin el cual no hubiera sido posible esta tesis. A la Dra. Cora Beatriz

  9. Agent-Based Computing Center on Social and Economic Dynamics

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    ­ `Computational economics' means numerical analysis of conventional (e.g., rational, equilibrium) models ­ `Computational finance' involves numerical solution of stochastic PDEs ­ `Computational game theory' involvesAgent-Based Computing in Economics Rob Axtell Center on Social and Economic Dynamics The Brookings

  10. W23 The Workshop on Multi-Agent Interaction Networks

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    Swarup, Samarth

    W23 ­ The Workshop on Multi-Agent Interaction Networks (MAIN 2013) Samarth Swarup (Virginia Tech, USA) Madhav Marathe (Virginia Tech, USA) Stephen Eubank (Virginia Tech, USA) Milind Tambe (University Committee Samarth Swarup, Virginia Tech, USA Madhav Marathe, Virginia Tech, USA Stephen Eubank

  11. Organized by Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent,

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    Furui, Sadaoki

    Research Collaboration Center, Tokyo Tech. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants on March 20, 2011Organized by Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent, Tokyo Institute of Technology Energy Agency (JAEA) Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Japan Chapter International Nuclear

  12. Semi-Cooperative Learning in Smart Grid Agents

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    Veloso, Manuela M.

    in an environment where customers operate in modern retail power markets and thus have a choice of intermediary brokers with whom they can contract to buy or sell power. In this setting, customers face a learning using Power TAC, an agent-based Smart Grid simulation platform and substantiate the value of autonomous

  13. Bisamide bisthiol compounds useful for making technetium radiodiagnostic renal agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1987-06-16

    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.

  14. Declarative & Procedural Goals in Intelligent Agent Systems Michael Winikoff

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    Padgham, Lin

    Science and Information Technology RMIT University Melbourne, Australia. winikoff@cs.rmit.edu.au LinDeclarative & Procedural Goals in Intelligent Agent Systems Michael Winikoff School of Computer is that of goals (Winikoff et al., 2001). Goals have two aspects: declarative, where a goal is a description

  15. Carbon nanotubes as photoacoustic molecular imaging agents in living mice

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    Khuri-Yakub, Butrus T. "Pierre"

    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

  16. Attention Based, Naive Strategies, for Guiding Intelligent Virtual Agents

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    Corran, Ruth

    communication be- tween the components Several studies have demonstrated that human's feelings towards virtualAttention Based, Naive Strategies, for Guiding Intelligent Virtual Agents Damien Clauzel1 , Claudia). It is composed of speech, animations, expressions and other actions. Any action in the script may be assigned

  17. Towards Modelling the research in Green IT with Agents

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    Lefèvre, Laurent

    ­ reliability Now: Green IT and new-Energy consumption ­ energy consumption awareness ­ interestingTowards Modelling the research in Green IT with Agents Christina Herzog, Jean-Marc Pierson, Laurent Lefevre #12;Page 2 Many questions There are many unanswered questions: · Why is Green IT important? What

  18. Modelling Electrical Car Diffusion Based on Agent Tao Zhang, 3

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    to include things like car parking charges, price of electrical car, energy awareness and word of mouth. In this paper we present a first case study related to the introduction of a new car park charging schemeModelling Electrical Car Diffusion Based on Agent 1 Lei Yu, ,2 Tao Zhang, 3 Siebers Peer-Ola, 4

  19. Rail Sensor Testbed Program: Active Agents in Containers for

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    Kansas, University of

    . Project Sponsor: Office of Naval Research Contract: N00014-07-1-1042 The University of Kansas Technical of the project, we have developed several data mining algorithms to enable intelligent agents to detect changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4. Data Mining Foundation of Anomaly Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks 10 4.1. Network

  20. Domain-dependent information gathering agent Aleksander Pivk*, Matjaz Gams

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    Pivk, Aleksander

    . To make things worse, the Internet is poorly structured, and disorganized (Lewis, 1999, and EMA (EMployment Agent), which performs employment and job related functions over the Internet. q 2002 extraction; Inductive learning; Wrapper 1. Introduction Internet services offer several advantages over

  1. Home Composting William T. Hlubik, Middlesex County Agricultural Agent; Jonathan Forsell, Former Essex County Agricultural Agent (deceased);

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    Rainforth, Emma C.

    Home Composting William T. Hlubik, Middlesex County Agricultural Agent; Jonathan Forsell, Former; and Mark Winokur, Former Program Assistant Fact sheet FS811 www.rce.rutgers.edu H H H H What is Composting? Composting is a natural process where organic materials decompose and are recycled into a dark, crumbly

  2. Problem Structure and Subproblem Sharing in MultiAgent Systems Dorothy L. Mammen and Victor R. Lesser \\Lambda

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    , lesserg@cs.umass.edu Abstract In multi­agent problem­solving systems in which agents work asynchronously­agent problem­solving simulator. Using these tools, we offer some empirical observations of the trade­ off paradigm. 1. Introduction In multi­agent problem­solving systems in which agents work asynchronously

  3. Tissue-based standoff biosensors for detecting chemical warfare agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Greenbaum, Elias; Sanders, Charlene A.

    2003-11-18

    A tissue-based, deployable, standoff air quality sensor for detecting the presence of at least one chemical or biological warfare agent, includes: a cell containing entrapped photosynthetic tissue, the cell adapted for analyzing photosynthetic activity of the entrapped photosynthetic tissue; means for introducing an air sample into the cell and contacting the air sample with the entrapped photosynthetic tissue; a fluorometer in operable relationship with the cell for measuring photosynthetic activity of the entrapped photosynthetic tissue; and transmitting means for transmitting analytical data generated by the fluorometer relating to the presence of at least one chemical or biological warfare agent in the air sample, the sensor adapted for deployment into a selected area.

  4. Automatic generation of communication and teamwork within multi-agent teams 

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    Biggers, Keith Edward

    2001-01-01

    Teamwork and communication are two important processes within multi-agent systems designed to act in a coherent and coordinated manner. Modeling teamwork involves interleaving steps within shared plans that will allow agents to work together towards...

  5. Design and Applications of an Intelligent Financial Reporting and Auditing Agent with Net Knowledge (FRAANK)

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    Srivastava, Rajendra P.; Bovee, Matthew; Kogan, Alexander; Nelson, Kay; Vasarhelyi, Miklos A.

    2002-01-01

    This paper discusses the use of intelligent Internet agents as essential tools for automating financial analysis functions in the virtual world. Several important characteristic features of intelligent agents are discussed, ...

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

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    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)

    2006-12-26

    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.

  7. Determination of Suppression Concentration for Clean Agents Exposed to a Continuously-Energized Heated Metal Surface'

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    Womeldorf, Carole

    Determination of Suppression Concentration for Clean Agents Exposed to a Continuously-Energized energized electrical equipment where the nonconductivity ofthe extinguishing agent is of importance. NFPA concentration under conditionswhere energized electrical equipment can not be disconnected from electrical

  8. Intelligence by design : principles of modularity and coordination for engineering complex adaptive agents

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    Bryson, Joanna Joy, 1965-

    2001-01-01

    All intelligence relies on search - for example, the search for an intelligent agent's next action. Search is only likely to succeed in resource-bounded agents if they have already been biased towards finding the right ...

  9. Optimal Mix of Penalties in a Principal-Agent Model under Different Institutional Arrangements

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    Earnhart, Dietrich H.

    2000-03-13

    This paper uses principal-agent theory to examine the optimal mix of monetary- and resource-based penalties in two institutional settings: a market economy and a centrally planned economy. In a centrally planned economy, an agent's wealth depends...

  10. Hierarchical decomposition of multi-agent Markov decision processes with application to health aware planning

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    Chen, Yu Fan, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01

    Multi-agent robotic systems have attracted the interests of both researchers and practitioners because they provide more capabilities and afford greater flexibility than single-agent systems. Coordination of individual ...

  11. Dynamic Agent Systems in the CoAX Binni 2002 Experiment 

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    Wark, S; Zschorn, A; Perugini, D; Tate, Austin; Beautement, P; Bradshaw, J M; Suri, N

    The goal of the international CoAX (Coalition Agents eXperiment) program was to demonstrate how agent systems could be used to provide agile and flexible command and control systems for coalition operations, and facilitate ...

  12. Roadmap-Based Techniques for Modeling Group Behaviors in Multi-Agent Systems 

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    Rodriguez, Samuel Oscar

    2012-07-16

    Simulating large numbers of agents, performing complex behaviors in realistic environments is a difficult problem with applications in robotics, computer graphics and animation. A multi-agent system can be a useful tool ...

  13. Social Reasoning in Multi-Agent Systems with the Expectation-Strategy-Behaviour Framework 

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    Wallace, Iain Andrew

    2010-01-01

    Multi-agent Systems (MAS) provide an increasingly relevant field of research due to their many applications to modelling real world situations where the behaviour of many individual, self-motivated, agents must be reasoned ...

  14. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-243 Effect of Fungicides and Biocontrol Agents on

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    General Technical Report PSW-GTR-243 166 Effect of Fungicides and Biocontrol Agents on Inoculum was to evaluate the activity of foliar applied fungicides and biocontrol agents to inhibit sporulation and reduce

  15. A Potentiometric Microbial Biosensor for Direct Determination of Organophosphate Nerve Agents

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    Chen, Wilfred

    A Potentiometric Microbial Biosensor for Direct Determination of Organophosphate Nerve Agents Ashok microbial biosensor for the direct measurement of organophosphate (OP) nerve agents was developed stimulated the devel- opment of technologies for effective treatment (detoxification/ disposal

  16. Deactivating Chemical Agents Using Enzyme-Coated Nanofibers Formed by Electrospinning

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    Cincinnati, University of

    Deactivating Chemical Agents Using Enzyme-Coated Nanofibers Formed by Electrospinning D. Han, S Development and Engineering Center, Natick, Massachusetts, United States ABSTRACT: The coaxial electrospinning the potential to provide enhanced protection from chemical agents. Electrospinning is a versatile technique

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    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 RSA Web Agent for IIS versions...

  18. Mobile Agents for Pervasive Computing Using a Novel Method of Message Passing

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    Záruba, Gergely

    devices throughout an individual's working and living environment. Mobile agents are software entities needed. Ubiquitous entities refer to small, mobile computing devices like handhelds, portable in a pervasive computing environment for ubiquitous devices. The prototype design of the mobile agent

  19. Implementation of scheduling agents for the R-shell real-time environment 

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    Herdejurgen, Michael Seann

    1993-01-01

    resource guarantee, the scheduling agent must ensure that the resource requirements are no( exceeded. If any requirement, such as CPU time or memory used, is exceeded, then the procedure is aborted. In order to abort a procedure, the scheduling agent...

  20. Carbonyl sulfide: potential agent of atmospheric sulfur corrosion

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Graedel, T.E.; Kammlott, G.W.; Franey, J.P.

    1981-05-08

    Laboratory exposure experiments demonstrate that carbonyl sulfide in wet air corrodes copper at 22/sup 0/C at a rate that is approximately linear with total exposure (the product of exposure time and carbonyl sulfide concentration). The corrosion rate is similar to that of hydrogen sulfide, a widely recognized corrodant. The much greater average atmospheric abundance of carbonyl sulfide compared with that of hydrogen sulfide or sulfur dioxide suggests that carbonyl sulfide may be a major agent of atmospheric sulfur corrosion.

  1. An Agent Based Simulation of Smart Metering Technology Adoption

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    Zhang, Tao; Nuttall, William J.

    simultaneously), micro-hydro, micro-wind and photovoltaics. The benefits of wind, solar and hydro micro-generation are the zero fuel cost and that the technologies are carbon free. The development of micro-generation can potentially produce a third of a... /behavioural theory. The paper is comprised of six sections. The second section describes smart metering technology and its current situation of adoption. The third section describes our agent-based simulation model of smart metering technology adoption...

  2. Calibrating Building Energy Models Using Supercomputer Trained Machine Learning Agents

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    Sanyal, Jibonananda [ORNL] [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL] [ORNL; Edwards, Richard [ORNL] [ORNL; Parker, Lynne Edwards [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    Building Energy Modeling (BEM) is an approach to model the energy usage in buildings for design and retrofit purposes. EnergyPlus is the flagship Department of Energy software that performs BEM for different types of buildings. The input to EnergyPlus can often extend in the order of a few thousand parameters which have to be calibrated manually by an expert for realistic energy modeling. This makes it challenging and expensive thereby making building energy modeling unfeasible for smaller projects. In this paper, we describe the Autotune research which employs machine learning algorithms to generate agents for the different kinds of standard reference buildings in the U.S. building stock. The parametric space and the variety of building locations and types make this a challenging computational problem necessitating the use of supercomputers. Millions of EnergyPlus simulations are run on supercomputers which are subsequently used to train machine learning algorithms to generate agents. These agents, once created, can then run in a fraction of the time thereby allowing cost-effective calibration of building models.

  3. Mercury removal in utility wet scrubber using a chelating agent

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Amrhein, Gerald T. (Louisville, OH)

    2001-01-01

    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.

  4. Resilient Control System Execution Agent (ReCoSEA)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Craig G. Rieger; Kris Villez

    2012-08-01

    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.

  5. Multiple Negotiations among Agents for a Distributed Meeting Scheduler Toramatsu SHINTANI Takayuki ITO Katia SYCARA

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    - erence of an user, we employ a decision hierarchy based on MAUT[2]. Each agent keeps an user's decision

  6. Methods to radiolabel natural organic matter by reduction with hydrogen labeled reducing agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Tinnacher, Ruth M.; Honeyman, Bruce D.

    2011-10-18

    Methods to radiolabel natural organic matter by reduction with a hydrogen labeled reducing agent, and compositions, are provided.

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Two vulnerabilities were reported in HP Operations Agent. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system

  8. Using Artificial Physics to Control Agents William M. Spears and Diana F. Gordon

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    of this research is the distributed control of agents that range in scale from neurons, nanobots, or micro

  9. PagePrompter: An Intelligent Agent for Web Navigation Created Using Data Mining Techniques

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    Regina, University of

    1 PagePrompter: An Intelligent Agent for Web Navigation Created Using Data Mining Techniques Y.Y. Yao, H.J. Hamilton, and Xuewei Wang Abstract: Creating an intelligent agent for web navigation, which is an agent that dynam- ically gives recommendations to a web site's users by learning from web usage mining

  10. Desiderata for Agent Communication Languages James May eld Yannis Labrou Tim Finin

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    Finin, Tim

    sharing among agents. KQML is de- scribed and evaluated as an agent communication language relative, and the This work was supported in part by the Air Force O ce of Scienti c Research under contract F49620 92 J 0174. A communityof intelligent agents can address the rst two of the problems mentioned above. When we de- scribe

  11. An Agent Design for Repeated Negotiation and Information Revelation with People

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    Kraus, Sarit

    and agents re- peatedly negotiate over scarce resources, there is incomplete information about compromising the individual gains of agents. This paper presents a novel agent design for re- peated. INTRODUCTION In many negotiation settings, participants lack informa- tion about each other's resources

  12. GIS and Spatial Agent-Based Model Simulations for Sustainable Development

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    George Mason University

    1 GIS and Spatial Agent-Based Model Simulations for Sustainable Development Claudio Cioffi-Revilla1 and climate. This paper explains the needs and demand for GIS in these types of agent-based models with GIS for representing spatial features. Keywords: geographic information systems (GIS), spatial agent

  13. Output Synchronization of Multi-Agent Systems with Event-Driven Communication: Communication Delay and

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Output Synchronization of Multi-Agent Systems with Event-Driven Communication: Communication Delay-Agent Systems with Event-Driven Communication: Communication Delay and Signal Quantization Han Yu, Student is an important extension of applying event-driven communication to control of multi-agent systems, especially

  14. Evolution of the spectral properties of a visual agent receptor Achim Liese Daniel Polani

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    Polani, Daniel

    in the simulated world, called lamps. If an agent is close enough to a lamp, its life energy is re­ plenished at a certain rate. The life energy balance of an agent and thus its life span depends on the available sensor. The present exper­ iments show that the GA is able to find a balance between sensor costs and agent per

  15. AGENT-BASED SIMULATION OF PRODUCT INNOVATION: MODULARITY, COMPLEXITY AND DIVERSITY

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    1 AGENT-BASED SIMULATION OF PRODUCT INNOVATION: MODULARITY, COMPLEXITY AND DIVERSITY S.H. CHEN The importance of modularity in product innovation is analyzed in this paper. Through simulations with an agent an agent-based model to simulate the evolution of product innovation by growing it from bottom up

  16. An Architecture of a Multi-Agent System for SCADA -dealing with uncertainty, plans and actions

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    Liu, Weiru

    An Architecture of a Multi-Agent System for SCADA - dealing with uncertainty, plans and actions.loughlin@ecit.qub.ac.uk Keywords: Autonomous Agents, Multi-agent Systems, Sensors, SCADA, Uncertainty, Plans, Actions, Fusion in traditional SCADA systems deployed in critical environments such as electrical power generation, transmission

  17. A Practical Agent Programming Language Mehdi Dastani and John-Jules Ch. Meyer

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    Dastani, Mehdi

    A Practical Agent Programming Language Mehdi Dastani and John-Jules Ch. Meyer Utrecht University-based agent- oriented programming language. It proposes an alternative by presenting the syn- tax and semantics of a programming language, called 2APL (A Practical Agent Programming Language). This programming

  18. Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks? How Older Adults Perceive Embodied Agents

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    Theune, Mariët

    Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks? How Older Adults Perceive Embodied Agents Mariët Theune In this experiment we investigate how older adults perceive an embodied agent as compared to younger people in the context of an information giving task. Our results show that older adults found the agent less friendly

  19. Successful spread of a biocontrol agent reveals a biosecurity failure: elucidating long distance invasion pathways

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    Hoddle, Mark S.

    Successful spread of a biocontrol agent reveals a biosecurity failure: elucidating long distance to successful invasion. In this study, the dispersal of a classical biological control agent, the mymarid egg. Survey results suggest that invasive orga- nisms, like deliberately released biological control agents

  20. ECOS Inquiries Series -University of Montana Investigating Use of Biocontrol Agents

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    Brewer, Carol

    1 ECOS Inquiries Series - University of Montana Investigating Use of Biocontrol Agents to Control-12 PROGRAM #12;2 ECOS Inquiries Series - University of Montana Investigating Use of Biocontrol Agents OF BIOCONTROL AGENTS TO CONTROL SPOTTED KNAPWEED 3) GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: a) Inquiry Questions: i

  1. Optimal release strategies for biological control agents: an application of stochastic dynamic programming to

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    Queensland, University of

    of releases), given constraints on time and the number of biocontrol agents available. By modelling within of pests and weeds. Biological control involves introducing natural enemies, biocontrol agents, to help decide what factors might assist the establish- ment of biocontrol agents, although some guidelines do

  2. Management of Mobile Agent Systems using Social Insect Metaphors Tony White1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    This paper concerns itself with the management of software agents moving throughout a network for the purposeManagement of Mobile Agent Systems using Social Insect Metaphors Tony White1 , Bernard Pagurek2@scs.carleton.ca, bernie@sce.carleton.ca, deugo@scs.carleton.ca} Abstract The management of mobile agent systems that solve

  3. IMPLEMENTING ALLIANCE IN NETWORKED ROBOTS USING MOBILE AGENTS Liam Cragg and Huosheng Hu

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    Hu, Huosheng

    IMPLEMENTING ALLIANCE IN NETWORKED ROBOTS USING MOBILE AGENTS Liam Cragg and Huosheng Hu Department this through a mobile agent implementation of the ALLIANCE architecture in multiple networked robots. Copyright © 2004 IFAC Keywords: Networked Multi-Robots, Mobile Agents, Fault Tolerance, ALLIANCE Architecture. 1

  4. Mobile Agent Software Applied in Maintenance Scheduling X. Xu M. Kezunovic

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    Mobile Agent Software Applied in Maintenance Scheduling X. Xu M. Kezunovic Department of Electrical different entities is required. In this paper, the mobile agent software is applied in the facility consuming and error-prone. The Concordia mobile agent software provides a flexible framework for mobile

  5. The EvacSim Pedestrian Evacuation Agent Model: Development and Validation Sen g Murphy12

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    Sreenan, Cormac J.

    The EvacSim Pedestrian Evacuation Agent Model: Development and Validation Seán Óg Murphy12.brown@cs.ucc.ie, cjs@cs.ucc.ie Keywords: evacuation simulation, model evaluation, pedestrian, emergency, real time Abstract EvacSim is a multi-agent building evacuation simulation featuring pedestrian occupant agents

  6. Hierarchical Agent Interface for Animation Armin Bruderlin and Sidney Fels and Silvio Esser and Kenji Mase

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    British Columbia, University of

    the domain of animating human- like agents in a virtual world. Keywords: intelligent agents, creative processHierarchical Agent Interface for Animation Armin Bruderlin and Sidney Fels and Silvio Esser hierarchy. In this paper, we argue that this multilevel hierarchy is a convenient way to create a human

  7. Learning Curve: Analysis of an Agent Pricing Strategy Under Varying Conditions

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    in employing these real-time agents is understanding the costs and benefits to different agent pricingLearning Curve: Analysis of an Agent Pricing Strategy Under Varying Conditions Joan Morris, Pattie@cs.brown.edu Abstract - By employing dynamic pricing, the act of changing prices over time within a marketplace, sellers

  8. Cloud-Based Optimization: A Quasi-Decentralized Approach to Multi-Agent Coordination

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    Egerstedt, Magnus

    Cloud-Based Optimization: A Quasi-Decentralized Approach to Multi-Agent Coordination M.T. Hale and global information that is available as multi-agent systems connect over the cloud. We present a novel architecture for multi-agent coordination where the cloud is assumed to be able to gather information from all

  9. Distributed Network Monitoring using Mobile Agents Paradigm Farhad Kamangar, David Levine, Gergely V. Zruba, and Navakiran Chitturi

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    Záruba, Gergely

    , servers and management agents. The network management load is equally distributed between managers monitoring and management has been done using predominantly centralized techniques. Mobile agents have been, Network Management, Mobile Agent, Java, Distributed, Dynamic, Network Modeling, Fault

  10. Investigation of oil recovery improvement by coupling an interfacial tension agent and a mobility control agent in light oil reservoirs. Technical progress report, October--December 1994

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Pitts, M.J.

    1994-01-01

    The study will investigate two major areas concerning co-injecting an interfacial tension reduction agent(s) and a mobility control agent into petroleum reservoirs. The first will consist of defining the mechanisms of interaction of an alkaline agent, a surfactant, and a polymer on a fluid-fluid and a fluid-rock basis. The second is the improvement of the economics of the combined technology. This report examines effect of rock type on oil recovery by an alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions. This report also begins a series of evaluations to improve the economics of alkaline-surfactant-polymer oil recovery.

  11. EXPLORACIONES SOBRE EL SOPORTE MULTI-AGENTE BDI EN EL PROCESO DE DESCUBRIMIENTO DE CONOCIMIENTO EN BASES DE DATOS

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    Guerra Hernández, Alejandro

    metodolog´ia, mientra que el desa- rrollo lo realizamos en el lenguaje de programaci´on de agentes Agent

  12. APHIS Plant Pathogens, HHS Select Infectious Agents, and USDA High Consequence Livestock Pathogens or Toxins 1. African horse sickness virus

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    . Mycoplasma capricolum / M. F38 / M. mycoides capri (contagious caprine pleuropneumonia agent) u 14. Mycoplasma mycoides mycoides (contagious bovine pleuropneumonia agent) u 15. Ralstonia solanacearum race 3

  13. Towards engineering hormone-binding globulins as drug delivery agents

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    Chan, Wee Lee; Zhou, Aiwu; Read, Randy J.

    2014-11-26

    (2014) Towards Engineering Hormone-Binding Globulins as Drug Delivery Agents. PLoS ONE 9(11): e113402. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0113402 Editor: Ashley M. Buckle, Monash University, Australia Received: June 10, 2014 Accepted: October 24, 2014 Published... stock solution was prepared by dissolving lyophilised cortisol (Sigma Aldrich) in 80% ethanol to make a 500 mM solution, which was then diluted with water to make solutions of 20, 40 and 80 mM, with water being used as a negative control. Aliquots...

  14. LEXSYS: Architecture and Implication for Intelligent Agent systems

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    Robert, Charles A B

    2010-01-01

    LEXSYS, (Legume Expert System) was a project conceived at IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) Ibadan Nigeria. It was initiated by the COMBS (Collaborative Group on Maize-Based Systems Research in the 1990. It was meant for a general framework for characterizing on-farm testing for technology design for sustainable cereal-based cropping system. LEXSYS is not a true expert system as the name would imply, but simply a user-friendly information system. This work is an attempt to give a formal representation of the existing system and then present areas where intelligent agent can be applied.

  15. NISAC Agent-Based Laboratory for Economics | NISAC

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMass map shines light on771/6/14 Contact: Janet Lambert4NIEHS REPORTNISACNISAC Agent-Based

  16. From HumanFrom Human--Subject Experiments ToSubject Experiments To ComputationalComputational--Agent ExperimentsAgent Experiments

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    1 From HumanFrom Human--Subject Experiments ToSubject Experiments To Computational: ACE Electricity Market ACE Human-Subject (HS) Experiments Proof-of-Concept Proposal (GMUComputational--Agent ExperimentsAgent Experiments (And Everything In Between)(And Everything In Between) New Directions, IESA

  17. From HumanFrom Human--Subject Experiments ToSubject Experiments To ComputationalComputational--Agent ExperimentsAgent Experiments

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    1 From HumanFrom Human--Subject Experiments ToSubject Experiments To Computational Experiments - 100% human 100% computational agents What is Agent-based Comp Econ (ACE)? - 100% computational://www.econ.iastate.edu/tesfatsi/aexper.htm #12;3 Spectrum of Possible Experiments 100% human Humans with computer access Human

  18. TAGA: Trading Agent Competition in Agentcities1 Travel Agent Game in Agentcities (TAGA) is a framework that extends and enhances the Trading

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    Finin, Tim

    for customers. TAC trading agents operate within a travel market scenario, buying and selling goods to best serve their given travel clients. TAC is designed to promote and encourage research in markets involving) is a framework that extends and enhances the Trading Agent Competition (TAC) scenario to work in Agentcities

  19. 1. (a) Why are DNA-targeted drugs largely used as anticancer agents and not as, say, antibacterial or antifungal agents?

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    Gates, Kent. S.

    CHEM 4170 Homework 4 1. (a) Why are DNA-targeted drugs largely used as anticancer agents and not as, say, antibacterial or antifungal agents? (b) Provide an explanation for how anticancer drugs can-damaging drugs mentioned in Question 1). (b) However, some medicinal chemists believe that these compounds

  20. Agent Development Support for Tcl R. Scott Cost, Ian Soboro , Jeegar Lakhani, Tim Finin, Ethan Miller and Charles Nicholas

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    Finin, Tim

    Tcl-based solutions to agent issues, such as AgentTcl 2] and Tacoma 3] have emphasized security strings which have no prede ned syntax. In Tacoma, agents must meet in order to communicate. Others- port for higher level languages. TKQML bridges this gap. The CARROT project (Co-operative Agent- based

  1. A versatile clearing agent for multi-modal brain imaging

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    Costantini, Irene; Di Giovanna, Antonino Paolo; Mascaro, Anna Letizia Allegra; Silvestri, Ludovico; Müllenbroich, Marie Caroline; Onofri, Leonardo; Conti, Valerio; Vanzi, Francesco; Sacconi, Leonardo; Guerrini, Renzo; Markram, Henry; Iannello, Giulio; Pavone, Francesco Saverio

    2015-01-01

    Extensive mapping of neuronal connections in the central nervous system requires high-throughput um-scale imaging of large volumes. In recent years, different approaches have been developed to overcome the limitations due to tissue light scattering. These methods are generally developed to improve the performance of a specific imaging modality, thus limiting comprehensive neuroanatomical exploration by multimodal optical techniques. Here, we introduce a versatile brain clearing agent (2,2'-thiodiethanol; TDE) suitable for various applications and imaging techniques. TDE is cost-efficient, water-soluble and low-viscous and, more importantly, it preserves fluorescence, is compatible with immunostaining and does not cause deformations at sub-cellular level. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this method in different applications: in fixed samples by imaging a whole mouse hippocampus with serial two-photon tomography; in combination with CLARITY by reconstructing an entire mouse brain with light sheet microscopy...

  2. Agent-based mapping of credit risk for sustainable microfinance

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    Lee, Joung-Hun; Podobnik, Boris; Iwasa, Yoh

    2015-01-01

    Inspired by recent ideas on how the analysis of complex financial risks can benefit from analogies with independent research areas, we propose an unorthodox framework for mapping microfinance credit risk---a major obstacle to the sustainability of lenders outreaching to the poor. Specifically, using the elements of network theory, we constructed an agent-based model that obeys the stylised rules of microfinance industry. We found that in a deteriorating economic environment confounded with adverse selection, a form of latent moral hazard may cause a regime shift from a high to a low loan repayment probability. An after-the-fact recovery, when possible, required the economic environment to improve beyond that which led to the shift in the first place. These findings suggest a small set of measurable quantities for mapping microfinance credit risk and, consequently, for balancing the requirements to reasonably price loans and to operate on a fully self-financed basis. We illustrate how the proposed mapping work...

  3. Engineered plant biomass particles coated with biological agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dooley, James H.; Lanning, David N.

    2014-06-24

    Plant biomass particles coated with a biological agent such as a bacterium or seed, characterized by a length dimension (L) aligned substantially parallel to a grain direction and defining a substantially uniform distance along the grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) normal to W and L. In particular, the L.times.H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel side surfaces characterized by substantially intact longitudinally arrayed fibers, the W.times.H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel end surfaces characterized by crosscut fibers and end checking between fibers, and the L.times.W dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel top and bottom surfaces.

  4. Engineered plant biomass particles coated with bioactive agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dooley, James H; Lanning, David N

    2013-07-30

    Plant biomass particles coated with a bioactive agent such as a fertilizer or pesticide, characterized by a length dimension (L) aligned substantially parallel to a grain direction and defining a substantially uniform distance along the grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) normal to W and L. In particular, the L.times.H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel side surfaces characterized by substantially intact longitudinally arrayed fibers, the W.times.H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel end surfaces characterized by crosscut fibers and end checking between fibers, and the L.times.W dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel top and bottom surfaces.

  5. Determining the role of follicular dendritic cells in TSE agent neuroinvasion 

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    McCulloch, Laura

    2011-11-25

    Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), such as scrapie and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are infectious, fatal, neurodegenerative diseases. Following peripheral infection TSE agents usually accumulate in ...

  6. T-560: Cisco Security Advisory: Management Center for Cisco Security Agent Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Management Center for Cisco Security Agent is affected by a vulnerability that may allow an unauthenticated attacker to perform remote code execution on the affected device.

  7. Imperfect Commitment and the Revelation Principle: the Multi-Agent Case with Transferable Utility

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    Evans, Robert

    -Agent Case with Transferable Utility Robert Evans1 and Sönje Reiche2 May 30, 2007 Abstract Bester and Strausz (2000) showed that the revelation principle of Bester and Strausz (2001) does not apply in a setting of many agents and no com- mitment... (y) + t j.4 A mechanism ? speci?es a ?nite message space M = fm1; :::;mHg for 3The set-up can be extended to n agents, only one of whom has private information. 4We assume that parties? valuation of money is una¤ected by agent 1?s type...

  8. European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programming and Computing, EuroPLoP'98 The Agent Pattern for Mobile Agent Systems

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    da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

    policy, providing distribution, security and persistence transparency. Furthermore, this paper presents field, are mostly on knowledge representation, cooperation/collaboration definition models, and agent specifically a restricted number of application-families. On the other hand, ORBs are more flexible

  9. WAP Memorandum 014: Feedback on Draft Multifamily and Rental WPNs |

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematics AndBeryllium Disease |RecordsDepartmentDepartment ofEnergy FuelVoluntary

  10. Optimal Resource Rental Planning for Elastic Applications in Cloud Market

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    Fang, Yuguang "Michael"

    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University for production purpose. For example, utilizing cluster or grid computing facilities, scientists are able to run large-scale weather forecast models with a large amount of data generated from the most advanced

  11. Overcoming barriers to energy efficiency for rental housing

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    Williams, Beth E. (Beth Ellen)

    2008-01-01

    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 ...

  12. Dynamic incentive scheme for rental vehicle fleet management

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    Zhou, SiZhi

    2012-01-01

    Mobility on Demand is a new transportation paradigm aimed to provide sustainable transportation in urban settings with a fleet of electric vehicles. Usage scenarios prpopsed by Mobility on Demand systems must allow one-way ...

  13. OpenEI Community - Global Power Rental Market

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPI VenturesNewSt.Information OlindaOnslow County,OpTICOpenBarter Jump

  14. OpenEI Community - Power Rental Market Analysis

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPI VenturesNewSt.Information OlindaOnslow County,OpTICOpenBarter Jump

  15. OpenEI Community - Power Rental Market Forecast

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPI VenturesNewSt.Information OlindaOnslow County,OpTICOpenBarter Jump

  16. OpenEI Community - Power Rental Market Size

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  17. OpenEI Community - Power Rental Market Trends

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  18. Power Rental Market Analysis | OpenEI Community

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsourceII JumpQuarterly SmartDB-2, BluePoulsen Hybrid, LLC Jump to:Ecalene

  19. Power Rental Market Forecast | OpenEI Community

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  20. Power Rental Market Size | OpenEI Community

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  1. Power Rental Market Trends | OpenEI Community

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsourceII JumpQuarterly SmartDB-2, BluePoulsen Hybrid, LLC Jump to:Ecalene

  2. REAL ESTATE & EQUIPMENT LEASING / RENTAL CALIFORNIA LAWRENCE BERKELEY LAB

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested PartiesBuildingBudget ||Department of Energy52Building OwnersREAL ESTATE

  3. WEATHERIZATION OF RENTAL UNITS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Administration

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OF APPLICABLEStatutoryinEnableVisualizationcoloringWEATHERIZATION ANNUAL

  4. Impact of environmental dynamics on economic evolution: A stylized agent-based policy analysis

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    Eiben, A.E. "Guszti"

    Impact of environmental dynamics on economic evolution: A stylized agent-based policy analysis., Impact of environmental dynamics on economic evolution: A stylized agent- based policy analysis, Technol different types of environmental dynamics call for distinct behav- ioral interaction, and how a policy maker

  5. STRIPS Planning with Modular Behavior Selection Networks for Smart Home Agents

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    Cho, Sung-Bae

    at home such as cameras, temperature sensors and light sensors, and generate agent behaviors appropriateSTRIPS Planning with Modular Behavior Selection Networks for Smart Home Agents Kyon-Mo Yang Dept Science Yonsei University Seoul, Korea sbcho@yonsei.ac.kr Abstract--A smart home has highly advanced

  6. Harbingers and agents of global warming The rapid retreat of mountain glaciers makes them an

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    Berthier, Etienne

    Harbingers and agents of global warming The rapid retreat of mountain glaciers makes them of the many reasons why we should keep a close eye on these harbingers and agents of global warming. Our one-third (approx. 1 mm/year) to the total rise in the global mean sea level of 3 mm/year. Locally

  7. CAMLE: A Caste-Centric Agent-Oriented Modeling Language and Environment Lijun Shan Hong Zhu

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    Zhu, Hong

    CAMLE: A Caste-Centric Agent-Oriented Modeling Language and Environment Lijun Shan Hong Zhu specification language SLABS. It is caste-centric because the notion of caste plays the central role in its methodology. Caste is the classifier of agents in our language. It allows multiple and dynamic classifications

  8. Mobile Agent Gain Scheduler Control in Inter-Continental Intelligent Space

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    Chow, Mo-Yuen

    other to provide intelligent services to inhabitants [1, 3]. The mobile agents have sensors andMobile Agent Gain Scheduler Control in Inter-Continental Intelligent Space Rangsarit - Intelligent Space (iSpace) is a space (room, corridor, or street), which has distributed sensory and mobile

  9. Health Monitoring in an Agent-Based Smart Home by Activity Prediction

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    Cook, Diane J.

    Health Monitoring in an Agent-Based Smart Home by Activity Prediction Sajal K. Das and Diane J objective of this paper is to investigate techniques for using agent-based smart home technologies-based smart home project funded by NSF. 1 Introduction and Motivation We live in an increasingly connected

  10. A periphery of Pogamut: from bots to agents and back Jakub Gemrot, Cyril Brom, Toms Plch

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    Brom, Cyril

    . This paper also reviews Pogamut, which the researcher can utilise. Keywords. videogames, agents, action (AI) for videogames seems to have caught second wind [1]. Results achieved in disciplines and approaches to known problems. Can knowledge accumulated by the multi-agent systems (MAS) community during

  11. Agent-based modeling of human decision-making behavior within Spatial Decision Support Systems

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    Sengupta, Raja

    on modeling humans as spatial "agents" that impact the landscape in some fashion. For example, considerable characteristics of the individual, such as age and income, and spatial characteristics of their land holdings for a period of ten years. Modeling Farmers as Agents Traditionally, neoclassical economic theories and profit-maximizing

  12. Path Analysis Models of an Autonomous Agent in a Complex Environment

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    populated by autonomous agents. It is a simulation of forest fires in Yellowstone National Park will present descriptive, predictive and causal models of the behavior of agents that fight simulated forest fires. We will describe the shortcomings of descriptive and predictive models, and summarize path

  13. On the Identification of Agents in the Design of Production Control Systems

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    Woolridge, Mike

    possible scenarios and changes that the system will encounter: agents automatically adapt to changing production processes (such as engine assembly or car painting) will still require a major engineering effort. Such an engineering effort has to move agents out of the laboratory and into the planning teams designing

  14. Identification and characterization of agent for reductive dechlorination in mixtures of ferrous iron and Portland cement 

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    Ko, Sae Bom

    2001-01-01

    were conducted to identify a potential active agent in a mixture of Fe(II) and Portland cement extract (PCX). Results of XRD analysis indicated that a potential active agent is likely to be green rust chloride, which is a layered Fe(II)/Fe(III...

  15. Aalborg Universitet Agent-based distributed hierarchical control of dc microgrid systems

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Aalborg Universitet Agent-based distributed hierarchical control of dc microgrid systems Meng, J. M., & Dragicevic, T. (2014). Agent-based distributed hierarchical control of dc microgrid systems-BASED DISTRIBUTED HIERARCHICAL CONTROL OF DC MICROGRID SYSTEMS Lexuan Meng, Tomislav Dragicevic, Josep M. Guerrero

  16. Map Construction and Exploration by Mobile Agents Scattered in a Dangerous Network

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    Santoro, Nicola

    Map Construction and Exploration by Mobile Agents Scattered in a Dangerous Network Paola Flocchini throughout the graph. The problem is further complicated by dangerous elements, nodes and links, in the graph of the network, nodes and links, are unsafe [5­8, 11­19, 23, 24]. The danger is considerable: any agent arriving

  17. Active and Passive Learning in Agent-based Financial Markets Blake LeBaron

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Active and Passive Learning in Agent-based Financial Markets Blake LeBaron International Business of learning which are present in most agent-based financial markets. First, passive learning refers to a form active and passive learning dynamics. I will define and argue that both these forms of learning

  18. Artificial Markets and Intelligent Agents S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1995)

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    Poggio, Tomaso

    1995-01-01

    Artificial Markets and Intelligent Agents by Tung Chan S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arthur C. Smith Chairman, Departmental Committee on Graduate Students #12;#12;Artificial Markets and Intelligent Agents by Tung Chan Submitted to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  19. Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications to Sophisticated Control in TMS Agents

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    Raja, Anita

    /scheduler used to control TÆMS agents is the Design-to-Criteria (DTC) agent scheduler. Design-to-Criteria that describe alternate ways to achieve tasks and subtasks. Recent advances in Design-to-Criteria control and the incorporation of uncertainty in the scheduling process. As we show, the use of uncertainty in TÆMS and Design-to-Criteria

  20. How to Make Your Planner Rude and Other Issues in MultiAgent Planning

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    Gratch, Jonathan

    How to Make Your Planner Rude and Other Issues in Multi­Agent Planning Jonathan Gratch University@isi.edu Abstract This article presents an extension to classical planning techniques that facilitates their use in dynamic multi­agent domains. The approach augments an integrated model of plan generation, execution

  1. ARMS: An agent-based resource management system for grid computing

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    Jarvis, Stephen

    135 ARMS: An agent-based resource management system for grid computing Junwei Caoa, Stephen A be addressed. In this work an agent-based resource management system, ARMS, is implemented for grid computing the detailed analysis of an application and also as input to resource scheduling systems; this performance data

  2. Linking agent-based models and stochastic models of financial markets

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    Li, Baowen

    Linking agent-based models and stochastic models of financial markets Ling Fenga,b,c,1 , Baowen Lia evidence documenting the behavior of traders, we construct an agent-based model to quantitatively market data rather than from statistical fitting. complex systems power law scaling laws Modeling price

  3. A Multi-Agent-Based Collaborative Framework for a Self-Managing Structural Health Monitoring System

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stanford University

    1/38 A Multi-Agent-Based Collaborative Framework for a Self-Managing Structural Health Monitoring, efficiency, fault-tolerance and robustness of the system for structural health monitoring applications. This research has demonstrated a practical adoption of a multi-agent-based structural health monitoring system

  4. Camera-based Observation of Football Games for Analyzing Multi-agent Activities

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Camera-based Observation of Football Games for Analyzing Multi-agent Activities Michael Beetz beetz-based observation system for foot- ball games that is used for the automatic analysis of football games and challenging domain in the multi-agent com- munity is football -- in particular in the context of the Robo

  5. An agent-based model to study market penetration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

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    Vermont, University of

    An agent-based model to study market penetration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles Margaret J 2011 Available online 29 April 2011 Keywords: Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles Market penetration Agent vehicle (PHEV) market penetration. The model accounts for spatial and social effects (including threshold

  6. Learning Curve: Analysis of an Agent Pricing Strategy Under Varying Conditions

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    Greenwald, Amy

    . This paper addresses these issues by presenting a market simulator designed for analyzing agent pricing the Learning Curve Simulator, is designed for testing agent pricing strategies under varied market conditions], we analyzed the effectiveness of two different pricing strategies within a specific market scenario

  7. Detecting Turning Points of Trading Price and Return Volatility for Market Surveillance Agents

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    Cao, Longbing

    Trading agent concept is very useful for trading strategy design and market mechanism design for trading strategy design and market mechanism design [2]. Besides that, we are also particularly interestedDetecting Turning Points of Trading Price and Return Volatility for Market Surveillance Agents

  8. Operating System Support for Mobile Agents Dag Johansen Robbert van Renesse Fred B. Schneider

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    Schneider, Fred B.

    York Ithaca, New York Norway U.S.A. U.S.A. Abstract The TACOMA project is concerned with implementing operating system support for agents, processes that migrate through a network. Two TACOMA prototypes have on agents has focused on language design (e.g. [6]) and application issues (e.g. [4]). The TACOMA project

  9. Evolution of Driving Agent, Remotely Operating a Scale Model of a Car with Obstacle Avoidance Capabilities

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Evolution of Driving Agent, Remotely Operating a Scale Model of a Car with Obstacle Avoidance present an approach for evolutionary design of an agent, remotely operating a scale model of a car running to the car via standard radio control transmitter. In order to cope with the video feed latency we propose

  10. A Taxonomy of Web Agents Zhisheng Huang , Anton Eliens ;+ , Alex van Ballegooij + , and Paul de Bra ;+

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    Huang, Zhisheng

    A Taxonomy of Web Agents Zhisheng Huang #3; , Anton EliË?ens #3;;+ , Alex van Ballegooij,eliensg@cs.vu.nl, alexb@cwi.nl, debra@win.tue.nl Abstract In this paper we propose a taxonomy of web agents, which as avatar­ embodied guides that help visitors to navigate in virtual en­ vironments. Our taxonomy must

  11. Automated Mechanism Design: Complexity Results Stemming from the Single-Agent

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    Automated Mechanism Design: Complexity Results Stemming from the Single-Agent Setting Vincent their preferences insincerely. Mechanism design is the art of designing the rules of the game so that the agents to be solved anew each time. Hence the computational complexity of mechanism design becomes a key issue

  12. Hybrid POMDP-BDI An Agent Architecture with Online Stochastic Planning and

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    Meyer, Tommie

    Hybrid POMDP-BDI An Agent Architecture with Online Stochastic Planning and Desires with ChangingZulu-Natal, and CSIR Meraka, South Africa. {grens, tmeyer}@csir.co.za Keywords: POMDP, BDI, Online Planning, Desire-desire-intention (BDI) framework have several complimentary strengths. We propose an agent architecture which combines

  13. Open Giant Intelligent Information Systems and Its Agent-Oriented Abstraction Mechanism

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    Cao, Longbing

    Open Giant Intelligent Information Systems and Its Agent-Oriented Abstraction Mechanism Longbing intelligent information systems, an open giant intelligent information system is a special kind of complex information system, and then we discussed the challenges of agent-based computing for dealing with the above

  14. Modelling Business Energy Consumption using Agent-based Simulation Modelling Jason Wong and Kay Cao1

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    to develop a prototype agent based simulation model for business energy consumption, using data from the 2008 presents a framework of the model for estimating business energy consumption. Section V discusses the dataModelling Business Energy Consumption using Agent-based Simulation Modelling Jason Wong and Kay Cao

  15. Extreme homozygosity in Southern Hemisphere populations of Deladenus siricidicola, a biological control agent of Sirex noctilio

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    control agent of Sirex noctilio X. Osmond Mlonyeni a , Brenda D. Wingfield a , Michael J. Wingfield biological control agent against this woodwasp. Nothing is known regarding the genetic diversity of D-9644/$ - see front matter Ó 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2011

  16. Page 1 of 18 Agent Orientation as a Modelling Paradigm1

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    and behaviours of software systems. It can be seen as part of an ongoing trend towards greater interactivity as for software construction. Models and languages are crucial for requirements engineering. They allow the right://www.fis.utoronto.ca/~yu ABSTRACT Agent orientation is emerging as a new paradigm for constructing software systems. Agent- oriented

  17. A Psychologically-Inspired Agent for Iterative Prisoner's Dilemma Rawad Al-Haddad and Gita Sukthankar

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    Sukthankar, Gita Reese

    A Psychologically-Inspired Agent for Iterative Prisoner's Dilemma Rawad Al-Haddad and Gita, a psychologically-inspired model for an Iterative Prisoner's dilemma (IPD) agent is proposed. This model is inspired. cooperative behavior. Introduction The Iterated Prisoner's dilemma (IPD) has been widely used as a model

  18. The Evolution of Imitation and Mirror Neurons in Adaptive Agents Elhanan Borenstein

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    Ruppin, Eytan

    The Evolution of Imitation and Mirror Neurons in Adaptive Agents Elhanan Borenstein School of imitative behavior. We successfully develop evolutionary adaptive agents that demonstrate imitative learning Neurons The past twenty years have seen a renewed interest in imitation in various fields of research

  19. Facilitating Navigation and Information Access with CANOES: Collaborative Agents and Natural Operations in Enhanced Spaces

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    Cheyer, Adam

    the global system. This process is continually iterated to produce a bootstrap effect. Collaborative Agents and flexibility in the makeup of agent communities. Distinguishing features of the OAA include facilitator- based delegation of complex goals, temporal control and data management facilities that may be used consistently

  20. FEL3330/EL2910 Networked and Multi-Agent Control Systems

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    Dimarogonas, Dimos

    FEL3330/EL2910 Networked and Multi-Agent Control Systems Spring 2013 Automatic Control School of Electrical Engineering Royal Institute of Technology Lecture 1 1 May 6, 2013 #12;FEL3330/EL2910 Networked #12;FEL3330/EL2910 Networked and Multi-Agent Control Systems Lecture 1: Introduction · Practical

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Users PLATFORM: RSA Authentication API versions prior to 8.1 SP1 RSA Web Agent for Apache Web Server versions prior to 5.3.5 RSA Web Agent for IIS versions prior to 5.3.5 RSA PAM...

  2. SmallWorld Topology for MultiAgent Collaboration Carlos Aguirre

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    Aguirre, Carlos

    a specific methodology for the design of different topologies in multi­agent networks with the cen­ tral of a recently discov­ ered type of topology, namely ''small­world'' (SW) topol­ ogy. This topology has been power, and synchronizability. We have ex­ tended the analysis to multi­agent networks searching

  3. CP nets: representing and reasoning with preferences of multiple agents F. Rossi and K. B. Venable

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    Walsh, Toby

    CP nets: representing and reasoning with preferences of multiple agents F. Rossi and K. B introduce £ CP nets, an extension of the CP net formal- ism to model and handle the qualitative and conditional pref- erences of multiple agents. We give a number of different semantics for reasoning with £ CP

  4. Data-Driven Agent-Based Modeling, with Application to Rooftop Solar Adoption

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    Vorobeychik, Eugene

    Data-Driven Agent-Based Modeling, with Application to Rooftop Solar Adoption Haifeng Zhang-driven agent-based modeling framework applied to forecasting individual and aggregate residential rooftop solar forecasts solar adoption trends and provides a meaningful quantifi- cation of uncertainty about its

  5. On the Use of Agent-Based Simulation for Efficiency Analysis of Domestic

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    Treur, Jan

    Photovoltaic Solar Energy Production Combined with a Heatpump Jan Treur Abstract In this paper agent with photovoltaic (PV) solar energy production. A simulation model for the cost (in terms of required kWh per day of a PV production agent estimating the produced solar energy (in kWh per day). In particular

  6. Agent-based Control for Material Handling Systems in In-House Logistics

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    Agent-based Control for Material Handling Systems in In-House Logistics Towards Cyber-Physical Systems in In-House-Logistics Utilizing Realsize Evaluation of Agent-based Material Handling Technology Werthmann Intelligent Production and Logistics Systems BIBA ­ Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik

  7. ACE: A Platform for the Real Time Simulation of Virtual Human Agents

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    Kallmann, Marcelo

    . Keywords: Agents, Virtual Humans, Virtual Environments, Behavioral Animation, Object Interaction, Script. Nowadays many systems are available to animate virtual humans. Such systems encompass several differentACE: A Platform for the Real Time Simulation of Virtual Human Agents Marcelo Kallmann, Jean

  8. An Autonomous Agent Application for Product Pricing Nikolaos Spanoudakis1,2

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    Moraitis, Pavlos

    An Autonomous Agent Application for Product Pricing Nikolaos Spanoudakis1,2 , Pavlos Moraitis2 1-based approach for automating the decision making process of an autonomous agent for pricing products. Product pricing usually involves different decision makers with different - possibly conflicting - points of view

  9. Bifunctional chelating agent for the design and development of site specific radiopharmaceuticals and biomolecule conjugation strategy

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Katti, Kattesh V.; Prabhu, Kandikere R.; Gali, Hariprasad; Pillarsetty, Nagavara Kishore; Volkert, Wynn A.

    2003-10-21

    There is provided a method of labeling a biomolecule with a transition metal or radiometal in a site specific manner to produce a diagnostic or therapeutic pharmaceutical compound by synthesizing a P.sub.2 N.sub.2 -bifunctional chelating agent intermediate, complexing the intermediate with a radio metal or a transition metal, and covalently linking the resulting metal-complexed bifunctional chelating agent with a biomolecule in a site specific manner. Also provided is a method of synthesizing the --PR.sub.2 containing biomolecules by synthesizing a P.sub.2 N.sub.2 -bifunctional chelating agent intermediate, complexing the intermediate with a radiometal or a transition metal, and covalently linking the resulting radio metal-complexed bifunctional chelating agent with a biomolecule in a site specific manner. There is provided a therapeutic or diagnostic agent comprising a --PR.sub.2 containing biomolecule.

  10. Method for distributed agent-based non-expert simulation of manufacturing process behavior

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    Ivezic, Nenad; Potok, Thomas E.

    2004-11-30

    A method for distributed agent based non-expert simulation of manufacturing process behavior on a single-processor computer comprises the steps of: object modeling a manufacturing technique having a plurality of processes; associating a distributed agent with each the process; and, programming each the agent to respond to discrete events corresponding to the manufacturing technique, wherein each discrete event triggers a programmed response. The method can further comprise the step of transmitting the discrete events to each agent in a message loop. In addition, the programming step comprises the step of conditioning each agent to respond to a discrete event selected from the group consisting of a clock tick message, a resources received message, and a request for output production message.

  11. Actinide-specific complexing agents: their structural and solution chemistry

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    Raymond, K.N.; Freeman, G.E.; Kappel, M.J.

    1983-07-01

    The synthesis of a series of tetracatecholate ligands designed to be specific for Pu(IV) and other actinide(IV) ions has been achieved. Although these compounds are very effective as in vivo plutonium removal agents, potentiometric and voltammetric data indicate that at neutral pH full complexation of the Pu(IV) ion by all four catecholate groups does not occur. Spectroscopic results indicate that the tetracatecholates, 3,4,3-LICAMS and 3,4,3-LICAMC, complex Am(III). The Am(IV)/(III)-catecholate couple (where catecholate = 3,4,3-LICAMS or 3,4,3-LICAMC) is not observed, but may not be observable due to the large currents associated with ligand oxidation. However, within the potential range where ligand oxidation does not occur, these experiments indicate that the reduction potential of free Am(IV)/(III) is probably greater than or equal to + 2.6 V vs NHE or higher. Proof of the complexation of americium in the trivalent oxidation state by 3,4,3-LICAMS and 3,4,3-LICAMC elimates the possibility of tetracatholates stabilizing Am(IV) in vivo.

  12. Protein interaction reporter agents and methods for using same

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bruce, James E. (Colfax, WA); Tang, Xiaoting (Pullman, WA); Munske,Gerhard (Pullman, WA)

    2009-04-28

    Particular aspects provide novel protein interaction reporter (PIR) compounds (e.g., formulas I and II), comprising at least two protein reactive moieties (e.g., N-hydroxysuccinamide), each linked to a reporter moiety (e.g., mass reporter) by a covalent labile bond that is differentially cleavable with respect to peptide bonds (e.g., by a method such as collisional activation in a mass spectrometer, activation by electron capture dissociation (ECD), photoactivation, etc.), wherein the reporter moiety is operatively releasable from the PIR agent upon cleavage of the labile bonds, the released reporter moiety having a characteristic identifying property or label (e.g., m/z value). Particular PIRs comprise a mass reporter moiety, and further comprise an affinity group, (e.g., biotin), linked to the PIR (e.g., to the mass reporter moiety) by a selectively cleavable bone (e.g. photo-labile bond)). Additional aspects provide methods for characterizing intermolecular or intramolecular protein interactions using one or more inventive PIR compounds.

  13. Bioforensics: Characterization of biological weapons agents by NanoSIMS

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    Weber, P K; Ghosal, S; Leighton, T J; Wheeler, K E; Hutcheon, I D

    2007-02-26

    The anthrax attacks of Fall 2001 highlight the need to develop forensic methods based on multiple identifiers to determine the origin of biological weapons agents. Genetic typing methods (i.e., DNA and RNA-based) provide one attribution technology, but genetic information alone is not usually sufficient to determine the provenance of the material. Non-genetic identifiers, including elemental and isotopic signatures, provide complementary information that can be used to identify the means, geographic location and date of production. Under LDRD funding, we have successfully developed the techniques necessary to perform bioforensic characterization with the NanoSIMS at the individual spore level. We have developed methods for elemental and isotopic characterization at the single spore scale. We have developed methods for analyzing spore sections to map elemental abundance within spores. We have developed rapid focused ion beam (FIB) sectioning techniques for spores to preserve elemental and structural integrity. And we have developed a high-resolution depth profiling method to characterize the elemental distribution in individual spores without sectioning. We used these newly developed methods to study the controls on elemental abundances in spores, characterize the elemental distribution of in spores, and to study elemental uptake by spores. Our work under this LDRD project attracted FBI and DHS funding for applied purposes.

  14. Mercury Control with Calcium-Based Sorbents and Oxidizing Agents

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    Thomas K. Gale

    2005-07-01

    This Final Report contains the test descriptions, results, analysis, correlations, theoretical descriptions, and model derivations produced from many different investigations performed on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to investigate calcium-based sorbents and injection of oxidizing agents for the removal of mercury. Among the technologies were (a) calcium-based sorbents in general, (b) oxidant-additive sorbents developed originally at the EPA, and (c) optimized calcium/carbon synergism for mercury-removal enhancement. In addition, (d) sodium-tetrasulfide injection was found to effectively capture both forms of mercury across baghouses and ESPs, and has since been demonstrated at a slipstream treating PRB coal. It has been shown that sodium-tetrasulfide had little impact on the foam index of PRB flyash, which may indicate that sodium-tetrasulfide injection could be used at power plants without affecting flyash sales. Another technology, (e) coal blending, was shown to be an effective means of increasing mercury removal, by optimizing the concentration of calcium and carbon in the flyash. In addition to the investigation and validation of multiple mercury-control technologies (a through e above), important fundamental mechanism governing mercury kinetics in flue gas were elucidated. For example, it was shown, for the range of chlorine and unburned-carbon (UBC) concentrations in coal-fired utilities, that chlorine has much less effect on mercury oxidation and removal than UBC in the flyash. Unburned carbon enhances mercury oxidation in the flue gas by reacting with HCl to form chlorinated-carbon sites, which then react with elemental mercury to form mercuric chloride, which subsequently desorbs back into the flue gas. Calcium was found to enhance mercury removal by stabilizing the oxidized mercury formed on carbon surfaces. Finally, a model was developed to describe these mercury adsorption, desorption, oxidation, and removal mechanisms, including the synergistic enhancement of mercury removal by calcium.

  15. Methods for improved selectivity in photo-activation and detection of molecular diagnostic agents

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    Wachter, Eric A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Fisher, Walter G. (Knoxville, TN); Dees, H. Craig (Knoxville, TN)

    2008-03-18

    A method for the imaging of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue, wherein the plant or animal tissue contains at least one photo-active molecular agent. The method comprises the steps of treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of the photo-active molecular agent contained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, photo-activating at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, thereby producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent, wherein the at least one photo-activated molecular agent emits energy, detecting the energy emitted by the at least one photo-activated molecular agent, and producing a detected energy signal which is characteristic of the particular volume of plant or animal tissue. The present invention also provides a method for the imaging of a particular volume of material, wherein the material contains at least one photo-active molecular agent.

  16. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation and detection of molecular diagnostic agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wachter, Eric A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Fisher, Walter G. (Knoxville, TN); Dees, H. Craig (Knoxville, TN)

    1998-01-01

    A method for the imaging of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue, wherein the plant or animal tissue contains at least one photo-active molecular agent. The method includes the steps of treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of the photo-active molecular agent contained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, photo-activating at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, thereby producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent, wherein the at least one photo-activated molecular agent emits energy, detecting the energy emitted by the at least one photo-activated molecular agent, and producing a detected energy signal which is characteristic of the particular volume of plant or animal tissue. The present invention is also a method for the imaging of a particular volume of material, wherein the material contains at least one photo-active molecular agent.

  17. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation and detection of molecular diagnostic agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wachter, E.A.; Fisher, W.G.; Dees, H.C.

    1998-11-10

    A method for the imaging of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue, wherein the plant or animal tissue contains at least one photo-active molecular agent. The method includes the steps of treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of the photo-active molecular agent contained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, photo-activating at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, thereby producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent, wherein the at least one photo-activated molecular agent emits energy, detecting the energy emitted by the at least one photo-activated molecular agent, and producing a detected energy signal which is characteristic of the particular volume of plant or animal tissue. The present invention is also a method for the imaging of a particular volume of material, wherein the material contains at least one photo-active molecular agent. 13 figs.

  18. Multirate delivery of multiple therapeutic agents from metal-organic frameworks

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    McKinlay, Alistair C.; Allan, Phoebe K.; Renouf, Catherine L.; Duncan, Morven J.; Wheatley, Paul S.; Warrender, Stewart J.; Dawson, Daniel; Ashbrook, Sharon E.; Gil, Barbara; Marszalek, Bartosz; et al

    2014-12-01

    The highly porous nature of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) offers great potential for the delivery of therapeutic agents. Here, we show that highly porous metal-organic frameworks can be used to deliver multiple therapeutic agents—a biologically active gas, an antibiotic drug molecule, and an active metal ion—simultaneously but at different rates. The possibilities offered by delivery of multiple agents with different mechanisms of action and, in particular, variable timescales may allow new therapy approaches. Here, we show that the loaded MOFs are highly active against various strains of bacteria.

  19. Methods, microfluidic devices, and systems for detection of an active enzymatic agent

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    Sommer, Gregory J; Hatch, Anson V; Singh, Anup K; Wang, Ying-Chih

    2014-10-28

    Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, microfluidic devices, and systems for the detection of an active target agent in a fluid sample. A substrate molecule is used that contains a sequence which may cleave in the presence of an active target agent. A SNAP25 sequence is described, for example, that may be cleaved in the presence of Botulinum Neurotoxin. The substrate molecule includes a reporter moiety. The substrate molecule is exposed to the sample, and resulting reaction products separated using electrophoretic separation. The elution time of the reporter moiety may be utilized to identify the presence or absence of the active target agent.

  20. Botticelli: A Supply Chain Management Agent M. Benisch, A. Greenwald, I. Grypari, R. Lederman, V. Naroditskiy, and M. Tschantz

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Greenwald, Amy

    - ties, or agents, engaged in procurement of raw materi- als, manufacturing--converting raw materials, but they must make decisions before the uncertainty is resolved: e.g., agents must procure raw materials manufactur- ing scenario, Botticelli competes with other agents to win customer orders and negotiates

  1. Characteristics and barriers impacting the diffusion of e-extension among Texas Cooperative Extension County Extension agents 

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    Harder, Amy Marie

    2009-05-15

    in the innovation-decision process, characteristics of agents, characteristics of the innovation, and barriers to adoption affect the diffusion of eXtension. A random sample of 237 agents was selected for participation in the study. A majority of agents reported...

  2. JOB SUMMARY JOB TITLE: RESEARCH FELLOW (Multi-Agent Systems for Large-Scale Evolving SCADA (Research Fellows

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    Liu, Weiru

    JOB SUMMARY JOB TITLE: RESEARCH FELLOW (Multi-Agent Systems for Large-Scale Evolving SCADA, the research topics include: (i) developing multi-agent system architecture for supporting SCADA systems-agent environments and integrating planning knowledge; (iii) investigating security vulnerabilities in MAS for SCADA

  3. Bayesian Optimal Auctions via Multi-to Single-agent Reduction SAEED ALAEI, University of Maryland, College Park

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    Fiat, Amos

    will be served as a function of the type she reports. The resulting profile of interim allocation rules (one and distribution on other agent types induces an interim allocation rule, i.e., a probability that the agent the agent's incentives). (2) Optimize over interim feasible allocation profiles, i.e., ones that are induced

  4. Multi-Agent Based Federated Control of Large-Scale Systems with Application to Ship Roll Control

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    Eustice, Ryan

    Multi-Agent Based Federated Control of Large-Scale Systems with Application to Ship Roll Control of many interconnected local systems. Conventional centralized control schemes are not suitable, a multi-agent based federated control system is composed of local autonomous subsystems (agent

  5. Local adaptation to biocontrol agents: A multi-objective data-driven optimization model for the evolution of resistance

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    Vermont, University of

    Local adaptation to biocontrol agents: A multi-objective data- driven optimization model & Environmental Engineering, 219 Votey Building, Burlington, VT 05405, USA 1. Introduction Biocontrol agents to biocontrol agents. In this paper, we examine the evolution of such resistance, along with correlated traits

  6. In Shavlik, J., ed. (1998), Machine Learning: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference, Morgan Kaufmann Publ., San Francisco, CA. Teaching an Agent to Test Students

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    Tecuci, Gheorghe

    1998-01-01

    of an educational agent that generates history tests for middle school students, to assist in the assessment, there is synergism between the expert and the agent in solving a problem. They form a team in which the agent solves

  7. The Safe Handling, Transfer, and Receipt of Biological Etiologic Agents at Department of Energy Facilities

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2001-10-17

    To establish requirements and assign responsibilities for the Department of Energy (DOE), including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), biological etiologic agent program. DOE N 450.14 extends this directive until 06/30/2006.

  8. Using Software Agents to Supplement Tests Conducted by Human Subjects Hyungna Oh* and Timothy D. Mount**

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    include a micro-grid, a capacity market, long-term contracts, demand-side participation, financial. Mount** Abstract The objective of this paper is to test whether or not software agents can match

  9. TTULO: Modelo estocstico de populaes de Micro-Agentes NOME: Dejan Milutinovi

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    , através de um sistema de equações às derivadas parciais que descrevem a evolução temporal da função derivadas parciais. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Sistemas Multi-Agente, Autómatos Híbridos Estocásticos, Sistema

  10. Measuring indigenous photosynthetic organisms to detect chemical warefare agents in water

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Greenbaum, Elias; Sanders, Charlene A.

    2005-11-15

    A method of testing water to detect the presence of a chemical or biological warfare agent is disclosed. The method is carried out by establishing control data by providing control water containing indigenous organisms but substantially free of a chemical and a biological warfare agent. Then measuring photosynthetic activity of the control water with a fluorometer to obtain control data to compare with test data to detect the presence of the chemical or agent. The test data is gathered by providing test water comprising the same indigenous organisms as contained in the control water. Further, the test water is suspected of containing the chemical or agent to be tested for. Photosynthetic activity is also measured by fluorescence induction in the test water using a fluorometer.

  11. Identifying a transcriptional signature for cell sensitivity to the cancer chemotherapy agent, BCNU

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    Valiathan, Chandni Rajan

    2011-01-01

    Many organisms have evolved DNA damage response mechanisms to deal with the constant damage to DNA caused by endogenous and exogenous agents. These mechanisms activate cell cycle checkpoints to allow time for DNA repair ...

  12. Agent-Based Simulation of Distribution Systems with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Generation

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    1 Agent-Based Simulation of Distribution Systems with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Generation- tems, photovoltaic generation, power distribution, power system economics, smart grids. I. INTRODUCTION study of electric distribution systems with high penetration of photovoltaic (PV) panels within

  13. SecondOrder Networks for WallBuilding Agents Frederick L. Crabbe Michael G. Dyer

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    Crabbe, Frederick

    of raw materials by scavenging while N additional agents use the scavenged materials to construct a wall materials found in a two­dimensional continuous environment consisting of circular objects called discs

  14. Dynamically Sequencing an Animated Pedagogical Agent Brian A. Stone and James C. Lester

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    Young, R. Michael

    for botanical anatomy and physiology. For- mative evaluations of the agent with middle school students teams of animators to rapidly create life- like characters. This development raises an intriguing

  15. Dynamic Agent Based Modeling Using Bayesian Framework for Addressing Intelligence Adaptive Nuclear Nonproliferation Analysis 

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    Elmore, Royal A

    2014-10-03

    Realistically, no two nuclear proliferating or defensive entities are exactly identical; Agent Based Modeling (ABM) is a computational methodology addressing the uniqueness of those facilitating or preventing nuclear proliferation. The modular...

  16. An agent-based simulation of the French labour market : studying age discrimination

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    An agent-based simulation of the French labour market : studying age discrimination Zach Lewkovicz stylized fact, i.e. discrimination against the youth, and the impact of a new labour contract introduction

  17. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation of molecular agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fisher, Walter G. (Knoxville, TN); Wachter, Eric A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dees, H. Craig (Knoxville, TN)

    2000-01-01

    An apparatus for the treatment of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue by treating the plant or animal tissue with at least one photo-active molecular agent, wherein the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue retains at least a portion of the at least one photo-active molecular agent, and then treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent retained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, wherein the at least one photo-active molecular agent becomes active in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue.

  18. Bodily Experience and Bodily Self Knowledge: Feeling and Knowing Oneself as a Physical Agent 

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    Smith, Adrian John Tetteh

    2007-11-15

    I tend to think of myself as bodily. Probably, so do you. Philosophically this takes some explaining. A candidate explanation is this: The bodily self is a physical agent. Knowledge of oneself as bodily is fundamentally ...

  19. Mechanistic investigation of anticancer agents that damage DNA and interact with the estrogen receptor

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    Gopal, Sreeja

    2009-01-01

    One of the primary goals of cancer chemotherapy is the design of antitumor agents that achieve selective targeting of tumor cells while minimizing toxicity to normal tissues. We have synthesized a series of DNA damaging ...

  20. Agents for distributed context-aware interaction Augusto Celentano, Daniela Fogli*, Piero Mussio*, Fabio Pittarello

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    Celentano, Augusto

    Agents for distributed context-aware interaction Augusto Celentano°, Daniela Fogli*, Piero Mussio Elettronica per l'Automazione, Università degli Studi di Brescia {auce, pitt}@dsi.unive.it, {fogli, mussio

  1. Planning and Choosing: Augmenting HTN-Based Agents with Mental Attitudes. 

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    Wickler, G; Potter, S; Tate, Austin; Pechoucek, M; Semsch, E

    selection, an important aspect that is not considered in the traditional formulation of the planning problem. The result is a coherent framework that allows for the design and implementation of activity-centric rational agents....

  2. Intelligent executive guidance agent for general aviation aircraft under free flight 

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    Rong, Jie

    2002-01-01

    situation within this environment occurs when multiple traffic and weather conflicts arise simultaneously. A solution that forms the basis for this thesis is an agent based hierarchical system that attempts to provide optimal and conflict free flight path...

  3. Cancer diagnostics using dynamic near-infrared optical imaging and fluorescent contrast agents 

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    Gurfinkel, Mikhail

    2006-04-12

    A new optical imaging modality has been developed for small animal in vivo imaging of near-infrared fluorescence resulting from fluorescent contrast agents specifically targeted to molecular markers of cancer. The imaging ...

  4. Breaking news: Biological control agent for Thaumastocoris peregrinus to be released in South Africa

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    Africa The Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) based at FABI has milestone in terms of ensuring sustainable plantation forestry in South Africa was safe to release in South Africa as a biological control agent

  5. Efficacy of Typhula phacorrhiza as a biocontrol agent of grey snow mould of creeping bentgrass

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    Hsiang, Tom

    Efficacy of Typhula phacorrhiza as a biocontrol agent of grey snow mould of creeping bentgrass C to a fungicide treatment. Key words: biocontrol, turfgrass disease, fungi. Résumé : Au cours d

  6. Multi-Agent System for predictive reconfiguration of Shipboard Power Systems 

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    Srivastava, Sanjeev Kumar

    2005-02-17

    order. The methods were implemented using multi-agent technology. A test SPS model based on the electrical layout of a non-nuclear surface combatant ship was presented. Complex scenarios representing electrical casualties caused due to a weapon hit...

  7. A Hybrid Multi-Agent Framework for Load Management in Power Grid

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    Zhang, Minjie

    A Hybrid Multi-Agent Framework for Load Management in Power Grid Systems Minjie Zhang, Dayong Ye, Quan Bai, Danny Sutanto, and Kashem Muttaqi Abstract. In order to cope with load management in power

  8. Automated segmentation of human brain MR images using a multi-agent approach

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    Dojat, Michel

    ,b , Michel Dojata,b,* , Catherine Garbayb a Unite´ Mixte INSERM/UJF U594, LRC CEA 30V, Centre Hospitalier as a framework for managing such steps. Dedicated agent behaviors are dynamically adapted depending

  9. Texas Extension Agents' Perceptions of Organic Agriculture and Its Implications for Training 

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    Lillard, Patrick

    2012-10-19

    The purpose of this study was to determine Texas AgriLife Extension agents' perceptions of organic agriculture (OA) and implications for training. Primary variables of interest included level of interest in OA in their ...

  10. Structural studies of alumina pillared hectorite using polyvinyl alcohol as a pillaring agent 

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    Kroenig, Andrea N

    1997-01-01

    In the present work, the structures of a natural hectorite clay pillared with alumina were studied. Frequently, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) was added as a pillaring agent to observe structural differences in the calcined ...

  11. Learning Organizational Roles in a Heterogeneous Multi-agent System M. V. Nagendra Prasad1

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    tested the system on a steam condenser design do- main and empirically demonstrated its usefulness. L the viability and utility of self-organization in an agent-based system involving complex interactions within

  12. Exploring the human-car bond through an Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA)

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    Foen, Nancy (Nancy V.)

    2012-01-01

    As the amount of time spent inside vehicles increases, there is an ever more pressing need for safe interfaces that support drivers while they are multi-tasking. We present an Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA), a ...

  13. BASIC CONTROL FOR FOUR ROTOR AUTONOMOUS AERIAL AGENT JONATHAN MCLEAN, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, USA,

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    Parker, Gary B.

    BASIC CONTROL FOR FOUR ROTOR AUTONOMOUS AERIAL AGENT JONATHAN MCLEAN, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, USA, JMMCL2@CONNCOLL.EDU GARY PARKER, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, USA, PARKER@CONNCOLL.EDU NEWELL SEAL, CONNECTICUT

  14. Protein Polymer MRI Contrast Agents: Longitudinal Analysis of Biomaterials In Vivo

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    Barron, Annelise E.

    Protein Polymer MRI Contrast Agents: Longitudinal Analysis of Biomaterials In Vivo Lindsay S by inadequate techniques for char- acterizing biomaterials in vivo. Magnetic resonance imaging is a tomographic- gitudinal noninvasive assessment of biomaterials in vivo. To distinguish biomaterials from surrounding

  15. Texas County Extension Agents Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Using Facebook to Communicate with Constituents 

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    Lewis, Lacey

    2014-01-08

    , and perceptions using social media, Facebook in particular, to communicate with constituents. The participants in the study were a randomly selected group of Texas extension agents. A web-based questionnaire was used to measure the perceived level of confidence...

  16. Balancing repair and tolerance of DNA damage caused by alkylating agents

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    Fu, Dragony

    Alkylating agents constitute a major class of frontline chemotherapeutic drugs that inflict cytotoxic DNA damage as their main mode of action, in addition to collateral mutagenic damage. Numerous cellular pathways, including ...

  17. Semi-automated dialogue act classification for situated social agents in games

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    Orkin, Jeffrey David

    As a step toward simulating dynamic dialogue between agents and humans in virtual environments, we describe learning a model of social behavior composed of interleaved utterances and physical actions. In our model, utterances ...

  18. Change agents : who leads and why in the execution of US national security policy

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    Hicks, Kathleen H

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation examines the factors affecting national security mission assignment decisions. It focuses on cases in which military or civilian agents are selected in lieu of the other. Six factors are identified for ...

  19. Metagenomics for Etiologic Agent Discovery (Seventh Annual Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future (SFAF) Meeting 2012)

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    Ross, Matthew [Baylor College of Medicine] [Baylor College of Medicine

    2012-06-01

    Matthew Ross on "Metagenomics for etiological agent discovery" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  20. An Adaptive-Learning Framework for Semi-Cooperative Multi-agent Coordination

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    Powell, Warren B.

    . The assumption in team theory is that the individual mem- bers have no conflict of interest. As pointed out in [3 between multiple agents with varying levels of communication and cooperation. Reviews and surveys

  1. Conduct and Approval of Select Agent and Toxin Work at Department of Energy Sites

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2013-11-07

    The policy establishes expectations for the operating DOE research laboratories utilizing select agents and toxins (as regulated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services). Supersedes DOE P 434.1.

  2. Barium Titanate Nanoparticles as Exogenous Contrast Agents in Second Harmonic Optical Coherence Tomography 

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    Pearson, Jeremy T

    2013-05-06

    I propose and demonstrate a method by which barium titanate nanoparticle clusters can be used as exogenous contrast agents in Second Harmonic Optical Coherence Tomography imaging systems to localize and highlight desired ...

  3. Chemical agents for conversion of chrysotile asbestos into non-hazardous materials

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    Sugama, Toshifumi (Wading River, NY); Petrakis, Leon (Port Jefferson, NY)

    1998-06-09

    A composition and methods for converting a chrysotile asbestos-containing material to a non-regulated environmentally benign solid which comprises a fluoro acid decomposing agent capable of dissociating the chrysotile asbestos to non-regulated components, wherein non-regulated components are non-reactive with the environment, and a binding agent which binds the non-regulated components to form an environmentally benign solid.

  4. Suppression of alkylating agent induced cell transformation and gastric ulceration by low-dose alkylating agent pretreatment

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    Onodera, Akira; Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobegakuin University, 1-1-3 Minatojima, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-8586 ; Kawai, Yuichi; Kashimura, Asako; Ogita, Fumiya; Tsutsumi, Yasuo; Itoh, Norio

    2013-06-14

    Highlights: •Low-dose MNNG pretreatment suppresses high-dose MNNG induced in vitro transformation. •Gastric ulcers induced by high-dose MNNG decreased after low-dose MNNG pretreatment. •Efficacy of low-dose MNNG related to resistance of mutation and oxidative stress. -- Abstract: Exposure to mild stress by chemicals and radiation causes DNA damage and leads to acquired stress resistance. Although the linear no-threshold (LNT) model of safety assessment assumes risk from any dose, evidence from radiological research demonstrates a conflicting hormetic phenomenon known as the hormesis effect. However, the mechanisms underlying radiation hormesis have not yet been clarified, and little is known about the effects of low doses of chemical carcinogens. We analyzed the efficacy of pretreatment with low doses of the alkylating agent N-methyl-N?-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) on the subsequent induction of cell transformation and gastric ulceration by high-dose MNNG. We used an in vitro Balb/3T3 A31-1-1 cell transformation test and monitored the formation of gastric ulcers in 5-week-old male ICR mice that were administered MNNG in drinking water. The treatment concentrations of MNNG were determined by the cell survival rate and past reports. For low-dose in vitro and in vivo experiments, MNNG was used at 0.028 ?M, and 2.8 ?g/mL, respectively. The frequency of cell transformation induced by 10 ?m MNNG was decreased by low-dose MNNG pretreatment to levels similar to that of spontaneous transformation. In addition, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mutation frequencies induced by 10 ?m MNNG were decreased by low-dose MNNG pretreatment. Importantly, low-dose MNNG pretreatment had no effect on cell proliferation. In vivo studies showed that the number of gastric ulcers induced by 1 mg/mL MNNG decreased after low-dose MNNG pretreatment. These data indicate that low-dose pretreatment with carcinogens may play a beneficial role in the prevention of chemical toxicity under specified conditions.

  5. Reevaluation of 1999 Health-Based Environmental Screening Levels (HBESLs) for Chemical Warfare Agents

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    Watson, Annetta Paule [ORNL; Dolislager, Fredrick G [ORNL

    2007-05-01

    This report evaluates whether new information and updated scientific models require that changes be made to previously published health-based environmental soil screening levels (HBESLs) and associated environmental fate/breakdown information for chemical warfare agents (USACHPPM 1999). Specifically, the present evaluation describes and compares changes that have been made since 1999 to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) risk assessment models, EPA exposure assumptions, as well as to specific chemical warfare agent parameters (e.g., toxicity values). Comparison was made between screening value estimates recalculated with current assumptions and earlier health-based environmental screening levels presented in 1999. The chemical warfare agents evaluated include the G-series and VX nerve agents and the vesicants sulfur mustard (agent HD) and Lewisite (agent L). In addition, key degradation products of these agents were also evaluated. Study findings indicate that the combined effect of updates and/or changes to EPA risk models, EPA default exposure parameters, and certain chemical warfare agent toxicity criteria does not result in significant alteration to the USACHPPM (1999) health-based environmental screening level estimates for the G-series and VX nerve agents or the vesicant agents HD and L. Given that EPA's final position on separate Tier 1 screening levels for indoor and outdoor worker screening assessments has not yet been released as of May 2007, the study authors find that the 1999 screening level estimates (see Table ES.1) are still appropriate and protective for screening residential as well as nonresidential sites. As such, risk management decisions made on the basis of USACHPPM (1999) recommendations do not require reconsideration. While the 1999 HBESL values are appropriate for continued use as general screening criteria, the updated '2007' estimates (presented below) that follow the new EPA protocols currently under development are also protective. When EPA finalizes and documents a position on the matter of indoor and outdoor worker screening assessments, site-specific risk assessments should make use of modified models and criteria. Screening values such as those presented in this report may be used to assess soil or other porous media to determine whether chemical warfare agent contamination is present as part of initial site investigations (whether due to intentional or accidental releases) and to determine whether weather/decontamination has adequately mitigated the presence of agent residual to below levels of concern. However, despite the availability of scientifically supported health-based criteria, there are significant resources needs that should be considered during sample planning. In particular, few analytical laboratories are likely to be able to meet these screening levels. Analyses will take time and usually have limited confidence at these concentrations. Therefore, and particularly for the more volatile agents, soil/destructive samples of porous media should be limited and instead enhanced with headspace monitoring and presence-absence wipe sampling.

  6. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation of molecular agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fisher, Walter G. (Knoxville, TN); Wachter, Eric A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dees, H. Craig (Knoxville, TN)

    1998-01-01

    A method for the treatment of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue comprising the steps of treating the plant or animal tissue with at least one photo-active molecular agent, wherein the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue retains at least a portion of the at least one photo-active molecular agent, and then treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent retained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, wherein the at least one photo-active molecular agent becomes active in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue. There is also disclosed a method for the treatment of cancer in plant or animal tissue and a method for producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent in a particular volume of a material.

  7. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation of molecular agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fisher, W.G.; Wachter, E.A.; Dees, H.C.

    1998-11-03

    A method for the treatment of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue comprising the steps of treating the plant or animal tissue with at least one photo-active molecular agent, wherein the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue retains at least a portion of the at least one photo-active molecular agent, and then treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent retained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, wherein the at least one photo-active molecular agent becomes active in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue. There is also disclosed a method for the treatment of cancer in plant or animal tissue and a method for producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent in a particular volume of a material. 23 figs.

  8. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation of molecular agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fisher, Walter G. (Knoxville, TN); Wachter, Eric A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dees, H. Craig (Knoxville, TN)

    1999-01-01

    A method for the treatment of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue comprising the steps of treating the plant or animal tissue with at least one photo-active molecular agent, wherein the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue retains at least a portion of the at least one photo-active molecular agent, and then treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent retained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, wherein the at least one photo-active molecular agent becomes active in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue. There is also disclosed a method for the treatment of cancer in plant or animal tissue and a method for producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent in a particular volume of a material.

  9. Novel Cleanup Agents Designed Exclusively for Oil Field Membrane Filtration Systems Low Cost Field Demonstrations of Cleanup Agents in Controlled Experimental Environments

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    David Burnett; Harold Vance

    2007-08-31

    The goal of our project is to develop innovative processes and novel cleaning agents for water treatment facilities designed to remove fouling materials and restore micro-filter and reverse osmosis (RO) membrane performance. This project is part of Texas A&M University's comprehensive study of the treatment and reuse of oilfield brine for beneficial purposes. Before waste water can be used for any beneficial purpose, it must be processed to remove contaminants, including oily wastes such as residual petroleum hydrocarbons. An effective way of removing petroleum from brines is the use of membrane filters to separate oily waste from the brine. Texas A&M and its partners have developed highly efficient membrane treatment and RO desalination for waste water including oil field produced water. We have also developed novel and new cleaning agents for membrane filters utilizing environmentally friendly materials so that the water from the treatment process will meet U.S. EPA drinking water standards. Prototype micellar cleaning agents perform better and use less clean water than alternate systems. While not yet optimized, the new system restores essentially complete membrane flux and separation efficiency after cleaning. Significantly the amount of desalinated water that is required to clean the membranes is reduced by more than 75%.

  10. Tissue-based water quality biosensors for detecting chemical warfare agents

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    Greenbaum, Elias (Oak Ridge, TN); Sanders, Charlene A. (Knoxville, TN)

    2003-05-27

    A water quality sensor for detecting the presence of at least one chemical or biological warfare agent includes: a cell; apparatus for introducing water into the cell and discharging water from the cell adapted for analyzing photosynthetic activity of naturally occurring, free-living, indigenous photosynthetic organisms in water; a fluorometer for measuring photosynthetic activity of naturally occurring, free-living, indigenous photosynthetic organisms drawn into the cell; and an electronics package that analyzes raw data from the fluorometer and emits a signal indicating the presence of at least one chemical or biological warfare agent in the water.

  11. Method and apparatus for the gas phase decontamination of chemical and biological agents

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    O'Neill, Hugh J.; Brubaker, Kenneth L.

    2003-10-07

    An apparatus and method for decontaminating chemical and biological agents using the reactive properties of both the single atomic oxygen and the hydroxyl radical for the decontamination of chemical and biological agents. The apparatus is self contained and portable and allows for the application of gas reactants directly at the required decontamination point. The system provides for the use of ultraviolet light of a specific spectral range to photolytically break down ozone into molecular oxygen and hydroxyl radicals where some of the molecular oxygen is in the first excited state. The excited molecular oxygen will combine with water vapor to produce two hydroxyl radicals.

  12. Agent-based Versus Macroscopic Modeling of Competition and Business Processes in Economics and Finance

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    Kononovicius, Aleksejus; Daniunas, Valentas

    2012-01-01

    We present examples of agent-based and stochastic models of competition and business processes in economics and finance. We start from as simple as possible models, which have microscopic, agent-based, versions and macroscopic treatment in behavior. Microscopic and macroscopic versions of herding model proposed by Kirman and Bass diffusion of new products are considered in this contribution as two basic ideas. Further we demonstrate that general herding behavior can be considered as a background of nonlinear stochastic model of financial fluctuations.

  13. The Bronx is burning a hole in my pocket : why gentrification may never come (and what might happen to lenders, landlords, renters & buildings instead.)

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    Gelman, Emmaia

    2007-01-01

    Bronx buildings appear to face a split possibility for their future: gentrification, as the city housing market continues to tighten; or abandonment, as inflated prices come down and leave owners in the red. This thesis ...

  14. Evolving Imitating Agents and the Emergence of a Neural Mirror System Elhanan Borenstein1 and Eytan Ruppin1,2

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    Borenstein, Elhanan

    evolutionary adaptive autonomous agents that spontaneously demonstrate imitative learning, facilitating years have seen a renewed interest in imitation in various fields of research such as developmental

  15. Numerical simulation to study the feasibility of using CO2 as a stimulation agent for enhanced geothermal systems

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    Xu, T.

    2010-01-01

    stimulation of an enhanced geothermal system using a high pHSTIMULATION AGENT FOR ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS Tianfu Xuagent for enhanced geothermal systems (Rosenbauer et al. ,

  16. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents

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    van Harmelen, Frank

    Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web 5 (2007) 225­226 Editorial Where is the Web in the Semantic Web? This special issue collects together selected papers from the Semantic Web track of the 2006 World Wide Web Confer- ence. The central

  17. Agent-based semantic composition of Web services using distributed description logics

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    Pellier, Damien

    Agent-based semantic composition of Web services using distributed description logics Mourad Ouziri.ouziri,damien.pellier}@parisdescartes.fr Abstract. An important research challenge consists in composing web services in an automatic be processed by composing sev- eral services. Each web service is often written by different designers

  18. Emerging challenges in cognitive ergonomics: managing swarms of self-organizing agent-based automation

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    Lee, John D.

    Emerging challenges in cognitive ergonomics: managing swarms of self-organizing agent safety and e ciency. Addressing these problems will require the ®eld of cognitive ergonomics to consider-based description of well- de®ned scenarios. Cognitive ergonomics must develop an understanding of the basic

  19. Polyaluminum chloride with high Al30 content as removal agent for arsenic-contaminated well water

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    Wehrli, Bernhard

    Polyaluminum chloride with high Al30 content as removal agent for arsenic-contaminated well water-established coagulant in water treatment with high removal efficiency for arsenic. A high content of Al30 nanoclusters¨ berlandstrasse 133, 8600 Du¨bendorf, Switzerland c Water Research Institute (IRSA), National Research Council

  20. Affective Agents: Sustaining Motivation to Learn Through Failure and a State of "Stuck"

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    Affective Agents: Sustaining Motivation to Learn Through Failure and a State of "Stuck" Winslow to persevere and remain motivated through failure. Many researchers creating ITSs have taken the approach' motivation. There are numerous circumstances where this approach is impractical, undesirable, or simply

  1. On Self-Interested Agents in Vehicular Networks with Car-to-Car Gossiping

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    Kraus, Sarit

    1 On Self-Interested Agents in Vehicular Networks with Car-to-Car Gossiping Sarit Kraus, Raz Lin, and Yuval Shavitt Abstract--As more and more cars are equipped with GPS and Wi-Fi transmitters, it becomes easier to design systems that will allow cars to interact autonomously with each other, e.g., regarding

  2. Mobile Agent Based Advanced Service Architecture for H.323 Internet Protocol

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    architecture addresses the full management life-cycle of advanced services, from open third party creationMobile Agent Based Advanced Service Architecture for H.323 Internet Protocol Telephony by Jingrong Advanced Service Architecture for H.323 Internet Protocol Telephony" submitted by Jingrong Tang, B

  3. Universit`a degli Studi di Bologna Computational Logic in Multi-Agent

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    Torroni, Paolo

    -Agent Systems, CLIMA'01 and CLIMA'02, two discussion pan- els have been organized, aimed at bringing researchers Introduction CLIMA has now been running for five years, as a satellite event of the main Logic Programming), organized by Stephen Rochefort, Fariba Sadri and Francesca Toni at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces

  4. Fungal Diversity Ceratocystis manginecans sp. nov., causal agent of a destructive

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    disease in Oman and Pakistan Marelize van Wyk1* , Ali O. Al Adawi2 , Iqrar A. Khan3 , Michael L. Deadman4 and Biology (NIAB), P.O. Box 128, Jhang Road, Faisalabad, Pakistan 4 Department of Crop Sciences, P.O. Box 34). Ceratocystis manginecans sp. nov., causal agent of a destructive mango wilt disease in Oman and Pakistan

  5. Evaluating Software Agents Using Human Robert D. Grant, Dewayne E. Perry

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    Perry, Dewayne E.

    the way for rigorous experiments comparing their performance with human benchmarks. Method: Little agents with human benchmarks. We hope future researchers will be able to perform controlled experiments performance with human performance on "identical" curricula in controlled experiments. This paper is a more

  6. Consensus + Innovations Approach for Distributed Multi-Agent Coordination in a Microgrid

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    Kar, Soummya

    in which distributed resources and loads form microgrids within the bulk power system in which load1 Consensus + Innovations Approach for Distributed Multi-Agent Coordination in a Microgrid Gabriela- agement are expected to become more prevalent in the future electric power system. Coordinating

  7. Multiple locus genealogies and phenotypic characters reappraise the causal agents of apple ring rot in China

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    Biggs, Alan R.

    Multiple locus genealogies and phenotypic characters reappraise the causal agents of apple ring rot # School of Science 2014 Abstract Apple ring rot inflicts severe economic losses in the main apple phylogenetic species recognition (GCPSR) was applied to pathogenic fungal isolates from apple and pear from

  8. A Distributed Real-Time Multi-Agent System for Decentralized Management

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    Wedde, Horst F.

    " or deregulated markets. Our multi-agent system exhibits a very high robustness against power failures compared%. This allows for quite a stable planning of capacities, long-term pur- chases of fuel (coal, oil, nuclear reserve capacity that may never be used. In addition, market-based phenomena like after the deregulation

  9. AGENT-BASED FISHERY MANAGEMENT MODEL OF HAWAII'S LONGLINE FISHERIES (FMMHLF)

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    Hawai'i at Manoa, University of

    #12;AGENT-BASED FISHERY MANAGEMENT MODEL OF HAWAII'S LONGLINE FISHERIES (FMMHLF): MODEL DESCRIPTION AND SOFTWARE GUIDE Run Yu Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management University of Hawaii at Manoa Management University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822 SOEST 13-01 JIMAR Contribution 13-383 #12;ii #12

  10. Teamwork in Cyberspace: Using TEAMCORE to Make Agents TeamReady

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    Modi, Jay

    of failure), exhibits a lack of modularity (as a single monolithic system), suffers from difficulty ground reality. The distributed approach addresses these weaknesses of the centralized approach. Our­team quickly, from existing agents that can control UAVs (Unmanned Air Vehicles), an existing 3D route

  11. Tapir: the Evolution of an Agent Control Language Gary W. King

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    Southern California, University of

    , including sequential, parallel and re- peated execution. Messages Actions, sensors, and resources multiple agents, a flexi- ble resource model, and multiple means for structuring concurrent actions primarily as resources for actions. They connect actions to the physics of the real or simulated do- main

  12. An Agent Design for Repeated Negotiation and Information Revelation with Gonda Brain Research Center

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    Kraus, Sarit

    people and agents re- peatedly negotiate over scarce resources, there is incomplete information about lack information about each other's resources and preferences, often hinder- ing their ability to reach whether and how much information to reveal about their resources to others. This paper presents a novel

  13. GeoDialogue: A Software Agent Enabling Collaborative Dialogues between a User and a Conversational GIS

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    Klippel, Alexander

    GIS Hongmei Wang Department of Computer Science Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY be met to achieve a usable conversational interface to Geographic Information System (GIS) is howDialogue, as a dialogue manager for a conversational GIS. This dialogue agent enables intelligent collaborative human-GIS

  14. Success and Failure of Adaptation-Diffusion Algorithms for Consensus in Multi-Agent Networks

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    Fort, Gersende

    learning and sensor networks (we refer to [8] and [10]­[12] for more details) or smart grids [13], one seeks to minimize a sum of local private cost functions fi of the agents: min Rd N i=1 fi() . (3

  15. Using Mobile Agent Results to Create Hard-To-Detect Computer Yongge Wang

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