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Sensors 2017, 17(11), 2606; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17112606

ABS-FishCount: An Agent-Based Simulator of Underwater Sensors for Measuring the Amount of Fish

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Systems, University of Zaragoza, 44003 Teruel, Spain
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Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 València, Spain
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Received: 12 October 2017 / Revised: 8 November 2017 / Accepted: 9 November 2017 / Published: 13 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Underwater sensors provide one of the possibilities to explore oceans, seas, rivers, fish farms and dams, which all together cover most of our planet’s area. Simulators can be helpful to test and discover some possible strategies before implementing these in real underwater sensors. This speeds up the development of research theories so that these can be implemented later. In this context, the current work presents an agent-based simulator for defining and testing strategies for measuring the amount of fish by means of underwater sensors. The current approach is illustrated with the definition and assessment of two strategies for measuring fish. One of these two corresponds to a simple control mechanism, while the other is an experimental strategy and includes an implicit coordination mechanism. The experimental strategy showed a statistically significant improvement over the control one in the reduction of errors with a large Cohen’s d effect size of 2.55. View Full-Text
Keywords: agent-based simulation; agent-based social simulation; multi-agent system; agent-oriented software engineering; underwater sensor; underwater sensor network; simulator software; fish measurement agent-based simulation; agent-based social simulation; multi-agent system; agent-oriented software engineering; underwater sensor; underwater sensor network; simulator software; fish measurement
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García-Magariño, I.; Lacuesta, R.; Lloret, J. ABS-FishCount: An Agent-Based Simulator of Underwater Sensors for Measuring the Amount of Fish. Sensors 2017, 17, 2606.

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