J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2013, 2(3), 557-588; doi:10.3390/jsan2030557
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A Multi-Agent-Based Intelligent Sensor and Actuator Network Design for Smart House and Home Automation

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Received: 9 June 2013; in revised form: 2 August 2013 / Accepted: 6 August 2013 / Published: 19 August 2013
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Abstract: The smart-house technology aims to increase home automation and security with reduced energy consumption. A smart house consists of various intelligent sensors and actuators operating on different platforms with conflicting objectives. This paper proposes a multi-agent system (MAS) design framework to achieve smart house automation. The novelties of this work include the developments of (1) belief, desire and intention (BDI) agent behavior models; (2) a regulation policy-based multi-agent collaboration mechanism; and (3) a set of metrics for MAS performance evaluation. Simulations of case studies are performed using the Java Agent Development Environment (JADE) to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed method.
Keywords: multi-agent system; smart house; intelligent sensor-actuator networks; JADE
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Sun, Q.; Yu, W.; Kochurov, N.; Hao, Q.; Hu, F. A Multi-Agent-Based Intelligent Sensor and Actuator Network Design for Smart House and Home Automation. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2013, 2, 557-588.

AMA Style

Sun Q, Yu W, Kochurov N, Hao Q, Hu F. A Multi-Agent-Based Intelligent Sensor and Actuator Network Design for Smart House and Home Automation. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks. 2013; 2(3):557-588.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Sun, Qingquan; Yu, Weihong; Kochurov, Nikolai; Hao, Qi; Hu, Fei. 2013. "A Multi-Agent-Based Intelligent Sensor and Actuator Network Design for Smart House and Home Automation." J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2, no. 3: 557-588.

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