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A Multi-Agent View of the Sensor Web


Bai, Q and Guru, SM and Smith, D and Liu, Q and Terhorst, A, A Multi-Agent View of the Sensor Web, Advances in Practical Multi-Agent Systems: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer, Q Bai and N Fukuta (ed), Berlin, pp. 435-444. ISBN 978-3-642-16097-4 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16098-1_28


The rapid growth in sensor and ubiquitous device deployments has resulted in an explosion in the availability of data. The concept of the Sensor Web has provided a web-based information sharing platform to allow different organisations to share their sensor offerings. We compare the Open Geospatial Consortium - Sensor Web Enablement (OGC-SWE) with Multi-Agent System (MAS), and identify the similarities between the concepts. These similarities motivate the adoption of MAS based techniques to address related problems in OGC-SWE. Brokerage facilitators commonly used in MAS, the Yellow Pages Agent and Blackboard Agent, are considered to address service interaction issues identified within OGC-SWE. Furthermore, the use of MAS based reputation mechanisms are explored to address potential trust issues between service providers and consumers in OGC-SWE.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Sensor Web, multi-agent system, agent coordination, distributed information sharing
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Computer vision and multimedia computation
Research Field:Pattern recognition
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Bai, Q (Dr Quan Bai)
ID Code:140742
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2020-09-02
Last Modified:2020-10-16

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