A MULTI-AGENT HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR POWER MANAGEMENT

Shadi Abras, Stéphane Ploix, Sylvie Pesty, Mireille Jacomino

Abstract

This paper presents the principles of a Home Automation system dedicated to power management that adapts power consumption to available power ressources according to user comfort and cost criteria. The system relies on a multi-agent paradigm. Each agent is embedded into a power resource or an equipment, which may be an environment (thermal-air, thermal-water, ventilation, luminous) or a service (washing, cooking), and cooperates and coordinates its action with others in order to find acceptable near-optimal solution. The control algorithm is decomposed into two complementary mechanisms: an emergency mechanism, which protects from constraint violations, and an anticipation mechanism, which computes the best future set-points according to predicted consumptions and productions and to user criteria. The paper details a negotiation protocol used by the both mechanisms and presents some preliminary simulation results.

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Abras S., Ploix S., Pesty S. and Jacomino M. (2006). A MULTI-AGENT HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR POWER MANAGEMENT . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-972-8865-59-7, pages 3-8. DOI: 10.5220/0001207200030008


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@conference{icinco06,
author={Shadi Abras and Stéphane Ploix and Sylvie Pesty and Mireille Jacomino},
title={A MULTI-AGENT HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR POWER MANAGEMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2006},
pages={3-8},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001207200030008},
isbn={978-972-8865-59-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - A MULTI-AGENT HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR POWER MANAGEMENT
SN - 978-972-8865-59-7
AU - Abras S.
AU - Ploix S.
AU - Pesty S.
AU - Jacomino M.
PY - 2006
SP - 3
EP - 8
DO - 10.5220/0001207200030008