# CONTROL OF NETWORKED SYSTEMS CONTAINING MULTIPLE AGENTS

### Jose B. Cruz Jr., Gregory Tangonan, Raymond R. Tan, Nathaniel Libatique, Fabian M. Dayrit, Alvin B. Culaba

#### Abstract

This position paper illustrates the use of a natural framework for the modelling, analysis, and design of engineering systems that involve two or more controllers, each of which has an associated objective function. Such systems arise when ordinary single controller systems are networked through communication links so that the information available to each controller may contain aspects of the other systemsâ€™ states and the optimization of each objective function is no longer decoupled from each other. Single controller optimization is no longer directly applicable. Appropriate to the study of such systems is the theory of games that has been developing in mathematics, economics, and engineering for the past 60 years. There are extensive applications in economics, but in engineering the applications are scarce. In recent years, there has been great attention to global problems such as the negative environmental impact of energy use, and global warming. These problems arise from complex systems with multiple controllers. Among the approaches for dealing with the problems, there should be one on a total systems approach with a game theory base. A natural framework for this is the subject of this policy paper.

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#### Paper Citation

#### in Harvard Style

B. Cruz Jr. J., Tangonan G., Tan R., Libatique N., Dayrit F. and Culaba A. (2010). **CONTROL OF NETWORKED SYSTEMS CONTAINING MULTIPLE AGENTS** . In *Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,* ISBN 978-989-8425-00-3, pages 193-198. DOI: 10.5220/0003002201930198

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco10,

author={Jose B. Cruz Jr. and Gregory Tangonan and Raymond R. Tan and Nathaniel Libatique and Fabian M. Dayrit and Alvin B. Culaba},

title={CONTROL OF NETWORKED SYSTEMS CONTAINING MULTIPLE AGENTS},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},

year={2010},

pages={193-198},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0003002201930198},

isbn={978-989-8425-00-3},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,

TI - CONTROL OF NETWORKED SYSTEMS CONTAINING MULTIPLE AGENTS

SN - 978-989-8425-00-3

AU - B. Cruz Jr. J.

AU - Tangonan G.

AU - Tan R.

AU - Libatique N.

AU - Dayrit F.

AU - Culaba A.

PY - 2010

SP - 193

EP - 198

DO - 10.5220/0003002201930198