An Architecture of a Multi-Agent System for SCADA - Dealing With Uncertainty, Plans and Actions

Sarah Calderwood, Weiru Liu, Jun Hong, Michael Loughlin

Abstract

This paper presents a multi-agent system approach to address the difficulties encountered in traditional SCADA systems deployed in critical environments such as electrical power generation, transmission and distribution. The approach models uncertainty and combines multiple sources of uncertain information to deliver robust plan selection. We examine the approach in the context of a simplified power supply/demand scenario using a residential grid connected solar system and consider the challenges of modelling and reasoning with uncertain sensor information in this environment. We discuss examples of plans and actions required for sensing, establish and discuss the effect of uncertainty on such systems and investigate different uncertainty theories and how they can fuse uncertain information from multiple sources for effective decision making in such a complex system.

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Calderwood S., Liu W., Hong J. and Loughlin M. (2013). An Architecture of a Multi-Agent System for SCADA - Dealing With Uncertainty, Plans and Actions . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8565-70-9, pages 300-306. DOI: 10.5220/0004594603000306


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@conference{icinco13,
author={Sarah Calderwood and Weiru Liu and Jun Hong and Michael Loughlin},
title={An Architecture of a Multi-Agent System for SCADA - Dealing With Uncertainty, Plans and Actions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2013},
pages={300-306},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004594603000306},
isbn={978-989-8565-70-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - An Architecture of a Multi-Agent System for SCADA - Dealing With Uncertainty, Plans and Actions
SN - 978-989-8565-70-9
AU - Calderwood S.
AU - Liu W.
AU - Hong J.
AU - Loughlin M.
PY - 2013
SP - 300
EP - 306
DO - 10.5220/0004594603000306