Knowledge-Based Control Systems

  • Simon Lambert
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2234)


The monitoring and control of devices and systems has attracted attention from the field of knowledge-based systems for a number of reasons. The problem is intrinsically knowledge-intensive, benefiting from awareness of the behaviour and interactions of components. There are complexities such as time constraints, partial and qualitative information, and in many cases there is a need for a degree of human understandability in performance. In this paper the problems of control are characterised, and a selection of applicable knowledge-based techniques described. Some architectural issues for control system design are also discussed. Two case studies are described which illustrate the variety of problems and approaches: one for control of flooding in a city, the other for control of an anaerobic waste treatment plant.


Anaerobic Digestion Waste Water Treatment Plant Software Sensor Supervision System Human Controller 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Lambert
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  1. 1.Business and Information Technology DepartmentCLRC Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryDidcotUK

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