Cyber-Physical Systems in Complex Technologies and Process Control

  • Branko Katalinić
  • Dmitry Kostenko
  • Vadim A. OnufrievEmail author
  • Vyacheslav V. Potekhin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 95)


In this paper the authors examine two main aspects of complex technological processes control implemented within the paradigm of a cyber-physical management system. These include controlled multi-agent cooperation (such as smart grids) and identification of mathematical models connecting different key performance indicators. The authors of this paper claim that system architecture based on intelligent agents’ concept outperforms ad-hoc implementations of distributed systems and architectures. The main advantages of a multi-agent system are the presence of a decision making layer, theory-based fault tolerance and scalability. Advanced distributed coordination and decision-making techniques allow more effective operation and availability. The internal general computational framework presented in the paper can be used for solving business tasks (for example, the task of routine optimization as a part of underlying multi-agent framework). The aforementioned system has been applied to solve a problem of power grid member communication. This multi-agent system was designed to control a power redistribution grid, containing one power plant and multiple zero-energy buildings (ZEBs), connected with a distributed knowledge base.


Industry 4.0 Identification Digital twin Multicriteria optimisation 



The article is published with support of the project Erasmus+ 573545-EPP-1-2016-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP “Applied curricula in space exploration and intelligent robotic systems (APPLE)” and describes the part of the project conducted at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Branko Katalinić
    • 1
  • Dmitry Kostenko
    • 2
  • Vadim A. Onufriev
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vyacheslav V. Potekhin
    • 2
  1. 1.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia

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