A Multiagent-System Framework for Hierarchical Control and Monitoring of Complex Process Control Systems

  • Vu Van Tan
  • Dae-Seung Yoo
  • Myeong-Jae Yi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5357)


This paper proposes a framework for the implementation of multiagent system for hierarchical control of complex process control systems based on OPC technology that is widely applied to the automation control systems. This framework is proposed with utilization of OPC technology in both continuous-event part and discrete-event part by incorporating with XML for the negotiation and cooperation in the environments of multiagent system. The framework design criteria are also described. The comparison of the proposed framework with existing frameworks is made to demonstrate that the proposal is reliable and feasible in order to apply to agent-based process control applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vu Van Tan
    • 1
  • Dae-Seung Yoo
    • 1
  • Myeong-Jae Yi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity of UlsanUlsanKorea

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