Multi-agent Based Incineration Process Control System with Qualitative Model

  • Hyeon-Kyeong Kim
  • Seungdo Kim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5044)


The expert knowledge about incineration process is often imprecise and of qualitative nature. In this paper, we present a framework for incineration process control based on qualitative incineration process model. Our framework is designed on the basis of multi-agent platform to apply to ubiquitous computing environment. Once end-user chooses a task, the framework is designed to provide remote context-aware services through cooperation between agents. The task is to correct undesired state of a chosen incineration plant, i.e., to change a physical parameter to some desired value. The framework finds appropriate services by analyzing causal relations between parameters. Since problem solving uses qualitative and common sense knowledge, interactions with users are natural and easily understandable. The framework has been implemented and test on several tasks.


Qualitative Model Ubiquitous Computing Context-Aware Services Physical System Analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyeon-Kyeong Kim
    • 1
  • Seungdo Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information Science and TelecommunicationHanshin UniversityKorea
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Science and BiotechnologyHallym UniversityKorea

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