HERA: A New Platform for Embedding Agents in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Ricardo S. Alonso
  • Juan F. de Paz
  • Óscar García
  • Óscar Gil
  • Angélica González
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6077)


Ambient Intelligence (AmI) based systems require the development of innovative solutions that integrate distributed intelligent systems with context-aware technologies. In this sense, Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are two key technologies for developing distributed systems based on AmI scenarios. This paper presents the new HERA (Hardware-Embedded Reactive Agents) platform, that allows using dynamic and self-adaptable heterogeneous WSNs on which agents are directly embedded on the wireless nodes This approach facilitates the inclusion of context-aware capabilities in AmI systems to gather data from their surrounding environments, achieving a higher level of ubiquitous and pervasive computing.


Ambient Intelligence Distributed Architectures Multi-Agent Systems Service-Oriented Architectures Wireless Sensor Networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo S. Alonso
    • 1
  • Juan F. de Paz
    • 1
  • Óscar García
    • 2
  • Óscar Gil
    • 1
  • Angélica González
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.School of TelecommunicationsUniversity of ValladolidValladolidSpain

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