A Collaborative Decision Support Model for Marine Safety and Security Operations

  • Uwe Glässer
  • Piper Jackson
  • Ali Khalili Araghi
  • Hans Wehn
  • Hamed Yaghoubi Shahir
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 329)


Collaboration and self-organization are hallmarks of many biological systems. We present the design for an intelligent decision support system that employs these characteristics: it works through a collaborative, self-organizing network of intelligent agents. Developed for the realm of Marine Safety and Security, the goal of the system is to assist in the management of a complex array of resources in both a routine and emergency role. Notably, this system must be able to handle a dynamic environment and the existence of uncertainty. The decentralized control structure of a collaborative self-organizing system reinforces its adaptiveness, robustness and scalability in critical situations.


Coastal Surveillance Self-Organizing System Automated Planning Configuration Management Abstract State Machines 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Glässer
    • 1
  • Piper Jackson
    • 1
  • Ali Khalili Araghi
    • 1
  • Hans Wehn
    • 2
  • Hamed Yaghoubi Shahir
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Technology Lab, School of Computing ScienceSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.RichmondCanada

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