Multiagent System for Detecting and Solving Design-Time Conflicts in Civil Infrastructure

  • Jaume Domínguez Faus
  • Francisco Grimaldo
  • Fernando Barber
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 157)


One typical source of problems in the Civil Infrastructure domain is the distributed and collaborative nature of the projects in which different profiles of engineers contribute with designs devoted to the interest of their field of expertise. Thus, situations in which there are different conflicts of interests are quite common. A conflict refers to a situation in which the actions of an engineer collide with the interests of other engineers. In this paper, we present a multi-agent system that, thanks to the use of ontologies and rules on those ontologies, is able to detect profilespecific conflict situations and solve them according to the preferences of the parties involved in the conflict. The conflict solving is based on the Multi Agent Resource Allocation (MARA) theory. The system is applied to a real use case of an urban development where both the road network and the buildings are designed.


Road Network Multiagent System Building Information Model Negotiation Protocol Civil Infrastructure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaume Domínguez Faus
    • 1
  • Francisco Grimaldo
    • 2
  • Fernando Barber
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for 3D GeoInformationAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Departament d’Inform‘aticaUniversitat de ValènciaValènciaSpain

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