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A Multi-Agent Architecture Framework for Energy Systems Design

Abstract : In recent years, multi-agent systems (MAS) have emerged as one of the most promising technologies for the design and development of intelligent energy systems, also known as Smart-Grid. However, the use of agent technology in systems engineering to model, control and simulate energy system’ behavior still faces many challenges: methodological; technical (generally related to MAS engineering); standardization and architectural exploration (specifically related to the Smart Grid domain). This thesis proposes an architectural framework in accordance with ISO 42010, containing all the conventions, principles and practices for the description of multi-agent architectures established in the field of Smart-Grids, as an adequate solution to solve the problems mentioned above. The architectural framework relies on Model Driven Engineering (MDE) to solve technical and methodological problems. This framework is supported by a methodology that adheres the use of agent and energy standards in the MAS analysis and design phases. The framework is based on a multi-agent architecture style evaluation approach to select the most appropriate style to meet non-functional requirements related to a specific application domain. In addition, a platform-independent agent modeling language was proposed to model MASs and analyze the developed models to verify their compliance with the selected MAS architecture style. The approach was prototyped in a Model Driven Engineering environment and evaluated on a representative application case from the Smarts-Grids domain.
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Lamia Ben Romdhane. A Multi-Agent Architecture Framework for Energy Systems Design. Multiagent Systems [cs.MA]. Université Paris-Saclay, 2020. English. ⟨NNT : 2020UPASS141⟩. ⟨tel-02993198⟩

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