Framework for dynamic life-critical situations using agents

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Jenny Lundberg, Anne Håkansson
Title: Framework for dynamic life-critical situations using agents
Translated title: Ramverk för agenter i dynamiska livs kritiska situationer
Conference name: 7th German Conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies
Year: 2009
Pagination: 214-219
ISBN: 978-3-642-04142-6
Publisher: Springer
City: Hamburg
ISI number: 000270324100022
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/com
Authors e-mail: jlu@bth.se , anneh@dsv.su.se.
Language: English
Abstract: In this paper, we present a framework incorporating a multi-agent system (MAS) that enables aid for international effect-based operation in emergency situations. The outcome is to empower emergency personnel, which can support collaboration between different international services by informing them about the emergency, matching competences and resources of the teams and volunteers. The challenge in emergency contexts is the abbreviations forming an information-carrying structure, which is especially important when abbreviations are exchanged between different services like rescue, military and emergency. We propose a framework, which provides the right information, rescue team, and services at the right place. The MAS can support information dissemination in dynamic situations in context, based on the information extraction and matching of the contents of the underlying ontologies. In the framework the system poses a sensible solution to the international rescue teams’ need of a high quality handling of life critical situations.
Summary in Swedish: Ett ramverk för Multi-agent system till stöd för internationella effekt baserade räddnings insatser.
Subject: Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Computer Science\Effects on Society
Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Keywords: Multi-agent systems, intelligent agents, emergency
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