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An agent‐based intelligent environmental monitoring system

Ioannis N. Athanasiadis (Informatics and Telematics Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Pericles A. Mitkas (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 1 June 2004


Fairly rapid environmental changes call for continuous surveillance and on‐line decision making. There are two main areas where IT technologies can be valuable. In this paper we present a multi‐agent system for monitoring and assessing air‐quality attributes, which uses data coming from a meteorological station. A community of software agents is assigned to monitor and validate measurements coming from several sensors, to assess air‐quality, and, finally, to fire alarms to appropriate recipients, when needed. Data mining techniques have been used for adding data‐driven, customized intelligence into agents. The architecture of the developed system, its domain ontology, and typical agent interactions are presented. Finally, the deployment of a real‐world test case is demonstrated.



Athanasiadis, I.N. and Mitkas, P.A. (2004), "An agent‐based intelligent environmental monitoring system", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 238-249.



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