EUMAS 09. Session 1. Applications

On the design of mWater: a case study for Agreement Technologies
Pablo Noriega

About how to deal with water problems, involving many stakeholder with conflicting interests. This problem is modelled using electronic institutions. My comment: I think that is importan to consider more general works. I particularly like the papers about complex social ecological systems (Ostrom 2009 and Meizen-Dick 2007 ) which combines the environment, the resources, the users and the institutions and their relationships in a complete model. eInstitutions are very useful to model the institutional part (administrations, goverment…), but a more open environment (Thomas) is needed to take into account individual users and their social relationships to create a self-adaptive subsystem. I guess that this is the correct direction to deal with this problem. The vision that Carlos, Alberto and myself propose with consensus networks is just another point of view, but all of them are important and they need to be integrated.

Detecting Anomalies in Unmanned Vehicles Using the Mahalanobis Distance
Raz Lin

A model-free method based on statistical techniques to detect anomalies so that they can be corrected on time. They apply Mahalanobis distance (it sounds to me; i think that Alberto talked us about this for consensus networks; I have to check it). Using this distance eliminates the problems that appears in multidimensional data for euclidean distances. THe problem: it does not work well with qualitative changes (even if a partial order can be artificially defined?). An you’re losing a lot of domain dependent knowledge that can be useful!!

Dynamic ontology co-construction based on adaptive multi-agent technology
Sellami Zied

A tool to help ontologists to create ontologies (Dynamo project  A bit confusing: there is another dynamo for ontologies)

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