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Coordinating Plans for Agents Performing AAW Hardkill and Softkill for Frigates

Blodgett, Dale E. ; Paquet, Sébastien ; Plamondon, P. ; Chaib-draaa, Brahim ; Kropf, Peter

In: Intent Inference for Collaborative Tasks, 2001, p. 1-8

The coordination of anti-air warfare (AAW) hardkill (HK) and softkill (SK) weapon systems is an important aspect of command and control for the HALIFAX Class Frigate. This led to the development of a rapid prototyping environment, described here, which supports the investigation of methods to coordinate the plans produced by AAW HK and SK agents. The HK and SK planning agents are described. An...

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Resource Management in Socio-Technical Systems: A Multi-Agent Coordination Framework

Kropf, Peter ; Chaib-draaa, Brahim

In: International Workshop on Harbour, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation (HMS), 2000, p. 65-70

Resource management in complex socio-technical systems is a central and crucial task. The many diverse components involved together with various constraints such as real-time conditions make it impossible to devise exact optimal solutions. In this article, we present an approach to the resource management problem based on the multiagent paradigm to be applied in the context of a shipboard command...

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A Method to Optimize Ship Maneuvers for the Coordination of Hardkill and Softkill Weapons within a Frigate

Blodgett, Dale E. ; Chaib-draaa, Brahim ; Plamondon, Pierrick ; Kropf, Peter ; Bossé, Eloï

In: 7th International Command and Control Research Technology Symposium, 2002, p. 1-15

The coordination of anti-air warfare hardkill and softkill weapon systems is an important aspect of command and control for a Frigate. Since the effectiveness of a particular weapon varies depending on the orientation of the Frigate with respect to the threats faced, a key element of the coordination process is to maneuver the Frigate to most effectively use all the weapons available. This paper...

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NADIM-Travel: A Multiagent Platform for Travel Services Aggregation

Ben Ameur, Houssein ; Bédard, François ; Vaucher, Stéphane ; Kropf, Peter ; Chaib-draaa, Brahim ; Gérin-Lajoie, Robert

In: 11th International Conference on Information Technology Tourism (ENTER), 2004, p. 1-12

With the Internet as a growing channel for travel services distribution, sophisticated travel services aggregators are increasingly in demand. A travel services aggregation platform should be able to manage the heterogeneous characteristics of the many existing travel services. It should also be as scalable, robust, and flexible as possible. Using multiagent technology, we designed and...

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Multiagent auctions for multiple items

Ben Ameur, Houssein ; Chaib-draaa, Brahim ; Kropf, Peter

In: Proceedings of the Third International Bi-Conference Workshop on Agent-Oriented Information Systems (AOIS-2001), 2001, p. 33-40

Available resources can often be limited with regard to the number of demands. In this paper we propose an approach for solving this problem using the mechanisms of multi-item auctions for allocating the resources to a set of software agents. We consider the resource allocation problem as a market with vendor and buyer agents participating in a multi-item auction. The agents exhibit different...

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Towards an agent-basedapproach for multimarket package e-procurement

Benameur, Houssein ; Vaucher, Stéphane ; Gérin-Lajoie, Robert ; Kropf, Peter ; Chaib-draaa, Brahim

In: 5th International Conference on Electronic Commerce Research (ICECR-5), 2002, p. 1-13

While most e-commerce research focuses on one market based problems, less work has been done on mul-timarket aggregation. Nowadays it is important to address the multimarket package e-procurement problem if we want to acquire a combination of goods and services from different suppliers and service providers. To achieve this, one should address the issues pertaining to identifying of a company's...

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A teamwork test-bed for a decision support system

Chaib-draaa, Brahim ; Kropf, Peter ; Paquet, Sébastien

In: 4th EUROSIM Congress, 2001, p. 1-6

Resource management in complex socio-technical systems (as management and control (road, rail, sea, air), industrial engineering systems, transportation logistics, etc.) is a central and crucial process. The many diverse components involved together with various constraints such as real-time conditions make it impossible to devise exact optimal solutions. In this article, we present an approach...

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Multi-item auctions for automatic negotiation

Benameur, Houssein ; Chaib-draaa, Brahim ; Kropf, Peter

In: Information and Software Technology, 2002, vol. 44, no. 5, p. 291-301

Available resources can often be limited with regard to the number of demands. In this paper we propose an approach for solving this problem, which consists of using the mechanisms of multi-item auctions for allocating the resources to a set of software agents. We consider the resource problem as a market in which there are vendor agents and buyer agents trading on items representing the...