Work Package 3 in MAS2TERING (Led by Cardiff University, CU):

WP3 Objectives:

This work package aims at developing a secure multi-agent holonic system for distributed management, control and optimisation of the grid while providing an integrated platform for energy and telecom stakeholders to perform business operations and simulate/test new business ideas and services. With regard to the distributed management of the grid, the MAS will enable the optimisation of generation, storage and distribution, and upgrade the grid with self-healing capabilities. MAS software architecture will be closely integrated with the high-level grid architecture developed in WP2, which will also act as a basis for the integration of grid infrastructure entities in agent platform. WP1 and WP6 will provide the requirements for optimisation components through the definition of business goals (WP1) and key performance indicators such as reliability, security of supply, quality of supply (QoS) and robustness (WP6). Outcomes of WP4 will also be incrementally integrated in the interconnected agent interfaces; i.e. secure communication in the application layer. Tests of the different software components developed in this WP will based on simulated environments and deployments envisioned in WP6. The specific objectives of the WP3 are:

  • Define the standards-based multi-agent systems architecture for energy distribution optimisation and grid self-healing, considering the outcomes of WP2;

  • Implement the MAS-based smart ICT components for optimisation and self-healing of the grid;

  • Implement situation assessment / prediction ICT components.


WP3 Results:

  • D3.1: “Multi-agent systems holonic platform generic components”  – Published February 2016 (Month 18 of MAS2TERING) / Download Link: pdf

    • This deliverable is intended to provide a limited public release of the software components of the multi-agent holonic platform developed in MAS2TERING. This document provides the specifications for the smart grid data model for MAS2TERING, the agents and their behaviors that will run in the multi-agent system platform, and the constraints and the objectives for these agents. These specifications were obtained from the requirements obtained in D2.1, the use cases that follow the Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) framework described in D6.1, and the multi-agent systems (MAS) platform described in D2.2. The GAIA methodology, which provides the methodological tools towards successfully and efficiently implementing problem solving MASs and which has been used in D2.2, has also been used in this deliverable. It is completed with the GAIA2JADE, which complements the implementation-independent GAIA methodology to support MAS development using the JADE framework. In addition, this document is accompanied by a software implementation of those components. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D3.1 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]


WP3 leadership:

To learn more about Cardiff University (the WP3 leader) please click here.


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