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Innovative control strategies are needed to cope with the increasing urban traffic chaos. In most cases, the currently used strategies are based on a central traffic-responsive control system which can be demanding to implement and maintain. Therefore, a functional and spatial decentralization is desired. For this purpose, distributed artificial(More)
This paper shows how to use a decision-theoretic task scheduler in order to automatically generate efficient intention selection functions for BDI agent-oriented programming languages. We concentrate here on the particular extensions to a known BDI language called AgentSpeak(L) and its interpreter which were necessary so that the integration with a task(More)
Complete algorithms have been proposed to solve problems modelled as distributed constraint optimization (DCOP). However, there are only few attempts to address real world scenarios using this formalism, mainly because of the complexity associated with those algorithms. In the present work we compare three complete algorithms for DCOP, aiming at studying(More)
In modern societies the demand for mobility is increasing daily. Hence, one challenge to researchers dealing with traffic and transportation is to find efficient ways to model and predict traffic flow, even if the behaviour of people in traffic is not a trivial problem. Increasingly more people travel longer distances and choose more complex routes and(More)
In this paper we introduce RL-CD, a method for solving reinforcement learning problems in non-stationary environments. The method is based on a mechanism for creating, updating and selecting one among several partial models of the environment. The partial models are incrementally built according to the system's capability of making predictions regarding a(More)
Coordination is an essential technique in multi-agent systems. However, sophisticated coordination strategies are not always cost-effective in all problem-solving situations. This reinforces the need of situationspecific control rules, in which the benefits and the costs of coordination for the current situation are taken into account. We focus here on(More)