As part of this study, the team applied software reverse engineering techniques to perform static and dynamic analysis of operational agent-based systems. This analysis enabled identification of key common concepts across over one dozen different agent frameworks. To demonstrate its applicability, the reference model is then used to analyze a number of… (More)
In a disaster scenario, first responders must be able to perform multiple functions in a coordinated way. At all levels of the task - from integrating heterogeneous systems to addressing response tasks and allocating resources - responders must be able to make decisions in a globally optimal fashion. Automated coordination mechanisms can help, but they… (More)
Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) are an increasingly important networking paradigm that will be the backbone of important defense and first response networks. Group decision-making is key to these environments, but is made difficult when MANETs are introduced due to network disruptions, bandwidth limitations, and host mobility patterns. Results gathered… (More)
This paper discusses the application of distributed constraint optimization to coordination in disaster management situations under sub-optimal network conditions. It presents an example system for the problem of shelter assignment and outlines some of the challenges and future research directions that must be addressed before real-world deployment of… (More)
The periods of the Fibonacci Sequence modulo m have long been studied and remain intriguing. Generalizations of the sequence suitable for application to elliptic curve groups are investigated. This leads to the study of general initial conditions including the establishment of a criterion for periods to be possible. A class equation for the set of all… (More)
This demonstration presents an application of distributed constraint optimization and wireless networking to the task of assigning evacuees to available shelters during an emergency evacuation.
The document represents the consensus technical agreement of the participating IA Sub-IPT Member Agencies, Companies and Institutions. The goals and procedures of the IA Sub-IPT are detailed in its charter document as part of the Network IPT. The record of participation in the development of this document is available from the chair of the Intelligent Agent… (More)
Evacuation or sheltering of neighborhoods, cities, or regions is a major component of responding to any natural or other disaster. Poorly chosen and uncoordinated destinations can quickly overwhelm shelter capacities. Insufficient knowledge and decision processes may also lead to mismatches between evacuee needs and shelter capabilites, such as advanced… (More)