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Sensible Agents have been engineered to solve distributed problems in complex, uncertain, and dynamic domains. Each Sensible Agent is composed of four modules: the Action Planner, Perspective Modeler, Conflict Resolution Advisor, and Autonomy Reasoner. These modules give Sensible Agents the abilities to plan, model, resolve individual conflicts, and change(More)
Pork quality and carcass characteristics are now being integrated into swine breeding objectives because of their economic value. Understanding the genetic basis for these traits is necessary for this to be accomplished. The objective of this study was to estimate phenotypic and genetic parameters for carcass and meat quality traits in 2 Canadian swine(More)
The need for responsive, flexible agents is pervasive in the electronic commerce environment due to its complex, dynamic nature. Two critical aspects of agent capabilities are the ability to (1) classify agent behaviors according to autonomy level, and (2) adapt problem-solving roles to various situations during system operation. Sensible Agents, capable of(More)
This paper discusses infrastructure for design, development, and experimentation of multi-agent systems. Multi-agent system design requires determining (1) how domain requirements drive the use of agents and AI techniques, (2) what competencies agents need in a MAS, and (3) which techniques implement those competencies. Deployment requirements include code(More)
Agent-based technologies can be applied to many aspects of supply chain management. The need for responsive, flexible agents is pervasive in this environment due to its complex, dynamic nature. Two critical aspects of agent capabilities are the ability to (1) classify agent behaviors according to autonomy level and (2) adapt problem-solving roles to various(More)
Agent-based technologies can be applied to many aspects of manufacturing. The need for responsive, flexible agents is pervasive in manufacturing environments due to the complex, dynamic nature of manufacturing problems. The ability to adapt organizational roles to various problem-solving situations during system operation is a critical issue addressed by(More)
Data from 11 generations of a selection study were analyzed to estimate genetic correlations between boars and gilts, boars and barrows, and gilts and barrows for carcass traits in the Lacombe and Yorkshire breeds of swine. Genetic correlations were estimated to determine if genotype X sex interactions existed and to assess the need for separate genetic(More)
To meet the requirements of dynamic and uncertain environments, Sensible Agents are capable of dynamically changing their organizational structures by modifying their roles, which are represented as their autonomy levels (e.g. command-driven, consensus, locally autonomous, and master). Maintaining correct knowledge of the current group membership is(More)