A multi-agent middleware for resilience enhancement in heterogeneous control systems

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Abstract

Modern computing networks that enable distributed computing are comprised of a wide range of heterogeneous devices with different levels of resources, which are interconnected by different networking technologies and communication protocols. This integration, together with the state of the art technologies, has brought into play new uncertainties, associated with physical world and the cyber space. In heterogeneous networked control systems environments, awareness and resilience are two important properties that these systems should bear and comply with. In this work the problem of resilience enhancement in heterogeneous networked control systems is addressed based on a distributed middleware, which is propped up on a hierarchical multi-agent framework, where each of the constituent agents is devoted to a specific task. The proposed architecture takes into account physical and cyber vulnerabilities and ensures state and context awareness, and a minimum level of acceptable operational performance, in response to physical and cyber disturbances. Experiments on a IPv6-based test-bed proved the relevance and benefits offered by the proposed architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages988-993
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663769
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 13 Feb 201915 Feb 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2019-February

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period13/02/1915/02/19

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