Using Mobile Agents for Managing Control and Alarms in Urban Infrastructures

  • Alejandro Quintero
  • Dougoukolo Konaré
  • Samuel Pierre
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2164)


This paper proposes an application of mobile agents for managing control and alarms in an integrated system dedicated to coordinated management of urban infrastructures (SIGEC). This system allows an ordered planning of the required work in an urban sector as well as an impact and the cost reduction of the interventions on the urban infrastructures. The SIGEC is based on a cooperative system which integrates a set of operating system (SIDEX), each of them being associated with a specific urban system (Sewerage, Waterworks, etc.). Dedicated to the management, regulation and interactive and dynamic monitoring of urban infrastructures in an efficient and correct way, the main objective of this system is to integrate the set of SIDEX into a single coherent environment that can help different classes of user achieve their tasks, their roles and their responsibilities within the municipal administration. In this context, the information can be presented in different forms: video, pictures, data and alarms. One of SIGEC’s objectives is the real-time management of urban Infrastructures’ control mechanisms. To carry out this process, the alarm control agent creates a mobile agent associated with the alarm, which is sent to a mobile station and warns an operator. SIGEC is provided by different measurement and monitoring instruments installed on some system’s elements to be supervised. Preliminary implementation results show that SIGEC supports effectively and efficiently the decision making process related to managing urban infrastructures.


Mobile Station MULTIAGENT System Mobile Agent Urban System Software Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro Quintero
    • 1
  • Dougoukolo Konaré
    • 1
  • Samuel Pierre
    • 1
  1. 1.Mobile Computing and Networking Research Laboratory (LARIM)Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering École Polytechnique de MontréalMontréalCanada

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