Recent Developments and Future Trends of Industrial Agents

  • Paulo Leitão
  • Pavel Vrba
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6867)


The agent technology provides a new way to design and engineer control solutions based on the decentralization of control over distributed structures, addressing the current requirements for modern control systems in industrial domains. This paper presents the current situation of the development and deployment of agent technology, discussing the initiatives and the current trends faced for a wider dissemination and industrial adoption, based on the work that is being carried out by the IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Agents.


Multi-agent systems Industrial Agents Industrial applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo Leitão
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pavel Vrba
    • 3
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of BragançaBragançaPortugal
  2. 2.Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science LaboratoryPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Rockwell Automation s.r.o.Prague 5Czech Republic

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