In large-scale, complex domains such as space defense and security systems, situation assessment and decision making are evolving from centralized models to high-level, net-centric models. In this context, collaboration among the many actors involved in the situation assessment process is critical to achieve a prompt reaction as needed in the operational scenario. In this paper, we propose a multiagent-based approach to situation assessment, where agents cooperate by sharing local information to reach a common and coherent assessment of situations. Specifically, we characterize situation assessment as a classification process based on OWL ontology reasoning, and we provide a protocol for cooperative multiagent situation assessment, which allows the agents to achieve coherent high-level conclusions. We validate our approach in a real maritime surveillance scenario, where our prototype system effectively supports the user in detecting and classifying potential threats; moreover, our distributed solution performs comparably to a centralized method, while preserving independence of decision makers and dramatically reducing the amount of communication required.
|Titolo:||Cooperative situation assessment in a maritime scenario|
|Autori interni:||FARINELLI, Alessandro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|