A Distributed Multi-agent Control System for Power Consumption in Buildings

Anna Magdalena Kosek, Oliver Gehrke

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

392 Downloads (Pure)


This paper presents a distributed controller for adjusting the electrical consumption of a residential building in response to an external power setpoint in Watts. The controller is based on a multi-agent system and has been implemented in JCSP. It is modularly built, capable of self-configuration and adopting to a dynamic environment.
The paper describes the overall architecture and the design of the individual agents. Preliminary results from proof-of-concept tests on a real building are included.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunicating Process Architectures 2012
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventCommunicating Process Architectures 2012: The 34th WoTUG conference on concurrent and parallel programming - Abertay University , Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Aug 201229 Aug 2012


ConferenceCommunicating Process Architectures 2012
LocationAbertay University
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Agent system
  • JCSP
  • Distributed control
  • Home automation
  • Smart Buildings


Dive into the research topics of 'A Distributed Multi-agent Control System for Power Consumption in Buildings'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this