Design of multilevel flow modelling-based decision support system by using multiagent platform

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

For complex engineering systems, there is an increasing demand forsafety and reliability. Decision support system (DSS) is designed to offersupervision and analysis about operational situations. A proper modelrepresentation is required for DSS to understand the process knowledge.Multilevel flow modelling (MFM) represents complex system in multiplelevels of means-end and part-whole decompositions, which is proposed in thispaper as basis for developing decision support systems. The aim of this paper isto explore the different possible functionalities by applying MFM to DSS,where both currently available techniques of MFM reasoning and less matureyet relevant MFM concepts are considered. It also offers an architecture designof task organisation for MFM software tools by using the concept of agent andtechnology of multiagent software system
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Process Systems Engineering
Volume2
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)246-259
ISSN1757-6342
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Multiagent systems
  • MaS
  • Multilevel Flow Modelling
  • MFM
  • Functional modelling
  • Decision support system
  • DSS
  • Knowledge representation
  • Causal reasoning

Cite this

@article{a0599878dbcb42739f6c64c36bf0fc42,
title = "Design of multilevel flow modelling-based decision support system by using multiagent platform",
abstract = "For complex engineering systems, there is an increasing demand forsafety and reliability. Decision support system (DSS) is designed to offersupervision and analysis about operational situations. A proper modelrepresentation is required for DSS to understand the process knowledge.Multilevel flow modelling (MFM) represents complex system in multiplelevels of means-end and part-whole decompositions, which is proposed in thispaper as basis for developing decision support systems. The aim of this paper isto explore the different possible functionalities by applying MFM to DSS,where both currently available techniques of MFM reasoning and less matureyet relevant MFM concepts are considered. It also offers an architecture designof task organisation for MFM software tools by using the concept of agent andtechnology of multiagent software system",
keywords = "Multiagent systems, MaS, Multilevel Flow Modelling, MFM, Functional modelling, Decision support system, DSS, Knowledge representation, Causal reasoning",
author = "Xinxin Zhang and Morten Lind and Ole Ravn",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1504/IJPSE.2014.066692",
language = "English",
volume = "2",
pages = "246--259",
journal = "International Journal of Process Systems Engineering",
issn = "1757-6342",
publisher = "Inderscience Publishers",
number = "3",

}

Design of multilevel flow modelling-based decision support system by using multiagent platform. / Zhang, Xinxin; Lind, Morten; Ravn, Ole.

In: International Journal of Process Systems Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2015, p. 246-259.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Design of multilevel flow modelling-based decision support system by using multiagent platform

AU - Zhang, Xinxin

AU - Lind, Morten

AU - Ravn, Ole

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - For complex engineering systems, there is an increasing demand forsafety and reliability. Decision support system (DSS) is designed to offersupervision and analysis about operational situations. A proper modelrepresentation is required for DSS to understand the process knowledge.Multilevel flow modelling (MFM) represents complex system in multiplelevels of means-end and part-whole decompositions, which is proposed in thispaper as basis for developing decision support systems. The aim of this paper isto explore the different possible functionalities by applying MFM to DSS,where both currently available techniques of MFM reasoning and less matureyet relevant MFM concepts are considered. It also offers an architecture designof task organisation for MFM software tools by using the concept of agent andtechnology of multiagent software system

AB - For complex engineering systems, there is an increasing demand forsafety and reliability. Decision support system (DSS) is designed to offersupervision and analysis about operational situations. A proper modelrepresentation is required for DSS to understand the process knowledge.Multilevel flow modelling (MFM) represents complex system in multiplelevels of means-end and part-whole decompositions, which is proposed in thispaper as basis for developing decision support systems. The aim of this paper isto explore the different possible functionalities by applying MFM to DSS,where both currently available techniques of MFM reasoning and less matureyet relevant MFM concepts are considered. It also offers an architecture designof task organisation for MFM software tools by using the concept of agent andtechnology of multiagent software system

KW - Multiagent systems

KW - MaS

KW - Multilevel Flow Modelling

KW - MFM

KW - Functional modelling

KW - Decision support system

KW - DSS

KW - Knowledge representation

KW - Causal reasoning

U2 - 10.1504/IJPSE.2014.066692

DO - 10.1504/IJPSE.2014.066692

M3 - Journal article

VL - 2

SP - 246

EP - 259

JO - International Journal of Process Systems Engineering

JF - International Journal of Process Systems Engineering

SN - 1757-6342

IS - 3

ER -