Hardware-based Agent Modelling: Event-Driven Reactive Architecture (EDRA)

Eduardo Gerlein, TM McGinnity, Ammar Belatreche, SA Coleman, Yuhua Li

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Abstract

Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) have been recognised as a promisingsolution to address complex problems in many areas. However suchsystems are extremely hungry in terms of computational resources.Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) offer great performanceimprovement over software implementations in terms ofcomputational resource allocation but applications of multi-agentsystems in such hardware have been poorly explored. This paperdescribes an Event Driven Reactive Architecture (EDRA), whichis a novel multi-agent architecture for reconfigurable hardware.The EDRA approach enables the design and implementation of theinternal architecture of agents targeted to be deployed in FPGA,based on fine-grained task decomposition to generate reactivestructures triggered by signals through consistent hardwareinterfaces that enable the internal flow of information.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Pages1497-1498
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2014
Event13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems - Paris, France
Duration: 5 May 2014 → …

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Conference13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems
Period5/05/14 → …

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Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Hardware
Reconfigurable hardware
Multi agent systems
Resource allocation
Decomposition

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Gerlein, E., McGinnity, TM., Belatreche, A., Coleman, SA., & Li, Y. (2014). Hardware-based Agent Modelling: Event-Driven Reactive Architecture (EDRA). In Unknown Host Publication (pp. 1497-1498)
Gerlein, Eduardo ; McGinnity, TM ; Belatreche, Ammar ; Coleman, SA ; Li, Yuhua. / Hardware-based Agent Modelling: Event-Driven Reactive Architecture (EDRA). Unknown Host Publication. 2014. pp. 1497-1498
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Gerlein E, McGinnity TM, Belatreche A, Coleman SA, Li Y. Hardware-based Agent Modelling: Event-Driven Reactive Architecture (EDRA). In Unknown Host Publication. 2014. p. 1497-1498